A Brilliant Blue Color Combination To Try This Spring

Greetings, fellow lovers of bright colors. One of the best ways to get more mileage out of our colorful wardrobes is to mix and match. Color blocking is our friend! I was inspired to try this blue color combination–cobalt and copper–while watching an episode of Stylish with Jenna Lyons on HBO Max. One of the characters on the show presented an eye-catching outfit that paired cobalt with brown. When I saw it, I immediately knew that I wanted to try a version of it. I own a few copper pieces, like the Theory coat I’m caping today. Copper pairs so beautifully with cobalt. Read on for all the details.

Cobalt blue color combination

What I’m Wearing:

Cobalt blazer | Copper coat (on sale) | White joggers (similar)

Kendra Scott necklace | Kendra Scott studs | Kendra Scott ring and ring

Fenty Beauty gloss bomb ($weetmouth)

Cobalt blue color combination

My cobalt blazer is from Zara. I’m so hooked on Zara’s double-breasted blazers with the metal buttons (see me wear one in navy here and here). They look so expensive and fit impeccably well once you find your size. I buy the medium for a relaxed yet structured fit. The prices range from $89.90 (like this one) to $149.00. They’re worth every penny.

To create the color combination, I wore the cobalt blazer over white and caped a copper coat over the blazer. This coat is one of my favorite buys in 2020. I wear it with so much (see here, here, here, and here). It retailed originally for $795 and is now marked down by 70%! Such a steal. For reference, I’m wearing the coat in a size medium.

Cobalt blue color combination

Chic Color Combo: Brown, White, And Black

Even this bright color lover likes some neutral hues, especially when paired together. A chic color combo I adore right now is brown, white, and black. There’s something so magical about the sharp contrasts created when these three colors come together.

What I’m wearing:

White jogger set (option, option) | Coat (similar, similar) | Sneakers | Bag

 Kendra Scott earrings | Kendra Scott bracelet | Kendra Scott ring/ring

brown black white color combo

You’ve seen my coat before. I wear it often and with everything (see here, here, and here). It’s the perfect shade of copper brown for mixing and matching. For this sharp brown, black, and white combination, I wore the coat with my favorite white jogger set, some black sneakers, and a black/white scarf. The result?  An effortlessly chic ensemble.

brown black white color combo

This coat is hands down a favorite 2020 purchase. I found mine in a TJ Maxx Runway store, and it was worth every penny. You can find it at the Theory outlet here. Want an alternative? Everlane has a cool option in the same color (see that here).

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Cozy Chic Outdoor Style For The Current Times

The holiday season is surely going to be different this year. Gosh, 2020 has brought us all kinds of new experiences. When I need a break from being safest-at-home, I head outdoors to explore my city. Enjoying outdoor activities gets tricky as it gets colder, but I’m committed to extend that enjoyment. So, I’ve been searching for a new puffer to make sure my outdoor style is on point.

I partnered with Everlane to create some Instagram Stories yesterday. When I pulled my featured outfit for those stories, I knew immediately what I wanted–the ReNew Long Puffer. This puffer was exactly what I didn’t know I was looking for. And, it is inspiring my cold-weather, outdoor style

outdoor style

What I’m wearing:

Puffer coat | Turtleneck top | Leggings | Boots (new version, option) | Bag

Kendra Scott earrings | Kendra Scott ring | Lip: Pat McGrath “Elson” | Face mask

outdoor style

The Everlane puffer jacket immediately caught my eye because of its overall luxe look. Do you see those oversized button flap pockets? I was all the way sold, though, when I saw it came in 3 colors including this right-on-trend Chestnut hue. When I received it, I was blown away by its high quality. And, when I wore it, I was blown away by how warm and cozy it is. I’m actually looking forward to colder temps because I’m ready with my outdoor style.

outdoor style

On frigid days when my coat needs to show up and rep my style, this puffer jacket will be the one. Such a statement coat doesn’t even need much help to create fabulous outfits. I’m wearing it here with a turtleneck top and leggings. That’s it!

