pink and red – a clash course

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Monday, Monday.  And gloomy here too on the east coast – but what a beautiful weekend, right?  I guess I can take a rainy Monday if it means that we have two days of sheer beauty on Saturday and Sunday.  I hope you all had a great weekend and got to spend time outside.  Late last week I started thinking about pink and red.  I wanted so badly to wear these two colors to dinner on Saturday night to only realize that the majority of my wardrobe consists of neutrals (note to self: start buying color!)  I wound up in dark plaid and am now on a mission to find a few pink and red pieces to incorporate into my wardrobe!  Some feel this combination could head into clash-ville, but I’m here to change those naysayers minds (or at least give you the low down!)

Pink and red live in the warm family on the color wheel.  This means that they are “associated with daylight or sunset” according to the color theory.  They sit directly next to each other on the spectrum because of the similarity in tone.  As a visual merchandiser who has spent the last 10+ years working in retail, pink and red almost always sit side by side on a table top item progression to avoid harsh color contrast and a choppy presentation of color.   Warm colors flow beautifully with ease and are gentle on the eyes.

With head to toe (of the same) color trending in a major way this season, pink and a red is another option if the one color look isn’t for you.  So what do you think?  Have I convinced you?  How about trying this… *above photo via here

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  1. Topshop sleeveless shell top, $64, topshop.com
  2. Mango super slim trousers, $39.99, mango.com
  3. Topshop notch jacket, $110, topshop.com
  4. Miguel Ases beaded earrings, $185, shopbop.com
  5. Asos 2 pack cuffs, $24.94, asos.com
  6. Milly fringe clutch, $350, shopbop.com
  7. See by Chloe metallic pumps, $295, shopbop.com

white hot

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Happy Monday!  Did you all have a nice weekend?  Let’s discuss blazers today – an appropriate item for this ongoing brisk spring weather!  Something tells me you have a black one hanging in your closet already.  Or if you don’t, you’ve certainly had a conversation with yourself about needing one.  Am I right?  Well I’ve got a proposition for you – instead of taking out the good ole staple black blazer for your second layer this season, why not get a brand spanking new white one??  I’m a lover of white always (as I’m sure you’ve figured out from this post) so no brainer for me .  But how about you??  Are you ready to swap the classic for trendier version?  I think you should go for it and I promise you won’t look like a waiter.  That’s an old wives tale – just like the “don’t wear white after labor day or before memorial” – who the heck came up with that?  Anyway, here’s a few styles to get you going, me rocking it this weekend and check this and this out for more visual convincing!   above photo via here

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  1. Mango minimalistic blazer, $129.99, mango.com
  2. H&M blazer, $49.95, hm.com for locations
  3. H&M blazer, $49.95, hm.com for locations
  4. Topshop ponte jet pocket blazer, $70, topshop.com
  5. Theory crepe blazer, $385, net-a-porter.com
  6. Rag & Bone finn vest, $450, shopbop.com

animal instinct

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Since posting this earlier in the week I’ve been inspired to find super chic head to looks that won’t break the bank!  I’ve gone and done it again, this time keeping the full ensemble around $200!  I think I may be onto something here and this behavior is becoming part of my, oh – animal instinct (wink wink)!  This spring look is perfect for your weekend frolicking and don’t be surprised if you spot me around NYC in the budget conscious version sometime very soon!  Enjoy!  xx #yoursoulstyle

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  1. Mango knit sweater, $39.99 (sale!), mango.com
  2. Topshop floral print animal shorts, $60, topshop.com
  3. H&M sunglasses, $5.95, hm.com for locations
  4. Sephora forever fuchsia cream lip stain, $12, sephora.com
  5. ASOS across body bag, $26.90, asos.com
  6. Dolce Vita diandra sandal, $69, dolcevita.com