Thursday, January 12, 2012

Color Crush

Happy Friday the 13th! In the spirit of spooky I'll let you in on a secret I have - mixing and matching bold colors is a bit scary to me. I get a little nervous when my clothing is too bold. The bravest I've ever been is my red skinnies.

I know that color blocking is going out of style, but here's a milder version. Beautiful, yet simple, dresses with accessories that don't match.
color crush
Are you brave enough to go bold? What's your favorite way to wear color? I usually paint my nails brightly and it's an added pop of color that I can feel confident in. Or wear a bright pair of heels to add personality to a dull outfit.






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Have a great weekend everyone! Enjoy some football :)

48 comments:

Jules said...

Happy Friday the 13th! I get a little scared to go overly bold with my clothes too, but do like the combos you posted. The red dress is especially pretty and I also like the wine accessories.

Adding a punch of color with jewelry or shoes is usually more in my comfort zone. I'd love to have that pink polish from Essie!

-Crystal said...

Adding a splash of color is so fun! do you add color, or just stick with neutrals?

Roxy said...

why couldn't i find those shoes when I was planning my outfit!!! I am obsessed with those Essie colors!

Ashlyn said...

i want EVERYTHING on this post.
i am totally digging bright colors right now. like it is probably an obsession! ha

i wore purple pants today for goodness sake. lol

but where are those essie colors from? are they new? anyway i just know i need them! ha

have a great weekend!

xoxo.
ashlyn

www.myunrehearsedlifetheblog.blogspot.com

Josie said...

I LOVE those fun Essie colors!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Shabbychicdiva said...

Love the colors and the shoes are fabulous! Have a great weekend~♥Winona

bananas. said...

i've always been a lover of color. i used to wear a bright blue top with a fuschia tank over jeans and then added bright yellow pumps. it was one of my fav outfts because of the bright, unexpected combo of hues.

i believe you should never be afraid of color as long as it's worn right.

Ocean Dreams said...

I too am afraid to wear florescent like colors, but I definately love hot pink! All of these colors are gorgeous...makes me excited for the summer even though I know its in style now!

just tututiny said...

Great pics love the bright colors!
Hope you had great a New Year!

Christianna said...

I do back and forth! I love me some bold colors, but I tend to do bold to the neutral without even realizing it! I'm going to try plain old bright this year!

Happy Friday the 13th!

Claire Kiefer said...

I love bright colors and you KNOW I love football! I'm so nervous and excited about Saturday's game . . . AND I found out where the Saints are staying! So tempted to stalk . . .

Leesh said...

I love bright colours. I first started off by wearing bright bold lipstick. Honestly, although I wear a lot of black, I have lots of bright clothes in my closet - cobalt blue jeans, green dress, yellow coat...

You picked some great photos to showcase bright colours.

Cheryl E. said...

Loving your bright colors!! That red dress rocks!!!

Have a great weekend :)

xoxo,
Cher
http://www.naptimeisthenewhappyhour.com

Ana {Oh Simply Loving You!} said...

Very cute, creative! Love it...

briannelee said...

I love those dresses and the accessories you picked are perfect. Happy weekend!

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Christina said...

I’m with you. I’m not courageous with colors, but I love to see it! Especially in winter. Everyone wears black, navy, gray and brown up here.

Lauren said...

Love all these bright hues!!!

Val Fox said...

I love that red dress and the blue one reminds me of a top I have!

The City Boy said...

i always have bright colors on :) This reminds me of Brad Goreski's "pop of color"

Mel said...

Love those purple accessories. And love the bright pink nail polish. I'm a sucker for all things bright pink! Happy weekend, friend!

Jessica Renee said...

I love this!! My favorite accessories are bright and bold colors - now if I could be bold enough to take on the bright clothing. ha!

Meagan :: Mo Pie, Please said...

So much color! I love it all! : Happy weekend!

April said...

I love mixing two bold colors like this. The dresses you picked are fantastic!

Meg {henninglove} said...

bold all the way! i love it leeann, have a wonderful weekend

Ginny said...

Love the colors however I'm not bold enough to wear such bold colors. Maybe one day I'll step out of my comfort zone, but I love your choices. Have a great day.

www.ginnybrumback.blogspot.com

Kori Donahue said...

Love this idea! I don't do this enough. I ask again, how do you get so many darn comments girl! Thanks for linking up today. Have a great weekend. Kori xoxo

meghan said...

This is such a fun post! I love the purple shoes and bag...and then those nail polish colors all together are fabulous! And how fun would it be to own patent neon heels?!

Alyson said...

adore this post, one of my favorite of the week with these bright bursts of color. happy friday, sweetheart!

Sarah said...

looking at all of these colours is making me want summer!!

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Marian said...

Love LOVE all the color!!

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

Oh my gosh. I LOVE bright colors....everything in this post is so pretty. :)

TaraMixandMatch said...

Love it all, especially the nail polish!

Couture Carrie said...

Awesome post, darling!
Especially loving those Essie nail colors!

xoxox,
CC

Lindsay K {lastyearoftwentysomething} said...

I'm loving the basic bolds together! Those dresses are too cute!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I am in LOVE, love the bright, bold colors.

Alex said...

I need some of those Essie polishes ASAP! How fun!

Lidiya said...

I adore bright colours; those shoes are gorgeous <3
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Kimberlee said...

Great picks! I find myself very drawn to neons :)

Amy Powell said...

I'm a purple girl. But then again it's usually dark purple :-/

Love your tips here!

Dree said...

Oh wow, I love these bright colors! I'm typically afraid to wear clothes that are very bright, but those nail polishes on the other hand... Gorgeous!

Skeeter's Scribbles said...

Love this post! I'll admit I'm afraid to wear brights too, with my skin colouring, but the colour combos you posted are amazing!

Audrey Allure said...

Loving those shoes! I wear bright colors usually in accessories or choosing just one piece & keeping everything pretty neutral :)

The Demoiselle said...

Is it wrong that I want those shoes in EVERY color?

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J said...

loveee all the bright colors!

Jen @ redsolesandredwine said...

I love everything about this post as I'm loving all the bright bold colors for spring!!
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Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

love this idea of matching bright bold colors. perfect!!!!!
xo TJ

Nicole Rene said...

What fabulous colors!!!!! I am absolutely loving the bright nail polishes & need to dig mine out of the closet. And wow those pumps. What great finds!

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