Remix Rewear Restyle Link Up: Floral

Remix Rewear Restyle Link Up: Floral

Happy Monday, Remixinistas!

If you’re new, Remix Rewear Restyle is a weekly challenge to shop your closet and show us how you style a certain piece. Don’t worry about being right or wrong- there aren’t any rules except to include a piece that fits the challenge. So go shop that closet and link up your look!

This week, we’re sharing how we wear floral in that weird winter slash almost spring time. Floral doesn’t have to be relegated to spring or summer; it’s perfectly appropriate year round.

This weekend, I paired my favorite floral blouse with a bright red skirt and black sweater. I love combining navy and black- the trick is to make sure it doesn’t look like you’re color blind. There should be a great enough color variation it’s obvious you made a conscious choice to pair them together.

Because this skirt sits high on my waist, I paired black tights and booties together to visually lengthen my leg line.

Greater Than Rubies

I’ve been in a simplistic jewelry mood, so I added my gold link bracelet and a bangle that mixes cobalt and black. If you’re worried about pairing colors together, find pieces like this that do it for you. Just be careful not to be matchy matchy- it can make you appear older and/or outdated. If the colors are in the same area of the crayon box (like orange and yellow or cobalt and navy), they go together. (That’s one of my favorite What Not To Wear-isms.)

Greater Than Rubies

How do you style floral in cooler temps? Can’t wait to see your looks! Link them up below.

Remix Rewear Restyle I Greater Than Rubies

Coming up:

March 10: Colored Cardigan
March 17: No Pinching! (Green Remix)
March 24: Get Redressed Remix
March 31: Dress Up

PS The 365 Days of Remixing Link Up will be Saturday. Show us a look you wore in February, a few, or a whole month’s worth! We want to see how you’re working your closet.

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Shop the Look

blouse {target- similar, similar}
cardigan {old navy- similar}
skirt {the attic- similar, similar}
booties {payless- similar}
multi color bangle {sam moon- similar, similar}
pave (faux) diamond link bracelet {j. crew factory- similar, similar}

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PS Linking up at WIWW & Tucker Up!

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22 Comments

  • Selah March 3, 2014 at 8:24 AM

    I love black and navy! That’s a good point about color variation. I’ve also found, when working with very dark navy, that balance between colors works – equal parts black and dark navy will look good, while a mostly black outfit with a single dark navy piece looks like a mistake.

    • Caitlin Author March 4, 2014 at 10:55 AM

      So true! Great point, Selah.

  • Maricel @ My Closet Catalogue March 3, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    You make navy look current and young. Must be the print coupled with the orange. I’m a “winter” and have been told I can do navy but every time I try, I end up looking years older and rather stuffy. Maybe I should stick to my cobalt blue and be happy and just admire others in navy instead.

    • Caitlin Author March 4, 2014 at 10:55 AM

      What do you typically pair it with, Maricel?

      • Maricel @ My Closet Catalogue March 5, 2014 at 8:36 AM

        Typically, I use it like a neutral. But to be honest, I have so few of it that it’s not really the first thing I grab. I don’t have any navy tops at all; the bulk of my navy are either bottoms (easy enough to pair) or blazers. The one notable pairing I made with navy happened with yesterday’s outfit – http://myclosetcatalogue.com/2014/03/04/ootd-of-gin-and-tonic-and-love-and-chocolate/ – but notice the bright sapphire that mitigates the stuffiness. Also, even with such a fun outfit, I felt a lot more “mature” than I normally feel.

        • Caitlin Author March 11, 2014 at 8:45 AM

          What a gorgeous combination! I love the silk and lace textures mixed together. Navy can feel a bit more mature, but I think having it in blazers and bottoms is the perfect way to add a classic touch. Maybe that’s why it feels a little older to you. In my opinion, classic outfits carry a more mature vibe, and it’s the addition of color and pattern and texture that make it feel younger and a little more fun.

  • Sarah @ Tucker Up March 3, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    I am so over this winter weather! This outfit is so springy, and gorgeous.

    • Caitlin Author March 4, 2014 at 10:56 AM

      ME TOO! :) Thanks, Sarah! I keep dressing with springy-er pieces, hoping it will make it come faster. Fingers crossed after today we’ll be good!

  • Iris March 3, 2014 at 11:18 AM

    A black cardigan is on my list. I definitely want one that doesn’t pill or fade and fits me perfectly – which means I’ll be looking for good quality and a petite size. I don’t want 3/4 sleeves or have to roll up the sleeves. That’s what I’ve had to do with all my cardigans. Now that I know what I want, I’m not going to settle.

    • Caitlin Author March 4, 2014 at 10:57 AM

      That’s great, Iris! When you find it, remember you can always dye it when it does start to fade to make it last even longer.

      • Iris March 4, 2014 at 3:14 PM

        Thanks for the tip! I remember you posting something about that!

  • Amy G March 3, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    This look is great! I struggle with pairing navy and black, but you really make it work here! I like you tip about mixing them – that’s a good idea to keep in mind.

  • Carly March 4, 2014 at 7:43 AM

    I have been seeing navy and black together and I love your look. I am not sure if I have the right pieces to pull it off. Thanks for the ideas and tips!

  • Michelle @ Remy and Me. March 5, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Hello! I found you via The Pleated Poppy. Love the floral with the darker tones – it works so well together. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Caitlin Author March 11, 2014 at 8:35 AM

      Thank you, Michelle! So glad you stopped by!

  • Ashley March 5, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    I love the way you wore winter florals. The skirt and shirt go so well together! And thanks for sharing the color tip!

    • Caitlin Author March 11, 2014 at 8:34 AM

      You are so welcome, Ashley!

  • Ginny March 5, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    What a beautiful outfit. I adore this blouse and your styling here.

  • Audrey @ Putting Me Together March 6, 2014 at 12:04 PM

    I absolutely love this outfit! How did I ever miss this blouse a Target?!

    • Caitlin Author March 11, 2014 at 8:31 AM

      Thanks, Audrey! I found it on super clearance and fell in love. I’m so sad you missed it! Maybe they’ll come out with a similar one next season. Fingers crossed! :)

  • Marteka March 10, 2014 at 3:46 AM

    This was a difficult challenge! I love cute florals on other people, but can’t seem to make it work on myself. I only own ONE floral item, a grey scarf with warm colored print. This cold/warm color combi has made me unsure of what to match it with, and this outfit is my first attempt in many years to wear the scarf! I was quite happy with the results, I teamed it up with a “warm grey” cropped cardi, a clear purple tank and red wine tights to pick up the different temperatures in the scarf’s color. I don’t think I would have thought of this outfit option if it wasn’t for the linkup – thank you, Caitlin! :-)

    • Caitlin Author March 11, 2014 at 8:28 AM

      Marteka- I love it! That’s the whole point of the link up. Love seeing the ways you all make it work! :)

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