In an attempt at this formula, I paired a striped tee that I like, but don't wear all that often with rust crops and a rust/brown neckerchief. In my head, it was terrific.
Then I took a picture. Sigh. First, the proportions are off: The shirt is too short for the crops, the crops are too short to be crops (they're more capris?), and they're too tight too, and the neckerchief is kinda too big (and too hot) to wear with it.
So I wasn't thrilled with it. But glad to have the truth of the picture nonetheless.
The top goes fine with skirts. I'm debating on keeping the pants - what do you think? And I think the neckerchief trend is not a hot-weather trend for me. Maybe next week when it should be cooler I'll try again.