This is my usual style of WIW posting, lots of poses and detail shots and explanation of how I came up with the outfit and sources of items. Do you prefer this style of WIW posting or the terse version?
I'm still on my red purse kick, but thought I'd try to push the envelope instead of doing my usual black/white/red combo. I've always been impressed by those of you who can pull off tonal outfits. I'm not afraid of bright colors and ALGO, but for some reason tonal is very outside my comfort zone. I feel like people will think I'm colorblind and that I didn't know that my outfit colors don't match.
So here I am trying something new, but I ended up making it even more ALGO and hypermatchy. The orange-red snake blouse paired with berry snake jeans, berry and cream snake bracelet, cream and black snake shoes, tomato red purse and black leather jacket. I think it was me trying to prove that yes, I am doing this intentionally, because I matched each color with the accessories (the two halves of the bracelet match the pants and the shoes). And almost everything has a snake pattern, so they do kind of match even if the colors don't. Even the silver bracelet chain pattern echoes the silver chain of the purse.
I was going to post this morning and ask if I should leave the house like this, but then I ran out of time so I just went to work as is. Hopefully I didn't look too ridiculous! I did try a more subdued version with plain black pants and red ballet slippers (#8), but it felt so boring in comparison that I just went for it whole hog! So, whaddya think--fashion forward or hot mess? Did I give you a headache yet? ;)
Thanks for your comments and feedback!
Tahari black leather jacket
The Shirt by Rochelle Behrens orange red snake shirt
AG berry red snakeskin skinny jeans
All Black cream and black fish bow pumps
White House Black Market berry and cream snake bracelet
Chanel red purse