As I’m sure you can image by the small representation of my colorful wardrobe on this blog, I tend to hear the words “I could never pull that off” a lot. To be honest, it’s one of the many reasons why I started my first fashion blog 8 years ago. I have and will happily explain to someone – anyone! – how they CAN pull anything off that they want to until I’m blue in the face. Because, you see, I believe it’s really all in how you style it. When I got this H&M blazer a few months ago, I received a lot of love from my friends, but again, heard those all too common words.
For some, seeing a bold print is intimidating. And I get that – they can be loud and they may not match anything in your closet. That’s okay! If you love something, there are so many ways to make it work.
While I self-admittedly wear some crazy outfits from time to time, I typically play by one singular rule when it comes to styling a bold piece: keep everything else as simple as possible. Example A: A blazer styled with a black and white color palette. Whatever the piece is, let it shine on it’s own. Don’t worry about matching the statement piece either, which I know some of my friends do and then get frustrated because nothing they own matches quite right. I think sometimes it’s best to remain totally neutral with pieces that are navy, white, tan, black, denim, etc. My typical go-to is black ensemble from head to toe. (I threw on this white tee because it had red type on it that matched the blazer lining.)
Since my blazer is a few months old and currently unavailable online, I put together a little assortment of bold blazers I’m digging right now. I hope it inspires you to get a little colorful!