Pattern Primer: Plaid Shirt Outfit

Hello friend! As you read in my 2017 Fall Fashion Trends, plaid is “in” for fall. While that comes as no surprise, I am nonetheless pleased to have the print around to wear all season. As discussed in that trends post, the type of plaid that is in style is more 70’s and retro style than 90’s grunge style. Therefore, pull that flannel off your waist, and get ready for a more lady-like plaid. Let me show you how I wear a plaid shirt outfit.

Plaid shirt outfit ideas on Polished Whimsy blog. How to wear for work and beyond.

To perfectly exemplify this trend, I will be featuring the Jenna Plaid Button Up Top from Shop Stevie. As soon as I saw the beautiful plaid on this shirt, I knew I wanted it for fall. I love the dropped shoulder and the pretty drape of the top. It sets it apart from the ubiquitous plaid button up we’ve seen everywhere else.

Plaid Shirt Outfit for the Weekend

What goes better with a plaid shirt than jeans? Nothing! I agree! Therefore, I paired my plaid shirt with my favorite fall jeans. I love the raw hem of this pair. It echoes the cool casualness of the top.

Plaid shirt outfit for fall with black asymmetrical hem jeans and silver pumps

To accessorize this look, I added my Quay sunglasses. The gradient black lenses add another element of “cool” to the look.

Plaid shirt outfit for fall with black asymmetrical hem jeans and silver pumps Plaid shirt outfit for fall with black asymmetrical hem jeans and silver pumps

Choosing shoes for the casual plaid shirt outfit was a bit limiting. Because I want to show off the pretty diagonal hem of the jeans, I didn’t want a bulky bootie. I therefore went with some simple pumps. Because metallic tones are in style for fall, I chose my silver pumps. They also went well with the silver grommets on the purse.

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Plaid Shirt Outfit for the Office

While wearing a plaid shirt outfit on days off is easy, wearing one for the office may be a tad more tricky. To make it work, make sure the rest of your outfit and accessories are classic and work appropriate. Therefore, to style the plaid top for work, I paired it with an ivory pencil skirt. The look is chic and polished.

Plaid shirt outfit for fall with ivory pencil skirt and black booties

I accessorized with gold hoops and my favorite new necklace: the Amber Y Chain Necklace.

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I topped It all off with fantastic booties to bring together this professional plaid shirt outfit.

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Whether it’s for work or play, a plaid shirt outfit will be a winner for fall. I hope you try one of these options and see how fun they can be!

2017 Fall Fashion Trends

Hello friend! With fall almost here, it’s time to start thinking about the 2017 fall fashion trends and deciding which ones we’ll participate in. I have looked through countless magazines and websites to pull together what I think will be the most interesting trends this season. But first, if you’re not quite ready for fall, check out my post on summer to fall transition.

As with every new season, I will rely on pieces already in my wardrobe, along with some updates from new purchases. Therefore I will be including photos from previous seasons. Please excuse the lower quality photos as some were taken before my blogging days!

2017 Fall Fashion Trends: Fun Trim

Whether it be feathers, fur or fringe, a fun trim is definitely on call for 2017 fall fashion trends. I definitely plan on getting aboard this trend. That’s because I have always had a fondness for feathers (at one time I even wanted a feather tattoo)! I think feather trim will be a more painless option! Until I find such skirt, I will wear my Banana Republic fringe skirt (I linked a few comparable ones below, you’re welcome!).

Fall 2017 fashion trends fringe
Add some fun this holiday season with a fringy skirt!

 

2017 Fall Fashion Trends: Shimmer and Shine

From patent leather to sequins, the 2017 fall fashion trends are calling for some high shine items! Polished metallics and glossy coated items were big too. Also essential this season: glitter! Whether in shoes or other items, a little sprinkle of glitter is on point. I will participate by wearing my silver pumps and perhaps adding a sequined skirt to my collection.

2017 Fall Fashion Trends: Florals

While not commonly a fall trend, florals are going to be big this fall! I can proudly say I was ahead of the curve with this one. I actually wore fall florals (and blogged about it) last year. Therefore I can easily participate in the trend again this year!

