August 28th, 2008
There’s no better time than summer to drop your work and go out for a night out on the town. Whether you’re hanging with the girls or out with your beau, we have a flirty-yet-sophisticated outfit for you. Here’s why it works:
Anchor the outfit with a design detail. Here, ruffles tie the outfit together. Ruffles are the showcase of the tiered skirt, they extend to the detailing on the camisole, and they even appear as a trim on the bright yellow sweater.
Opposites attract. It seems to be a rule of nature–it’s true for subatomic particles, for people’s personalities, and even for colors. The bright yellow cardigan and clutch really pop against the deep blues of the camisole and skirt. Why? Yellow sits on the other side of the color wheel from blue, almost directly across from it. Sidebar: Blue’s direct complement is orange - note the strategic addition of orange as trim on the camisole.
Don’t forget the surprise. The camisole and the skirt work well together, as do the coordinated cardigan and clutch. No real surprises here. What does provide a bit of a jolt are the bright blue shoes. They toe the line (no pun intended) between fitting in with the rest of the blue outfit and standing out. The shoes shout "look at me!", but they’re also a great foundation for the rest of the outfit.
What’s your go-to outfit for going out on the town? Share your style with us in the comments!