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Location: St. Louis Union Station

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Taking Your Loungewear To The Streets

Chances are this year you’ve accumulated more loungewear than ever. Sweatpants, leggings, and sweatshirts all experienced a significant spike in sales. It’s panning out to be a loungewear all year kind of year. If it’s cozy and comfy, we’ve apparently been here for it. Of course, we believe that cozy and comfy could be chic too. So, here’s how I’m taking my loungewear to the streets. This set is from Tarjay (top | bottom), and it’s as comfortable as it’s cute.

What I’m wearing:

Sweatshirt (size S) | Joggers (size S) | Jacket c/o | Combat boots (option)

Wool fedora | Telfar shopping bag | Kendra Scott bracelet c/o | Kendra Scott ring c/o

To be honest, my main outings these days are to Target or the grocery store. So, when I have an appointment, even if it’s just with my dentist, I step it up a bit. Real talk, I wore this outfit to see my dentist last week.

Stepping it up, however, is super easy when your loungewear is chic all on its own. These joggers have so many features I love. They have a wide waistband, loose fit, and a tapered ankle. Still, I almost passed on them because the reviews are so mixed. I’m so glad I took a chance because I couldn’t love them more. Now, the soft fabric isn’t the most forgiving, so if a little jiggle might concern you, these might not be your favorite.

The sweatshirt packs a lot of flavor too. It has a swingy silhouette with slightly flared sleeves and an attached hood. I like to tuck it for a polished look. By the way, the set also comes in Moss Green and Dusty Peach. I’m wearing both pieces in a size small.

To add a little fall style vibe to the joggers, I caped my leather jacket, added a pair of combat boots, and grabbed a mini bag. And, yes, I finally got my hands on the sought-after Telfar Clemens Shopping Bag. I’ve been a fan of Telfar for a while (check out my 6 Black Fashion Designers To Know), so I’ve been thrilled to see how much attention the designer’s work has garnered. Well-deserved.

By the way, while this bag has been sold out for months. The brand has been doing special releases fairly frequently. Sign up for the mailing list to receive announcements of new limited releases. When I got the email about this dark olive bag, I set an alarm and got ready because releases sell out within seconds. Shout-out to the Telfar team because I got my bag a few days (as in less than a week) after ordering. That’s impressive given the demand and the times we’re living in.

How To Update This Classic Fall Print

No doubt, plaid is a classic fall print. So, as you pack away your summer staples and make room for all things fall, secure a spot for plaid prints too. Last fall/winter, we witnessed plaid shake off its stuffy reputation, presenting itself as edgy even. This season, we’re seeing more of that. And, with some easy styling tweaks, you can add a lot of flavor to your old plaid favorites too.

classic fall print

What I’m Wearing:

Plaid topper | Zara Faux leather pants (similar) | Belt | Stuart Weitzman booties (sold out)

Wool fedora (size M) | Lip: Charlotte Tilbury “Red Carpet Red”

First thing’s first, my plaid topper is an all-time favorite piece from St. Louis-based Soft Surroundings. It’s like a coatigan (neither coat nor cardigan), making it a transitional weather essential. It’s super soft and quite chic. The best news? If you missed it last year and wanted one, it’s back (shop it here)!

classic fall print

A topper in plaid is a great choice for styling and restyling. This topper can elevate basics like jeans (see here). It can add a stylish touch to your favorite joggers. And, it can offer an interesting style juxtaposition when paired with edgier pieces like faux leather leggings.

classic fall print

My flared, faux leather leggings are an older style from Zara (see them styled here, here, and here). I’ve linked a few current options in the widget below because tis the season to rock that pleather.

classic fall print

To cinch the look together, I added a statement belt, booties (for the color and texture), and a sharp fedora.

How will you be rocking this classic fall print?