 

2017 Fall Fashion Trends: Red

Well this girl is certainly happy to see red as the color for fall. I’ve always loved red. Probably because as a teen I wanted to be “The lady in red” from that ubiquitous love song! Therefore, I will certainly be donning red this fall. While the runways showed a bunch of head to toe red outfits, you can certainly start with just a splash!

This may be the perfect season to bring back my red leather trench coat. It’s one of my “museum” pieces (more to come on that soon)! It’s such a statement piece that I had retired it for a few years. But with red being so big this fall, I may have to resurface that piece. You can try a bold red coat as well. Or why not try the “it” shoes in red? I’ve linked a few options for you below!

2017 Fall Fashion Trends: Retro Plaid

Plaid is certainly a common fall print, so I’m not surprised to see it here. According to some insiders, the difference this season is that the plaid is more retro (think 70s style: with browns and oranges). Because I have always loved plaid, I am eager to try this trend as well. I plan on finding (within my closet and at the stores) some of the more classic plaid.

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2017 Fall Fashion Trends: Corduroy

Another one of the 2017 fall fashion trends that I am not surprised about is corduroy. Similar to plaid, corduroy seems to come around every fall. This is another trend I can easily follow. I already own a beautiful mustard yellow corduroy skirt from Anthropologie. I have worn it multiple times in the past and I am sure to wear it again this fall.

Mint and mustard outfit with anthropologie corduroy skirt demonstrating 2017 fall fashion trends

I’m also eyeing this gorgeous corduroy top. I think it will be just the item to add to my 2017 fall fashion trends list.

 

I have to admit that the 2017 fall fashion trends has got me excited for the cooler weather ahead. Which one of these trends are your favorites so far? And just in case you thought that’s all I had to offer, you’re wrong! Stay tuned for part II of my 2017 fall fashion trends. There are more exciting things to come!

Color Crush: Light Blue and Red

Hello friend! With spring in full force, I am happy to start playing with new color palettes. One of my new favorites is light blue and red outfits. The original inspiration for this color palette was from a painting. Because the colors looked so pretty together, I vowed to make it into an outfit. So I hope to do the color combination justice!

Light Blue and Red Outfits: Floral

The simplest way to start to wear these colors is to find an item of clothing that already incorporates the two colors. Therefore when I saw this dress, I knew I had to have it. The result is a pretty mix of beautiful bright and soft colors. To further highlight the color combination, try adding light blue and red accessories.

Everyday style blogger polished whimsy wearing examples of light blue and red outfits: baby blue and red floral dress with light blue purse and red pumps Everyday style blogger polished whimsy wearing examples of light blue and red outfits: baby blue and red floral dress with light blue purse and red pumps

Light Blue and Red Outfits: Preppy

A fun outfit for work is this combination with a light blue and red plaid shirt. I paired it with a light blue pencil skirt to make it polished for work.

Everyday style blogger polished whimsy wearing examples of light blue and red outfits: baby blue and red Target boyfriend plaid shirt with light blue J crew factory skirt and floral pumps Everyday style blogger polished whimsy wearing examples of light blue and red outfits: baby blue and red Target boyfriend plaid shirt with light blue J crew factory skirt and floral pumps Everyday style blogger polished whimsy wearing examples of light blue and red outfits: baby blue and red Target boyfriend plaid shirt with light blue J crew factory skirt and floral pumps

Because I am always looking for an opportunity to pattern mix, I chose to wear my floral print shoes here. For the rest of my accessories, I chose to carry a navy purse to echo the navy in the shoes. And as for my jewelry, I decided to just wear one bold piece: my Zosma earrings.

Everyday style blogger polished whimsy wearing examples of light blue and red outfits: baby blue and red Target boyfriend plaid shirt with light blue J crew factory skirt and floral pumps Everyday style blogger polished whimsy wearing examples of light blue and red outfits: baby blue and red Target boyfriend plaid shirt with light blue J crew factory skirt and floral pumps

Light Blue and Red Outfits: Color Block

For the daring color lovers out there, I challenge you to wear the colors boldly in a light blue and red color block! Here I chose a light blue blouse and red pleated skirt.

