Summer Neutrals

Bright colors have been very popular this summer, and I’m having lots of fun experimenting with my favorite bright hues in my looks.  Neutrals, though, will always have a place in my wardrobe.  Tan, beige, khaki, light grey, and other neutrals can look fresh for summer too.

In today’s neutral look, I’ve infused varying textures (a woven belt, accordion pleat skirt, and tiered top) to add interest to the outfit.  Of course, I snuck a bit of bright color into the look with a red and pink manicure.

BTW, I found the red and pink Essie polishes I’m wearing in Marshalls for $3.99 each.

Skirt—Cynthia Rowley
Belt—Michael Kors via TJ Maxx (similar)
Shoes—Tahari via Nordstrom (alternative)
Bag—Michael Kors Hamilton via Macy’s
Watch—Michael Kors via TJ Maxx (similar)


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  1. August 9, 2012 / 3:20 pm

    The skirt, with its delicate pleats, is just beautiful. You look so fresh and pretty.

  2. joset
    August 9, 2012 / 4:38 pm

    Tastefully done

  3. August 9, 2012 / 4:58 pm

    Very cute look! I'm going to have to stop by my local Marshall's to see if they have Essie polishes in stock, too! Thanks for the tip!

    • August 13, 2012 / 2:35 pm

      For sure. Definitely check it out. They are sometimes a bit hidden. Search the beauty product shelves very closely.

    • August 13, 2012 / 2:37 pm

      Thanks! The color on the toes is Nicole by OPI's "My Lifesaver." I actually bought that polish in a set of 2 in Marshalls as well.

  4. August 9, 2012 / 10:21 pm

    I found you through Rynetta's blog, and I am so glad I did! An academic myself, I am very interested in the questions (and solutions!) your blog poses. Love the full skirts and the polka dots!

    Another Anthro Blog

    • August 13, 2012 / 2:39 pm

      Hey there, fellow academic! So glad you found your way here via Rynetta. She's my former colleague and friend. Welcome!

    • August 13, 2012 / 2:40 pm

      Thanks, Cortnie. The top can be a tad busy sometimes, but it tucks surprisingly well. Thanks for stopping in!