Blush and Burgundy Outfit Ideas
Quote of the day: “The nice guy doesn’t finish last; the nice guy finishes blessed.” Cynthia Conner Goyang
Blush and burgundy may not be a color combination that you normally think about in the fall months. But with blush being what I’d consider the “it” color of the year, it has become quite easy to combine with almost any other color.
And the reason I chose this quote above, is because I know many of us growing up didn’t wear pink because it was considered girly. And we were women growing up having to prove ourselves as serious women. Not too nice, and not too emotional or we wouldn’t be thought of as smart. Luckily part of that thinking has changed, and it’s okay to be the “nice guy”!
Kathleen (blogette): I love how Kathleen kept with all blush and burgundy in her outfit.
This gives such great variety between the four of us. I added in grey, Nancy used black and my mom wore light brown! Tell me what you would have worn with it in the comments below?
And FYI, all the pieces in Kathleen’s outfit are from TJ Maxx and Marshall’s clearance!! She is definitely a deal shopper just like we are!
Jodie’s (50+) Outfit: We were going out to dinner this evening, so I dressed up in a skirt and sweater.
My initial thought when pairing the blush and burgundy was to add in grey to go along with it.
The clothing pieces themselves didn’t seem very dressy, so I added in sparkly accessories for my bling. Both the necklace and bracelet are from my Rocksbox set. I wrote an entire post about my experience with Rocksbox, and I have to say, even now, that it’s been more fun than I imagined.
My goal is to wear the pieces I receive for 3-4 days, and then send them back right away to switch them out so I can try more pieces. To me, it’s like Christmas every time the new box comes. I make sure I use the $21 fee towards the purchase of one accessory each month, but otherwise, I can wear these items without buying them. You are still able to try out this service yourself for a free month with the code JTouchofstylexoxo.
Since the weather is starting to cool down, I used one of my ideas for transitioning to fall, by wearing my ankle boots with my outfit!
These booties from Soft Surroundings have been on repeat quite a few times since I received them. Even if you don’t love pairing them with skirts, they are going to be fabulous with my jeans when it gets cold.
The burgundy skirt is one of those items I thrifted years ago!! Yet burgundy is a fabulous color for many seasons, so if you’ve been looking then it would be fun to try a new silhouette or style. Not that the classics aren’t great too.
And my blush cardigan was a piece that was from our local boutique shopping earlier this summer. I’m not sure I would have thought that I needed a blush cardigan in my closet. Yet I’ve been pleasantly surprised at the amount of wear it has received.
Of course, since blush is the color of the season, and it’s a longer silhouette, maybe that’s part of the draw. If you like these longer sweaters, then this one isn’t too pricey. However, if you still gravitate towards the shorter cardigans, there is this one that is a great deal.
Skirt: Emanuel Ungaro-thrifted (similar here)~~Cardigan: Down East c/o Trendz (similar here)~~Top: Silver (similar here under $6)~~Boots: Vince Camuto c/o Soft Surroundings (here or similar here)~~Necklace: Perry Street from Rocksbox-get a month free with the code JTouchofstylexoxo (here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: Kendra Scott from Rocksbox (here)~~Purse: Mix No. 6 (similar here)
Nancy’s (60+) Outfit: For Nancy’s blush and burgundy outfit, she used the two colors on the top half of her body.
This sheer jacket, which you could almost consider a kimono, was made for her by Charlotte, for Nancy’s birthday this year. It’s a lightweight material, so it’s perfect as a topper for the early fall months.
Your purse is another great way to pull in the blush color for an outfit. This is Nancy’s second pink purse, since the first one was realistically too small to fit in all of the essentials.
The larger purses do make it easier to have everything at your finger tips. However, then there’s the fact of how heavy they can get. It’s not always easy to find the perfect in between, so I just have my husband carry mine a lot of the time…ha ha!
Black pants are a definite staple in every woman’s closet no matter what season.
In fact, you may not think that you need any more pairs of black pants in your closet, but that really depends on how much you wear them. Do you have a pair of crop pants? I think this is a newer trend that works so well with the ankle boots. Since they are shorter, you still see all of the footwear instead of covering them up.
As for Nancy’s accessories, we chose white. You might consider white jewelry for summer only, or maybe you don’t buy any because you have your pearls. But I think that a white necklace is the perfect piece against the darker tops. For example, this one is longer and could be layered with other necklaces. Or you could opt for the shorter style and maybe even wear it over a turtleneck.
The aspect to consider if you are wearing white earrings, is do they blend in with your hair color? The pair that Nancy is wearing hangs down enough that they are noticeable. But if your hair is longer, that might not work as well. The secret might be to find a darker metal with white decorations like this pair!
Pants: Liz Claiborne (similar here)~~Cardigan: Charlotte made it (similar here)~~Top: Chicos (similar here)~~Boots: c/o Jambu (here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)~~Purse: Charming Charlies (similar here)
Charlotte’s (70+) Outfit: Then we have my mom who paired a shade of brown with her blush and burgundy.
I really think the top and skirt would be perfectly fine together without the brown wrap too. If the top had been long sleeves, this would have worked, but the weather said otherwise.
So we added this cardigan over the blush top. My mom made this cardigan many years ago, yet the sleeve detail is so stylish even now. This may not be considered the most functional details when you are washing dishes, but they are certainly fun. One way to counteract the functional aspect, is to find an item where the sleeves are much shorter. Or you could pick one with smaller ruffles too.
Let’s talk about the choker tee that my mom is wearing. I will admit, that I wasn’t super sure about them at first. But after my mom bought this one, I became a fan. I’m sure I’ll have the three of us sporting this style sometime. What do you think about it? If you don’t love wearing necklaces, it could be the answer for you.
I know many of the choker shirts I’ve seen are too low in the front for my comfort. But now that there are more varieties, I’ve found many that would work. This one is a scoop neck, so it’s not very low at all. Or this one has a small keyhole opening that seems modest enough.
The top seemed too long by itself, so my mom got creative with one of her accessories.
She used this clip, that she purchased at Trendz Boutique. We’ve used it before with styling a scarf, but this time we thought we’d use it to hold up part of the shirt. Another option would be to use a rubber band to gathering the ends of the shirt into a tail. I think it adds a nice asymmetrical touch to the outfit.
Pink shoes are also a great way to incorporate this color into your outfits. Whether you are wearing pink anywhere else or not. You’ll get to see another example of this in the next post too in flats.
And if it looks like my mother has a bruise on her leg, it’s actually the remains of the temporary tattoo she got in August!!
Considering the blush and burgundy stem from the same primary color of red, I think these two colors can work fabulously for any situation! How would you put them together? I’d love to hear your ideas!
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