Everyday style blogger polished whimsy wearing examples of light blue and red outfits: baby blue loft blouse and red HM pleated skirt and floral pumps Everyday style blogger polished whimsy wearing examples of light blue and red outfits: baby blue loft blouse and red HM pleated skirt and floral pumps Everyday style blogger polished whimsy wearing examples of light blue and red outfits: baby blue loft blouse and red HM pleated skirt and floral pumps

Once again, I chose my floral print shoes. I then added my navy clutch to contrast the blue of the top and coordinate with the shoes.

Everyday style blogger polished whimsy wearing examples of light blue and red outfits: baby blue loft blouse and red HM pleated skirt and floral pumpsEveryday style blogger polished whimsy wearing examples of light blue and red outfits: baby blue loft blouse and red HM pleated skirt and floral pumps

Light Blue and Red Outfits: It’s In The Bag

Sometimes a fantastic color combination can be found in one small accessory. Case in point is this pretty floral clutch. It has baby blue and red together in one item. Therefore you can wear a neutral item and just grab this baby to add the color to your outfit!

Light blue and red outfits: light blue and red floral print Target Sam and Libby clutch with crossbody strap

I hope you enjoyed the light blue and red outfits. Below is a selection of items you can purchase to make your own versions of my light blue and red outfits. Let me know which one you’re planning on trying!

Skirt Code: Why I Prefer to Wear Skirts, Reason 3

Hello friend! If you’ve been following me for some time now, you know that I adore wearing skirts. While my penchant to wear skirts came around slowly, it is a style I have fully embraced. First, if you need to catch up, read my previous skirt code posts. The third reason that I opt to wear skirts is that it allows for me to have fun with tights. Pairing a skirt and tights is a simple way to increase the wear of your skirts.

Pattern mixing fashion blogger polished whimsy demonstrates why she likes to wear a skirt and tights by wearing polka dot tights with plaid shoes.

Because we have a relatively mild winter in Southern California, I can still comfortably wear skirts in the winter. That allows for me to use tights as a fun accessory. Choosing a skirt and tights over a pair of pants has many more possibilities for a fun outfit. Whether I choose a great color or a fun pattern, tights can bring an added element to the outfit.

Pattern mixing fashion blogger polished whimsy demonstrates why she likes to wear a skirt and tights by wearing polka dot tights with plaid shoes.

For this outfit, I specifically decided to wear solid colors in my shirt and skirt so that the tights and shoes stood out. This is to demonstrate my point that even with a simple outfit, patterned tights and shoes can bring in so much character.

Pattern mixing fashion blogger polished whimsy demonstrates why she likes to wear a skirt and tights by wearing polka dot tights with plaid shoes.Pattern mixing fashion blogger polished whimsy demonstrates why she likes to wear a skirt and tights by wearing polka dot tights with plaid shoes.

Now of course, you can be more creative and mix prints in your skirts and tights, or even include your shoes. You know I am always up for a good triple pattern mix. And this is my exact point, wearing a skirt allows you to have the opportunity to wear two patterns on your bottom half. Whereas if you were wearing pants, you would only have one item and thus one pattern! I rest my case!

Pattern mixing fashion blogger polished whimsy demonstrates why she likes to wear a skirt and tights by wearing polka dot tights with plaid shoes.Pattern mixing fashion blogger polished whimsy demonstrates why she likes to wear a skirt and tights by wearing polka dot tights with plaid shoes.

Since there is so much focus on the tights and shoes, I kept the rest of my accessories minimal. I added another pop of color with my gold purse. As for my wrists I threw on a fun arm party for one and let the other one go bare. Lastly for my earrings, I chose a bold pair, the Zosma drops from Baublebar.

Pattern mixing fashion blogger polished whimsy demonstrates why she likes to wear a skirt and tights by wearing polka dot tights with plaid shoes. Pattern mixing fashion blogger polished whimsy demonstrates why she likes to wear a skirt and tights by wearing polka dot tights with plaid shoes.

Because I love my arm party so much, here is a close up of it. I am wearing my Daniel Wellington Dapper watch (you can use code “POLISHEDWHIMSY” for 15% off of any watches). I am also wearing my Trellis Lane Aria and Olivia bracelets (you can use code “POLISHED25” for 25% off all jewelry).

