WIW 07.06 [Toffee and Light Blue (and white, black, taupe...)]

I looove the color combos Angie showed in her formula post this morning! Especially with white added in. This is an easier formula to pull together in winter, as noted might be the case in the blog post; for summer I can swing taupe/cognac and pale aqua -- or on cooler days, like today (though it turned out much less cool than I expected!), I can use faded blue denim.

I dunno why but I had it in my head that the formula included white specifically, maybe half because some of the examples showed it and half because it's my favorite neutral. Either way now I feel less bad about adding in so many other colors ;) I'll probably have to give this one another try for something more authentic to the formula but for today I'm quite pleased with this outfit and will add it to the repeats ^^

Comments, critiques, thoughts and questions welcome!

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  • LaPed replied 5 years ago

    So lovely, cool and crisp. I adore the swallow sweater!!

  • Like the Season replied 5 years ago

    This outfit is fantastic, Aida. Beautifully balanced. 

  • Joy replied 5 years ago

    A definite outfit to put into rotation. I like Like the Season's word "balanced".

  • JAileen replied 5 years ago

    I loved Angie’s formula, too. Your version is especially nice, with your sandals, the swallows, and your hair matching. You definitely should repeat it.

  • Aida replied 5 years ago

    Thanks ladies! It felt a little weird to be wearing black shoes with this especially since I don't really wear dark sandals (this pair might be the first?) but after I got over that I really liked how they looked here. Black footwear is making a bit of a wardrobe comeback for me, though I don't expect it to overtake my love of light shoes ^^

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    That swallow sweater is fabulous! What a great pattern. I was going to say I don't think I have ever seen you in dark footwear! But these are great and they bookend/ tie the pattern in. 

  • Brooklyn replied 5 years ago

    I love it. I love the bird top. I love the sandals. Such a wonderful light touch use of black.

  • jussie replied 5 years ago

    Lovely. I’ve been wanting a denim vest...
    The black shoes look good.

  • Mirjana replied 5 years ago

    Beautiful outfit Aida, great with black sandals echo you lovely hair. I also love this color combos Angie showed in the post .

  • kellygirl replied 5 years ago

    Aida! Such a treat to see you posting again. I LOVE this on you. You look so good in those soft colors. (Now that it's the weekend, I have a chance to look at the details. I love how you post your finds.) You are gorgeous as ever! I love the sandals--I've been looking for a pair of slides...

  • Joyce B replied 5 years ago

    That is a very good Summer outfit, I am glad that you will put it in your repeat repertoire.

  • Kate replied 5 years ago

    I love this outfit on you, Aida. Beautiful soft colors, and I especially like the shoes and bag.

  • Bonnie replied 5 years ago

    I love this outfit and it's one that I can try to copy. I have a pale blue vest and white jeans but my top is gray with black birds. I'll give it a try when I return home from my vacay. Super cute sandals.

  • Katerina replied 5 years ago

    I absolutely love this outfit on you, Aida. Perfection. The swallow sweater combined with the shoes and your hair is brilliant and this combo really makes the outfit. Your outfits are always outstanding!

  • Jaime replied 5 years ago

    Beautiful. Those shoes were great picks - the vertical line makes them! 

  • Aida replied 5 years ago

    Thanks for the lovely comments :D I enjoyed the "about as low contrast as high contrast can get" aspect of this outfit very much!

    Suz, yes it's definitely not often I wear dark footwear! My shoes are roughly 1-1-2 dark-mid-light, and most of the darker ones are fall/winter. Still working out the kinks with these sandals but it's been fun so far.

    Brooklyn, ooh thanks for the term "light touch use of black", that's perfect for summer for me.

    Kelly, I would definitely recommend the sandals, especially if normal slides don't stay on your feet (like mine!). The black bands are wide elastic and quite soft. In fact, I think I'll make a recommendation post about them.

    Bonnie, this color palette seems perfect for you! How fun that you also have a swallow top ^^

  • Stagiaire Fash replied 5 years ago

    Nice example of brown leather bag with not-brown outfit. But I’m still waiting to make my decision.

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