31 Days, 31 Ways Remix Day 15

31 Days, 31 Ways Remix Day 15

Happy Tuesday!

T and I just got back from a mini weekend in Austin filled with lots of time together, delicious Whole 30 approved food, and a lot of time outside. It was a little slice of heaven on earth. We’ve got a crazy rest of the week ahead, so let’s jump into day 15’s prompt for the 31 Days, 31 Ways Remix!

If you’re just joining us, we’re on day 15 of shopping our closets to create 31 “new” outfits. We’d love for you to remix along with us. Use this prompt to create your outfit tomorrow, and circle back around to create the rest of the looks at the end of the challenge. All the details are at the end of this post.

Today’s challenge is to create a color blocked look. That simply means pairing two solid colored pieces together and forming an outfit around them.

Day 15

Greater Than Rubies

Greater Than Rubies

For my outfit, I paired a maroon blouse and olive skinnies. I added a black sweater and leopard flats to give the look a little extra polish. Leopard is a go-to for me when I want to add a little more interest with a neutral. Because it’s made up of neutral colors, you can treat it like one even though it’s a print.

Now it’s your turn to make it work! Here are a few tips to get you started:

  • How to dress it up: tuck in the top and add a belt. Heels and/or a blazer would also dress up the outfit. Choose colors that are more understated, like a deep red and navy or emerald and taupe for a traditional office.
  • How to dress it down: another version of this look would be to button the cardigan and belt it. You could also choose a top that wasn’t silky for a more relaxed feel. Pick colors that are a bold combination if you don’t have a dress code to worry about. Mint and mustard, red and lilac- get creative!
  • My trick for choosing colors to color block is to pick two (any two), and add a neutral piece to ground the look (like the black cardigan above). You’ll look pulled together just like that.
  • Here are a few color combinations to browse for inspiration if you’re feeling stuck.

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  • Carly October 14, 2014 at 12:46 PM

    Love this look and your bag is fabulous! Where did you get the top and bag?

    • Caitlin Author October 18, 2014 at 11:22 AM

      Thanks, Carly! The top is Old Navy, and the bag is Forever 21.

  • Iris October 15, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    This look is fantastic! I’ve colored blocked my maroon tie blouse with cobalt skinny trousers. I love the maroon and green. The cardigan and leopard shoes really do give it a completed look. Yay for our twinkies shoes! I could totally copy this outfit! Thanks again for the inspiration!

    • Caitlin Author October 18, 2014 at 11:22 AM

      Thanks, Iris! I don’t think I’ve paired cobalt and maroon. I bet it looks great. If you copy it, be sure to tag me! I want to see it. :)

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