Pattern mixing fashion blogger polished whimsy demonstrates why she likes to wear a skirt and tights by wearing polka dot tights with plaid shoes.

In conclusion, it really is fun to have another item of clothing to mix up colors and patterns. Wearing skirts and tights is an easy way of getting that opportunity. Hence the third reason that I prefer to wear skirts over pants! How do you feel about wearing a skirt and tights? Which one are you more interested in adding in a pair of tights: a pattern or color?

Try This: Plaid and Lace

Hello friend! As you know from reading my blog, I enjoy pairing unexpected pieces together (read more about it in my lace skirt and sweatshirt post). Because I have recently been pulling out my white items of clothing from storage (discussed in my winter transition post), I came upon that same lace skirt. I knew I wanted to wear it in a unique way, so I tried a plaid and lace outfit.

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Plaid and White Lace

The outfit came out better than I anticipated. There is just something inherently beautiful about pairing unexpected pieces together. I especially like to pair “soft” with “tough” which is how I came up with my camo and lace post. The same concept works here. A “tough” or masculine plaid shirt is paired with a “soft” or feminine lace skirt.

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An added bonus of wearing this skirt in the winter is the ability to stretch out my summer wardrobe. Although this skirt, with its feminine eyelet and scallop detail, is more of a summer skirt, paired with the flannel, it can pass in the winter.

polished whimsy in plaid and lace outfit

Even though the outfit itself is such a standout, I still couldn’t resist adding another pattern in. Therefore, I wore a leopard print shoe. Then I just pulled it all together with a black shoulder bag. Lastly, for jewelry, I added one of my favorite earrings and some fun rings.

polished whimsy in plaid and lace outfit and baublebar earrings

Plaid and Black Lace

Because the above outfit worked out so well, I set out to try it with another lace skirt. I chose a pretty black and taupe lace skirt. This time, I chose a plaid top with many neutral tones in it. The outfit also turned out great.

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For the accessories here, I chose not to pattern mix (it does happen once in a while)! Instead I opted for accessories with some fun details and textures. Therefore I chose a pair of booties with fringe and a fun textured clutch.

polished whimsy in plaid and lace outfit polished whimsy in plaid and lace All in all, I think both of these outfits turned out great. Furthermore, it gives you more options on mixing your clothing items together. I hope you try a plaid and lace outfit for yourself! Items from this post (or similar ones) are available for shopping below!

Winter Wardrobe Transition

Hello friend! Winter is finally here. Now we don’t have too cold a winter in Los Angeles, but I still like to adjust my clothes for the new season. Let me show you my process for updating my closet and transitioning into my winter wardrobe.

Update Colors of Winter Wardrobe

For my seasonal color palettes, I like to take cues from nature and the occasions of that season. For example, during fall transition, I like to wear warmer colors such as browns and oranges. Then, during December, I center my outfits around holiday colors. For that month, I wore a lot of red, green and gold. Now that we are in Winter, I lean towards a few staple color schemes.

First, I add white back into my wardrobe (stay tuned for winter white posts). During the fall months, I did not wear much white (besides small accent pieces). But now that it is winter, I can add it back in. Because winter is often associated with snow, white makes for a quintessential winter color.

In addition to the white, I adjust the rest of my colors away from the warm shades of fall and towards the cooler and icier tones of winter. For example, I will wear more blues and grays.

Try New Combinations

Winter is the perfect season to experiment with layers! I enjoy layering cool weather clothes such as scarves, vests and sweaters over other pieces in my wardrobe. This makes for fun and new combinations to wear. The key to making this type of look “work” is to choose a unifying color scheme.

Polished whimsy winter wardrobe transition

For example, pick items that have similar tones so they look like they “go” together even if they are from different seasons. As you can see in the example below, I have paired a spring/summer pleated skirt with a thick turtleneck sweater. Even though the items look like they are from different seasons, the outfit works because the colors are unified. In this example, it is the color gray that brings it all together.

