STYLE GURU STYLE: Pop of Color, Literally

STYLE GURU STYLE: Pop of Color, Literally

Constantly wearing the same color can get dull and boring really quick. To create more spunk and flavor in my day to day outfits, I decided to add active colors that bounce off neutral colors to create contrast. I was inspired by designer Kimora Lee Simmons and her resort 2017 runway show to create this outfit. Her looks inspired me to find clothes that gave a sophisticated, but relaxed overall look with clothes that flowed but still contained elegance. Her runway looks also caught my eye because they have the overall same hues as my closet with blues and whites. However, she still matched the colors with different patterns and textures to create a whole new feeling altogether. In some looks, she added texture through ruffles in the navy blue pieces. In another look, she mixed a light pastel yellow pattern that matched very well with the blue. This elevated the swiftness and decadence of the look altogether. This blue and yellow combo was my main inspiration, but I just turned it up a notch by using much brighter colors as it is summer after all.

I started with my favorite light blue blouse from Topshop. It has a nice flow that lets my body relax, but its classic design gives off a more serious tone. I paired my light blue blouse with my favorite and most comfortable pair of low-rise white denim shorts. Going along the relaxed white trend I am wearing my white Superga sneakers, which are probably my most used pair of sneakers ever. It is my shoes that are the stars of my look. An unfortunate accident in high school stained my white sneakers with a yellow blob of paint. However, instead of throwing them away, I embraced the newly unique pair of shoes and used them as inspiration. That small pop of color in my shoe is what inspired this whole look. The yellow bounces of amazingly from all the blue hues in the look which makes it pop even more. I followed that yellow into my other accessories. I decided to wear a navy blue crossover purse from Coach that has a bright yellow (almost neon) tassel. Again, the navy blue goes well with the rest of the look and the leather in the purse gives texture alongside the flowy blouse. However, this purse is a special case, if you want to recreate this look you can completely switch the navy blue purse with a bright colored one. The best colors to match with blue are yellow and orange.

It all comes full circle. As for the rest of my accessories, I used my favorite summer sunglasses. They are a metallic navy blue, but the flat lenses shine a lighter blue which I feel are perfect for this look.

Get My Look: 1. A light blue blouse. 2. A pair of low-rise white denim shorts. 3. A pair of white sneakers. 4. A navy blue (or bright colored) crossover purse. 5. Your favorite pair of sunglasses.