Is it blue or green?

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Repeat, rewear, make it your own…
I posted an almost identical outfit  about 8 months ago, in spring. Well, the same skirt, the same coat, and the same sunglasses. Let’s call this the winter version of the outfit. I’m wearing a cashmere jumper, after all.

Speaking of winter… Where has all the snow gone? Well, we had full-on winter for a couple of weeks, then some slush and sleet for a week, and then the snow was gone and we’re back to warmer temperatures. Let’s enjoy while it lasts. Because winter will be back, with a vengeance…

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Blending Colours

So I’m back to one of my favourite colour combinations: blue and green. Well, the coat is teal, and the scarf is aqua (which is basically just a lighter, sort of very diluted shade of teal)… In my book, teal (or aqua) is more green than blue. Yes, I know, some people say it’s blue… Let’s put it this way: teal is both darker and greener than turquoise. And turquoise is closer to blue than green, but definitely more green than, say, sky blue. Or my jumper here. Which is blue, but a warm shade of blue, which means that it’s closer to green but it’s not turquoise. And now you’re starting to get a headache… So, let’s just say that it’s probably a matter of personal taste and very subjective where we draw the line between blue and green…

Never mind… I have neither the interest nor the patience to analyse this further. After all, the only thing that matters is that the colours in this outfit provide just enough contrast yet blend in harmoniously.

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Outfit details:

coat: Hobbs (old) / cashmere jumper: Caroll / skirt: Boden (old) / 

boots: Bronx (old) / bag and sunglasses: Chanel

Where do you stand on the blue-green conundrum? Is teal blue or green? 



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  1. Nancy
    27 November 2016 / 6:12 pm

    That outfit is so pretty and so flattering! Love the colors!

    • Tiina L
      28 November 2016 / 7:24 pm

      Thanks, Nancy!

  2. Natalia Lialina
    27 November 2016 / 6:32 pm

    I love this subtle color combination on you, Tina! And I love that the skirt provides contrast for an additional interest. It's a great number!

    • Tiina L
      28 November 2016 / 7:25 pm

      Thanks, Natalia! I love blue and green tones, and as a colour combo it always seems to work.

  3. Patti
    27 November 2016 / 11:05 pm

    I can't choose between blue and green, but I know what looks great – these colors, on you! Thanks for linking, xo-Patti

    • Tiina L
      28 November 2016 / 7:25 pm

      Thanks, Patti!

  4. Shybiker
    28 November 2016 / 12:00 am

    Ooh, I love this! Blue and green go so well together, especially these shades. You look like a painting.

    • Tiina L
      28 November 2016 / 7:26 pm

      Thanks, Ally, that's so sweet.

  5. Jill James
    28 November 2016 / 4:47 am

    Either blue or green , you do wear them so well.Love the graphic print of your skirt , it adds such an interesting dimension. Hope your milder weather continues for a while longer.

    • Tiina L
      28 November 2016 / 7:27 pm

      Thanks, Jill. I love this print, although it looks a bit like something you'd have as kitchen curtains. Or maybe that's what's so great about it… I'm afraid the mild weather is already on its way out…

  6. J. Elle
    28 November 2016 / 1:48 pm

    Beautiful mix of colors! Your skirt is fantastic with its geometric print and vibrant color combination.

    • Tiina L
      28 November 2016 / 7:29 pm

      Thanks! I love geometric prints (or stripes), especially in bright colours. it's a bit 60's Mod, isn't it?

  7. Nancy's Fashion Style
    28 November 2016 / 4:50 pm

    I love Green and Blue together and love this combination! And were are you heading?

    • Tiina L
      28 November 2016 / 7:30 pm

      Thanks, Nancy. These photos were taken a week ago on Saturday, I think we were going to lunch, nothing special.

  8. Jessica Jannenga
    29 November 2016 / 10:34 pm

    You cant go wrong with cashmere! Love this color combination, you know what colors suit you so well! This teal and yellow look wonderful. Thanks for linking to Turning heads tuesdayjess

    • Tiina L
      4 December 2016 / 12:08 pm

      I couldn't agree more, cashmere always works! There's nothing better than that on a cold winter day. Thanks, Jessica.

  9. Anna Shirley
    30 November 2016 / 10:47 am

    I love this color combo. Very flattering. I love whole outfit.Anna

    • Tiina L
      4 December 2016 / 12:10 pm

      Thanks, Anna. Blu is one of my favourite colours, too, and a bit of green makes it so fresh and crisp.

  10. Antionette Blake
    1 December 2016 / 6:15 pm

    One of my favorite color combinations are blue and gold and that skirt is everything!

    • Tiina L
      4 December 2016 / 12:11 pm

      Oh yes! Blue and gold, genius! I particularly love gold-toned jewellery with blue.

  11. Jonathan
    2 December 2016 / 2:04 am

    Thank you for linking up with the Top of the World Style Linkup this week!JonathanThe Hosiery Spot

    • Tiina L
      4 December 2016 / 12:11 pm

      Thanks, Jonathan.

  12. Nicole Mölders
    2 December 2016 / 3:53 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. This ksirt is one of my favorites in your closet. It doesn't matter whether it is blue or green, it lloks great on you.

    • Tiina L
      4 December 2016 / 12:12 pm

      Thanks, Nicole. I agree: blue or green, who cares.

  13. Melissa Convertino
    2 December 2016 / 3:42 pm

    I always feel good when I reuse an outfit! It's like your getting your moneys worth Blue and green combo are always good for those winter blues!Thank you for linking up with Weekend Wear xoMel

    • Tiina L
      4 December 2016 / 12:15 pm

      Thanks, Melissa. Yes, I think most people wear their clothes over and over again, and I think it's sort of 'my job' as a blogger to show how to mix and match what I already have in my wardrobe and encourage others to do the same.

    • Tiina L
      13 January 2017 / 8:46 am

      Thanks, Shelbee, great to hear that. Well, blue or green, I love them both…

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