Polished whimsy's winter wardrobe transition with flowy skirt and turtleneck sweater

Retire Some Pieces

Finally, I urge you to retire some items of clothing. Whether it’s a permanent retirement to a charity or a temporary retirement to storage, you will see results. Your winter wardrobe will be neater and more accessible.

No matter what, there will be some items you just won’t wear year round (for me that is rompers, shorts and sandals). Instead of letting them occupy valuable space in your closet, pack them away for the season. This accomplishes a working closet (in that everything in it can be worn at that time). It also gives you something to look forward to next season, where you get to bring out those stored pieces. It’s like free shopping!

These three simple updates keep me interested in my wardrobe and help me look fresh each season. Do you have any other tips? Please let me know in the comments!

One Item Four Ways: Buffalo Check Dress

Hello friend! During the colder months, I often turn to buffalo check as my pattern du jour. I already have multiple posts on that specific print, one with a white buffalo check sweater and another with a red buffalo check tunic. It’s obvious I don’t need another buffalo check anything! But, when it comes to this print, I have no head for reason. So I got a buffalo check dress! But I assure you it is quite versatile, see for yourself …

Buffalo Check Dress with OTK Boots

The main reason I got this dress was that I needed a dress with a shorter hemline to wear with my over-the-knee boots. Most of my dresses are knee length, thus completely covering the top of the boot. The beauty of the boot is then lost. But pair it with a shorter dress and every detail of the boot is noticeable.

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For the accessories, I added my favorite statement necklace the Electra from Baublebar. And for my purse, I chose to keep it simple with the Love Crossbody from Rebecca Minkoff.

Polished whimsy in buffalo check dress and over the knee boots

Playing with Lengths

One of the looks I was very excited to try was this one pairing the buffalo check dress with a long sweater cardigan. I love the contrast in the lengths. In all honesty, I was very self conscious about showing this much leg. But the sweater helps to cover up some of the skin so I don’t feel too exposed.

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Since pattern mixing is one of my favorite ways to wear an outfit, I had to bring in a second pattern to this look. I did so subtly, with a pair of leopard print heels. The effect is brilliant in that the shoes pop but do not distract from the dress. I also chose to only wear a pair of earrings with this look, again to keep the focus on the clothing mix.

Polished whimsy in buffalo check dress and sweater duster cardigan

Tough Girl in Buffalo Check

For this next look, I wanted to treat the dress as more of a tunic. Because of its relative short length, it can definitely double as one. Therefore I paired it with my new leather leggings from Gray Monroe. [Sidebar: these leggings are great: good fit and at a great price!] The effect was exactly what I was aiming for: a cool girl vibe without it being over-the-top trendy.

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One of my favorite things about this look is the boots. I have been wanting a pair of booties with studs for a while now. I was thrilled to have gotten this pair from Rebecca Minkoff. To complement the leather look, I added my Rebecca Minkoff moto bag. I topped it all off with my warrior necklace to pull off a perfect street chic look!

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Preppy in Buffalo Check Dress

Because I like pairing buffalo check with gingham, I had to try that look with this dress as well. I aimed for an overall preppy outfit, layering the dress over a gingham button-down shirt. Here I also chose to belt the dress, so that it resulted in a different silhouette than the other outfits.

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For my accessories, I decided to keep everything neutral and consistent with light brown tones. This allowed me to wear my favorite new pair of boots. They are so cute, especially the pretty lace up ribbon detailing in the back. I kept the jewelry pretty minimal as well, with a matching Kendra Scott necklace and earrings.

Polished whimsy in gingham and buffalo check dress

Whimsical in Buffalo Check Dress

I always like to put a whimsical touch an an outfit. To me, nothing says whimsy like polka dots. Therefore, for this bonus look, I had to try an envelope-pushing mix by pairing the buffalo plaid with polka dots. Whats even more fun here is that I wore the skirt over the dress. This is one of my favorite tricks to stretch out my wardrobe. This trick is especially useful when traveling.

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And since this was a bonus outfit, I was even bolder than usual and added some leopard print shoes. If you like this mix, check out my triple pattern mix post to see similar options.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed playing with my buffalo check dress. It is definitely a versatile item that will play well with other items in my closet. Let me know your favorite look in the comments!

