It’s been quite busy here at the Elegance Revisited headquarters lately. So busy that I haven’t had time to write new blog posts or sort out the problems I’ve been having with Bloglovin’ lately. Oh well, that’s what happens when real life (= work) gets in the way…
But let’s talk about this outfit. I was going for a look created entirely around muted, neutral colours. Or, rather, what passes for ‘neutrals’ in my world. We all know that white, beige and grey are not exactly my colours, so ‘neutrals’ usually means navy and white for me. Which is fine, and looks very fresh and crisp and clean, but it’s not exactly the look we mean when we talk about neutrals. Or neutrals as earthy, muted tones.
So, I took the sleeveless navy and white striped jersey dress as my starting point and added some elements that could help me fake that neutral tones look. Minimalist gold-tone accessories and the cognac leather bag helped, but I needed something else, too. Something that could mimic those earthy, muted tones without completely washing me out.
Then I remembered I had this cardigan. It’s an odd shade of greyish green. Or greenish grey, whatever. Not particularly flattering, but it works well as the ‘neutral’ foil to brighter colours when I want to tone down a look.
However, a simple navy and white dress and a mud-coloured cardigan sounds a bit boring, even if I was going for a ‘neutral’ look.
I needed something that would add some warmth and maybe pick up the cognac and gold tones of the accessories. And I needed that something around my neck. Because, let’s face it, ‘mud’ is not the most flattering colour next to my face…
So, how about this necklace? It’s made of cork, and I bought it in Madeira a couple of years ago (Oh, I miss travelling!). Maybe that will do the trick. What do you think?
dress: Pelle P / cardigan: Cut & Pret / shoes: Vagabond /
sunglasses: Longchamp / bag: Coccinelle / cork necklace: Artipel (old)
How would you accessorise a neutral look?
PS: I’m getting increasingly fed up with Bloglovin’ (again). As you may recall, I’ve had some problems with it in the past (my posts not showing up on feeds, or taking days to finally pop up etc), and most recently my post about sunglasses simply vanished: it was there one minute, then it was gone. And you can’t find it on Bloglovin’, no matter what you do… So, of course I contacted Bloglovin’ support, and of course they haven’t responded. Thus, in case you follow me on Bloglovin’ and haven’t seen any posts for a while, that’s not because I haven’t posted but because Bloglovin’ doesn’t like me (yes, I know that sounds a bit paranoid, but I don’t know what else to think at this point. Besides, I’m really annoyed and frustrated…).
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