Bold Burgundy Outfit: Practical Ways to Style a Fall Color For Springtime
You may think that a burgundy outfit would be more suited for the fall season. However, that was the idea for our outfits this week. Charlotte showcased how to take olive green into spring, Lesley chose the color grey, and I’m here with burgundy.
Quote of the day: “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” Albert Einstein
Who can argue with Albert Einstein?? I’m using that reasoning from now on with all of my crazy antics and color combinations here on the blog. Yet mixing colors can be one of the easiest things to do to make your closet seem bigger. Sure, we tend to pair the same colors time after time, but there’s no time like the present to mix that up.
That was the big push in one of the Shop Your Closet post series!
Lime Green and Burgundy Outfit
Pants: INC Beach-thrifted~~Top: Mom made it~~ Shoes: Betsey Johnson~~ Bracelet: Audra Styles c/o~~ Earrings: ~~ Purse: Naomi & Ruth
I have to confess, I doubt I’ve tried this color combination before. Yet you have to admit that it gives off more of warmer weather vibe. Just because it’s a burgundy outfit doesn’t mean it can only be worn in fall or winter.
These bright lime green pants were handed down to me from a friend!! Lesley styled them for me last summer with purple. And in all reality purple and burgundy are very similar.
I showed both ways of leaving the tunic top untucked or using the half tuck method. It’s not for me to say there is only one right way to style these pieces, so I thought it’d be good to show both options and you decide! Of course if you don’t like the emphasis on your tummy with this half tuck version, there are other ways to accomplish this like Charlotte and Lesley have shown.
More Brightness with Accessories
Instead of matching with my accessories to the burgundy, I decided to bring in more colors. The earrings may be green (but a less bright green than the pants), but the purse and other jewelry is different hues. I figured since the sandals have all kinds of bright colors in them, why can’t my accessories?
This bright pink purse was the choice for these photos especially because we were visiting a memorial, and I wanted to be hands free. I bought it from an online boutique called Naomi & Ruth which is based here so I’ve met the woman that owns it. She has wonderful items and it looks like this purse is still available.
My bracelet was gifted from Audra Style (another woman owned company here in the US) who creates very colorful and whimsical pieces. In fact, you saw some of Audra Style’s earrings on Lesley and Charlotte last week.
The ring was a $10 purchase from our cruise to the Caribbean. My mother’s motto is to check out EVERY gift shop because you never know what treasures they might have.
Both the bracelet, ring and purse don’t match, but they create more spring vibes in the burgundy outfit.
Insider tip: If you have a cuff bracelet that is too big, just add some hat tape on the inside. That’s what both Lesley and I did.
I still think that sheer items are a wonderful option if you want to bare your arms but not bare your arms (or any other part of your body). If you struggle with the fact that you have to layer under the sheer items, that’s exactly the reason to have a couple of camisoles in your closet.
I feel like you don’t have to spend a lot on a cami yet they can change the look of a sheer piece. For example, I wore a burgundy one under this tunic, but a lighter one would show off the sheer design even more.
My mom and I have this same tunic and I’ve shown it over a denim dress in the past. In that same post, my mom wore it with lilac (which almost looks pink) which is also another wonderful color combination.
Ever since I’ve retired from a serious job, I’ve learned that whimsy and fun should be incorporated into my wardrobe. The first half of my life was very serious, so I decided that the second half would be a 180.
In fact, I was so serious when I was a dentist, that I wouldn’t even wear polka dots or pink. It seemed too girly and not very professional.
Luckily, I realize the error of my ways, haha, and am enjoying some stores and brands that I wouldn’t shop at while I was working. For instance, Anthropologie has a ton of colorful items and fun prints. And Betsey Johnson is known for her fun designs.
These sandals are a Betsey Johnson brand from Macy’s. They come with either a black strap or pink strap (which I converted to velcro as soon as I got them.) Want to see these same shoes with another colorful outfit? Check here on Instagram with my rented dress.
Insider tip: Making your buckle straps into velcro is really easy. I’ve used this method, shown on Youtube here, for over 20 pairs of shoes now. If you prefer to read about it, there’s also a blog post showing the steps.
BTW, this time I got smart and kept the buckle as decoration. I put it on before I placed the velcro.
More Options for a Burgundy Outfit for Spring
Even if lime green isn’t your color of choice, I would think you could take any burgundy outfit and make it work for the springtime. All those pastel colors that we think about for spring would be a fabulous pairing. If you aren’t sure, then just hold up your burgundy item next to every other item in your closet. You might be surprised at the options.
Another great choice would be to pair burgundy with a floral item. So many times the floral pieces have lots of color that will tie in the burgundy. Remember!! The colors don’t have to match exactly!
Thank you for visiting my space on the internet. I like to showcase how it’s never too late to look great for women of any age, size or working with any budget.
I feel I’m here to help move beyond the fashion rules of yesterday and evolve. Style and clothes are made to give you joy. Not cause us stress because we are worried about what other’s think.
My hope is that you get ideas and inspirations from Charlotte, Lesley and myself. It’s not about copying what we wear, but about using what you already have and updating items along the way.
Most of all it’s getting us to think differently and dare I say, have fun?
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