One Item Four Ways: Green Tartan Skirt

Hello friend! By now you all know that I am infatuated with patterns. Recently tartan plaid has claimed my heart. So when I saw this green tartan skirt on StyleWe, I knew I had to have it. Since I received it, I have worn it three times. It is both versatile and flattering. Let me show you by styling it four ways.

Modern Green Tartan Skirt

For the first look, I decided to pair the classic skirt with an on-trend item like this cold shoulder sweater. I chose to keep this look neutral so that the color and print of the skirt are the focus of the outfit.

Polished whimsy in green tartan skirt and grey cold shoulder sweater. Polished whimsy in green tartan skirt and grey cold shoulder sweater.

For accessories I chose my grey Charming Charlie tote. I kept the jewelry minimal, with a statement necklace and a watch.

Polished whimsy in green tartan skirt and grey cold shoulder sweater.

Demure in Green Tartan Skirt

Next I wanted to add in some pops of color. Because of my love for my mustard shoes, I decided mustard would be that color. My new Anthropologie blouse with its mustard bow detail stood out as the perfect top for this outfit.

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Because of the pretty bow detail on the neck, I decided to skip a necklace. Instead I opted for a pretty pair of earrings and some bangle bracelets.

Polished whimsy in anthropologie callum blouse and green tartan skirt

Preppy Green Tartan Skirt

Another work appropriate look is this one incorporating a gingham button down shirt with the plaid skirt. Here I also got to play with a color theory I’ve been interested in: pairing adjacent colors on the color wheel. In this instance the adjacent colors are blue and green. An added bonus of course is the pattern mixing that is achieved with these items. You know nothing makes me happier than a pretty pattern mix!

polished whimsy in gingham and tartan plaid outfit
Polished whimsy pattern mixing in gingham shirt and green tartan skirt

For accessories, I wanted to add in some extra color, thus I wore a pair of red pumps. I also wanted to bring in a third pattern, so I added the leopard print clutch. For earrings, I decided to keep it minimal with my favorite hoops. Lastly, I decided to up the drama by adding a bold tassel necklace.

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Tough in Green Tartan Skirt

Finally for my most unique outfit, I chose to pair the skirt with leather and lace. I adore the juxtaposition of the wool against the lace and leather. Furthermore, I love that the outfit feels almost costume-y. It evokes a bit of Victorian times and even more, of 18th century Scotland (or what I know of it from watching Outlander). But to prevent it from being too costume-y, I made sure the cut of the jacket and skirt were modern.

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Sticking with my Victorian/Scottish inspiration, I chose a pair of lace-up booties to complete the look. Opting for a high heel also helped to keep the look contemporary. For my jewelry, I chose to pair the outfit with a sparkly tassel earring. This added yet another dimension of texture and interest to the look.

polished whimsy in green tartan skirt with lace top and leather jacket

Needless to say, I found it fun and easy to pair this gorgeous green tartan skirt with multiple items in my closet. But I’d love to hear your opinion. Which look is your favorite? If you’d like to venture out to try this yourself, the skirt is available here. I have also linked the other items from the post directly below.

One Item Four Ways: Wedge Booties

Hello Friend! Because we are well into boot and bootie season, I want to share with you multiple ways I wear my booties. I wear booties for all occasions of life and therefore will show you a pair of booties for a one item four ways post. The booties I will be showcasing are the Keyport wedge booties from Secret Celebrity which is available for purchase on Amazon.

Wedge Booties for Work

One of my favorite ways to wear wedge booties is with a skirt and tights. These specific booties are very conducive for a professional job because they are lean and streamlined. The classic design and timeless styling also help to make this bootie perfectly work appropriate.

Polished whimsy in wedge booties for work

Because of its neutral color, this bootie is perfect to pair with patterned tights. Here I paired it with a herringbone print. The stone color highlights the fun pattern in the tights while still standing out as its own piece.

Polished whimsy in herringbone tights and wedge booties

Casual Cutie in a Wedge Bootie

Besides work, these booties are easy to wear for many other occasions. Adding them to a simple jean and sweater look has you ready for a day of fun.

