WIW 04.24 [red, white, black... and lime]

After heavy rainfall last night and big wind today, I felt like something cheerful and energetic was in order. Can't say I'm shy about color ;)

I haven't been wearing my scarves much the past two years, probably due to really streamlining outfits overall (same reason my jackets weren't getting worn for that matter), but have been cautiously feeling both the scarves and jackets again. Last season I noticed that when I did feel like wearing a scarf, I kept reaching for a white-based print that I didn't have. So I recently picked up this gauzy zebra print scarf, which fits the bill nicely for now. The sour green is not a shade I can normally wear, so I am happy to enjoy it in little accents like this. This outfit formed around my desire to wear the scarf today!

Because it's cool and windy, I knew that I would need: at least one sweatery item, full length pants, and hair to be put up. Not sure where the red jeans idea came from, but it popped into my head just before I fell asleep last night and I rolled with it. This scarf tie covers a lot, so I thought something soft and drapey underneath would work best to keep from being too bulky. I layered a loose white tank and a drapey white tee, and popped my ivory BF cardigan over the top for additional softness. The nude boots pick up on the boho feel from the scarf fringe and print. Further accessorized with dainty gold jewelry and a rich red lip color, along with freshly painted very neon lemon-lime nails (I mean seriously, ridiculously highlighter-neon).

Today's outfit is even more layered than yesterday's, though like that one it doesn't show because of all the lightweight fabrications. At this time of year, layering with several lightweight breezy items helps me feel appropriately springy while keeping me warm!

Comments, critiques, thoughts and questions welcome.

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  • pil replied 5 years ago

    Cheerful indeed! What a great scarf with this and the manicure is so fun.

  • shevia replied 5 years ago

    Well if you are going to wear a scarf that is the one to wear! Love it against the white background. 

  • Kiwichik replied 5 years ago

    Love it - enjoying the scarf, the bright jeans, the light boots complimenting and balancing the light tops and of course the nails going with the scarf fringe.

  • annagybe replied 5 years ago

    Looks great.

  • Sveta replied 5 years ago

    I could have written the same things about myself and scarves - up to reaching for a black and white one which I also don't have in a warmer that thin silk version.
    I also don't know how the red jeans popped into your head but I think it was a brilliant idea! And lime accents are just a cherry on top (including your really cool nails)!
    This outfit may be technically more layered but it does not look this way because all layers are low contrast I think.

  • Karie replied 5 years ago

    I love how you paired the scarf with a red and white outfit - I never would have thought to do that. It looks perfect!

  • Aida replied 5 years ago

    Thanks ladies! I felt very energetic today :D

    KC, by the way thanks for the daily cheering, I hope I can stick with it!

    Sveta, low contrast also helps a lot (same as yesterday). I think higher contrast with lightweight layers would still look more refined, though certainly a lot busier than layers of white ;)

  • abc replied 5 years ago

    I love the bright colors, red pants are awesome.

  • Lisa replied 5 years ago

    I really appreciate the thought process along with the outfit.  Very helpful!  I am also a fan of those bright nails and the strip of bright on the scarf. 

  • replied 5 years ago

    I love the raspberry shade of red with the limey green tone, gorgeous. I can almost feel the breezy fresh layers. It's a very happy outfit indeed. Fab nails too :)

  • Aida replied 5 years ago

    Thank you for the comments! Glad to hear my rambling resonates :)

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