Thursday, June 23, 2011

Make Me Blush

My new favorite of-the-moment color is blush ~ an ultra-feminine blend of pale pink & soft nude. I love it because it acts as a neutral and is so easy to pair with other colors, whether they be bold or muted. Plus, it's flattering on everyone...a beautiful contrast for those with dark or olive skin, but also pretty with a fair complexion & light hair.

To further prove the versatility of this color & to inspire you to give it a try, here are four different outfits I created, using a blush-colored blazer (recently purchased from H&M), paired with pieces I already owned. While I chose to mix it with mostly neutrals, blush also looks great with brights like scarlet, purple & pink (and are great options if you're nervous about it washing you out).

In case you were wondering, I intentionally cut off my calves & feet, because I wanted to you to be able to see the color combinations up close. And I apologize for these pictures being a little fuzzy - it was incredibly cloudy outside, so we had to shoot indoors...thus the mediocre lighting.

1) Olive Green & Gold: Mossimo sheath dress, Adrienne Vittadini belt, Vintage bracelet, Banana Republic cocktail ring
2) Camel & White: NY & Company chiffon tank, Attention pants, Ann Taylor statement necklace

3) Ivory & Chocolate Brown: Gap blouse, LOFT skinny pants, TJ Maxx earrings
4) Black & Silver: Forever 21 tank, Gap trousers, Simply Vera by Vera Wang layered necklace, Alfani belt



Cadrommy said...

I need a blush colored blazer. Bad. And this just makes me want one more! I love every single look you put together!

ChiccaStyle said...

WOW,this post is simply amazing!!!Love the different combinations, thanks for the inspiration!

Alysson said...

I also LOVE blush..these inspirations are just fabulous. I found a blush blazer at Jcrew- I need to add it to my collection now. xo said...

What a great choice of combinations - the colour of the jacket is super cute and feminine, a style that I love, and I'm going to think about getting a little of this colour in my wardrobe because I agree that even with a fair complexion this can work. Great post!

Mariel Torres said...

all the outfits are stunning! i must find myself a blazer like that ;)



Lovely, I absolutely adore blush and I'm loving all of the different ways that you've featured it here. I'm especially fond of blush paired with olive -SO gorgeous. Hope your day is a fabulous one. xx veronika

LV said...

I love the color of this blazer. This is so soft and pretty. I really like all the different ways you styled it.

kenzi said...

I love that blazer! I'm always afraid I'll look too box-y. But this one looks relaxed and feminine. Gorgeous!


The Budget Babe said...

i looove look 3, so elegant. i think blush works especially well on brunettes!

Jess, Jessie, Jessalynn, Mommy, Balanced Libra, or just Jessica if you don't know me yet! said...

THESE are such great look ideas!
I am bookmarking this post!

Jess @ the balanced libra!