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Another option, especially for the colder days, is to layer a pair of leg warmers over the booties. This provides warmth and some additional style to your look.

Polished whimsy in buffalo check sweater and wedge bootiespolished whimsy in wedge booties and leg warmersAnother casual look, especially one for running errands, is pairing the booties with a comfy and cute pair of patterned leggings. I have these faire isle print ones that I adore. I simply added a high-low hem tee and a fun warrior necklace and I am good to go!

Polished whimsy in leggings and wedge booties

Dressing up the Wedge Booties

Because of the sleek look of the boot, it can be quickly taken to a more sophisticated look by pairing it with a flowy skirt. Add a sweater and some pretty earrings, and the look is perfect for a winter night out.

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Recently I have been obsessing over sweaters and flowy skirts. In fact, I will likely do another post dedicated to that look. But until then, here are some pretty options if you’d like to purchase a similar look for yourself:

In conclusion, I hope that with the multiple pairings of the booties, you are in agreement that they are a versatile item for your wardrobe. Fortunately for you, the inspiration does not stop here. For this blog post I am fortunate to link up with these other fabulous ladies all showcasing their Keyport wedge booties. Please check out their stylings as well!

That Chic Mom

Momma in Flip Flops

Tiffani at Breton Bay

The Mummy Chronicles

Style in Harmony

And as always, you can shop the post here:

Color Crush: Mustard and Burgundy

Hello friend! As we near the end of fall, I would like one last homage to my favorite color of the season: burgundy.  I adored pairing burgundy and blush as well as burgundy and pink. And let’s not forget baby blue and burgundy. Needless to say, I think burgundy pairs well with many other colors. So today, let me introduce you to one last pairing: mustard and burgundy.

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Mustard and Burgundy for Work

For a simple work outfit, pair a mustard plaid (or other print) with a burgundy skirt. The vibrant colors complement each other perfectly. Because I adore pattern mixing, I chose to add leopard print pumps. However, if that is too much for you, simply pair it with a cognac shoe instead.

Polished whimsy in mustard and burgundy

For my accessories, I decided to wear an eye-catching necklace with the Araksi from Baublebar. I also doubled up on the burgundy by wearing a burgundy leather strap watch.

Polished whimsy in mustard and burgundy outfit and baublebar araksi necklace

A second work outfit is with this multi color striped top. Because the shirt has both mustard and burgundy in it, I decided to make that the focus of my color palette.

Polished whimsy in mustard and burgundy

Once again I brought in some leopard print because I enjoy mixing prints, but of course that is completely optional. In this outfit, I am also wearing some of the same pieces of jewelry as the last outfit. However, I’ve changed it up a bit in the styling. I am wearing the necklace backwards so that it is a simple circular  strand of crystal goodness right at the neckline. Don’t you just love versatile pieces like this?

Polished whimsy in mustard and burgundy and baublebar araksi necklace

Casual Mustard and Burgundy

For a casual look, simply pair a burgundy top with a mustard colorway scarf. Here I am wearing a mustard plaid blanket scarf. I paired it all with neutral grey jeans and black over the knee boots.

Polished whimsy in mustard and burgundy

Dressy Mustard and Burgundy

To achieve a more dressy look, I chose one of my all time favorite Anthropologie skirts. It is long since sold out, so I’m sorry for making you fall in love with it. But she really is a beauty! Ironically, the skirt has a burgundy underlay and a mustard waist line. It’s as if it was meant for this post! For this look, I paired the skirt with a burgundy cardigan and my favorite mustard heels.

Polished whimsy in mustard and burgundy

For my accessories, I added my Baublebar twisted pearl necklace and a statement belt.

Mustard and Burgundy Accessories

The color fun doesn’t have to stop with your clothes. You can also bring in the mustard and burgundy into your accessories. It’s not only a fun way to break up your routine of neutral accessories, but also a creative way of bringing in color into your outfit.

Polished whimsy in mustard and burgundy Polished whimsy in mustard and burgundy

As the fall season comes to an end, make it a point to celebrate the season of color by pairing your mustard and burgundy pieces together.