WIW: Orange and blue

So thankful for Angie's posts - they always inspire me!

Today I'm trying out one rendition of orange and blue.  This one has a  coral-ish sweater over mid-dark wash narrow jeans.  It felt a bit dull, so I added my mis-matched converse to give it a little sass.  

(My current philosophy on the mis-match: if I wear it intentionally, everyone will think that it is.  I get compliments from teenagers most every time I wear these.)

Does it come anywhere close to working?  What would improve it?

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  • kellygirl replied 9 years ago

    I love the color combination and think the white in the shoes really kick it up a notch. Fun casual outfit!

  • Joy replied 9 years ago

    I love this outfit. The bright sweater is gorgeous on you and looks great with blue. I think you nailed it with the Converse, although the mismatch isn't noticeable on my mini pad screen.

  • replied 9 years ago

    I love this Amy! The collar on your sweater is gorgeous and it looks lovely and soft. I think the mis-matched Converse are the perfect finishing touch.

  • El Cee replied 9 years ago

    Very nice! The coral color is flattering on you. Lovin' the mismatched Cons.

  • catgirl replied 9 years ago

    Another win! Love this on you.

  • MsMary replied 9 years ago

    Wow!  I love this!  And I think the mis-matched Cons are fab!!  (Must be the teenager in me coming out!) 

    We are both in coral and navy today!  Although your outfit looks a lot more comfy than mine!

  • Glory replied 9 years ago

    Amy you look fantastic in this coral colour. I love your cons - but I've told you that before. xo

  • replied 9 years ago

    LOVE!  You do look great in that color and the cons add just the right easy breezy relaxed MOTG fabness.

  • Beth Ann replied 9 years ago

    This is a terrific combo for you, Amy, and it fits really well into your real life needs, too!  Maximum impact, minimal fuss.

  • pil replied 9 years ago

    I missed the mismatched Cons acquisition - is it intentional? What a nice sweater - color and collar!

  • amiable replied 9 years ago

    Oh no Pil, it wasn't intentional!  I picked them up at a clothing giveaway - they were together, and looked like a pair to me...  My second time wearing them was to a homeschool class, where I sat on the floor for an hour or so, with my feet out in front of me.  I was horrified to look at them and notice that they didn't match!

    When I got home, I discovered that they weren't even the same size!  I lamented here, and while most lamented with me, a few (including Angie, I think), said that it looked intentional.  

    So I decided to keep them until I come across a replacement.

    The next time I wore them, a young (19yo)  friend of ours said "Wow, I LOVE your converse!  How did you get one tongue white and the other black?!".  And that's been the general teenager reaction since.  I'm not sure anyone else has noticed, ha!

  • replied 9 years ago

    Looking good, Amy!

  • Inge replied 9 years ago

    You are on a roll, Amy! The colours look wonderful on you, and I love how the white in the sneakers adds some crispness, while the collar on the jumper adds some visual interest. Another fab outfit!

    (*smiling about the mismatched sneakers*)

  • Suz replied 9 years ago

    This is fabulous, Amy! Love the colours on you and the sneakers add just the right amount of whimsy and punch. Great!!! 

  • JillG replied 9 years ago

    What a fun casual outfit!

  • Jaime replied 9 years ago

    Looks good. So funny what teens will notice and like!

  • replied 9 years ago

    OKAY. Wow. First impression: You look ah-mazing in orange. That really jumped out at me because it's not a good color on me. Don't know how you feel about color analysis, but I thought I'd throw that out there. You are probably some type of autumn? That's a funny story about the sneakers, and I'm so glad you kept them (as long as the size difference doesn't bother your feet). Great orange and blue outfit Amy!

  • Runcarla replied 9 years ago

    Love this outfit...from top to toe! Worth a repeat.

  • amiable replied 9 years ago

    Thanks Claire - I'm pretty sure I'm some not-quite-in-the-box cross between deep autumn and deep winter.  I think I used to be closer to autumn, but as I age, my coloring is changing just slightly, and I suspect that I'm more winter than autumn now - but really I'm somewhere between.  I do like the way this pinkish orange (it's pinker than the picture shows, but still within an orange/coral family) looks on me.  Thanks! :)

  • Neel replied 9 years ago

    This is fun!  Love the neck line of the top and with the sneakers its just perfect!

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