Aug 24 2009

How to Match Accessories with a Colorful Top

Category: How To,My OutfitsEyeliah @ 9:00 am

This top is beyond ridiculous, years ago I got it on discount and would tend to wear it only with jeans and simple accessories.  Here for the first time ever I’ve mixed it with some color, specifically baby blue and red to match the sequin details.  The brown of the top and the white of the skirt are the neutrals. The way to achieve this is simple, pick at least one other coordinating piece to match the colorful item. Like what I’ve used here (belt, cardigan and shoes), or even a necklace, earrings, purse or scarf etc.  The statement I’m making has now changed from ‘I put on some clothes’ to ‘I put together this outfit’, now it feels on purpose.  Next time I could wear it with a pale yellow skirt, red cardigan and neutral shoes or with a brown skirt, red beaded necklace and my yellow sandals.  It may seem almost too simple, but it really is that easy to step up the quality of our day to day wear.  If you have any questions or extra tips, please comment or send an email.

Lace and Sequin Top, Winners (yrs ag) $10. Jacob Cardigan. Thrifted Polka Dot Skirt and Belt. Ballet Flats, Ebay.

13 Responses to “How to Match Accessories with a Colorful Top”

  1. Kyla says:

    What a gorgeous top!

  2. kater says:

    This is genius, it might be my favorite outfit of yours ever! So whimsical, the cardigan and skirt are just the perfect match! Love it.

  3. Leproust says:

    oh my goodness!!! That top is beautiful! I love the lace and floral detailing, and it looks great with color!

  4. Mo says:

    That top is beautiful, looks great with that blue cardi/belt combo!

  5. Nadine says:

    Such a nice top – and it goes very well with the cardigan.

  6. Cindee says:

    it’s a beautiful top and a lovely outfit! well done!

  7. rebecca s. says:

    wow, you look great. i would never have thought to wear that top that way. fantastic!

  8. Hannele says:

    I really like this color combination, great accessorizing! I’d love to see that belt over both the shirt and cardigan. Probably more practical for cooler days 🙂

  9. wardrobe experience says:

    Beautiful outfit. I love the top most. It’s so gorgeous!


  10. Eyeliah says:

    It’s funny, I was always got made fun of for this top back in the day! I’ve love it though, glad you all like it too! Hannele, I tries it with the belt over first (that was how I wanted to wear it), for some reason it looked odd. ??

  11. Wicked Halo says:

    You did good girl, like the combo 🙂

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