I love turquoise, Pocahontas loves turquoise and I think it’s safe to say that this Fashionista is also a fan. Her turquoise sandals have consistently caught my eye in class and continued to maintain their pizzazz when I finally asked to take a picture of her outfit. Turquoise is one of those colors that truly looks good on every skin tone. Think about it, if you are pale, it looks great; if you are tan, it still looks great and if you have a dark complexion, it still has a radiant effect. A second great thing about this color is its lack of gender bias. If I saw a guy wearing turquoise, I wouldn’t think that he was being effeminate (not that a guy wearing pink is ever a problem).
Along with sporting turquoise in her shoes, she also incorporated the hue into her earrings. Now, I know that being too “matchy-matchy” can be of great concern to many, but here is a great example of how to do it successfully. The main thing is that her earrings are simple and don’t match the exact shade of her shoes, but the two still bring out the color in one another. It’s like when you wear a blue top and then your eyes look bluer all day.
Both her accessories also complemented her adorable pleated and ruffled dress, which she smartly belted. The blush tones of purple and gray in her dress gave her shoes an opportunity to stand out, while her shoes were a good pick to dress her dress down a bit. If she paired the dress with a pair of turquoise heels and a blazer, she could quickly make it work for a special occasion.
The next time you are looking for a pair of summer sandals, try to find ones that one don’t blend in with everyone else’s. Go for a brighter hue, like coral, cobalt blue or turquoise like this Fashionista. Having colors like these in your shoe closet are great for brightening up an outfit, or complementing accessories in their same color family.
Spotted: Thakoon’s spring 2012 ready-to-wear collection featured many beautiful looks that had bright pops of turquoise.