So there’s A LOT of big trends starting to emerge right now and I couldn’t be more excited. As you all know, I’m a HUGE fan of black and most of my closet is filled with it. I’ve been wanting to incorporate color into my wardrobe for quite some time but there have no been many affordable options that I’m attracted to…
Well not anymore! Bright bold colors have taken over a variety of stores and are easily accessible online too. I have ripped off that big black Band-Aid and have run into 2012 screaming, “Color! I will wear you!”
It’s true. I’ve been shopping a lot lately. My husband and I don’t surprise each other with gifts on Christmas so every year we pick out our own the week after. I began by spending the $100 gift card to Forever21 I received as a gift from my mother-in-law. I filled my online cart with TONS AND TONS of skirts. (Only one black one!) I picked out a red one, a bright blue one, a peach one, a variety of big bold necklaces, a blue and green belt and a bright orange tee shirt. Since then I’ve also gone to the mall and come back with a multi-colored dress and a blue top. I even ordered those nude Brian Atwood Maniacs I’d been eyeing for the last year as well as an orange and red bauble necklace from JCREW.
I know, it seems excessive (or so the Mr. thinks) but I’m not done yet. There are so many great things out there so different from the “safe” options available in the past in a variety of prices that I just have to take advantage of it.
Here are some of my favorite “must-have” items:
The Spectra Skirt from Forever21.com.
Not only is this skirt under $10, it comes in four colors. FOUR COLORS!!
(Spectra Skirt available @ Forever21.com, $9.80)
These blue Suedette Platforms. I feel like I’m also posting blue suede shoes but I can’t help how amazing they all are!
(Suedette Platform Heels available @ Forever21.com, $24.80)
Bright yellow pants.
I’m absolutely obsessed with these yellow ones from J. Crew.
(Toothpick jean garment-dyed twill available @ JCrew.com, $108.00)
Anything royal purple. Like this blouse from Piperlime.com.
(Parker Button Down Silk Top available @ Piperlime.com, $198.00)
A side piece.
And by that I mean a fierce clutch. I’m not usually much of a pink person but this clutch makes me want to be. There is something so Barbie-esq about it, don’t you think?
(Jimmy Choo Cayla Patent Leather Clutch available @ MyTheresa.com, $1,150.00)
A piece that ties it all together.
For me, it’s this necklace. It’s the perfect accessory when color-blocking in shades of blue and green!
(Cobalt Blue and Emerald Green Statement Necklace available @ Etsy.com, $58.00)
What about you, have you found any great bold and bright pieces you must have?