When Only Bright Pink and Cobalt Blue Will Do

bright pink and cobalt blue outfit

I wear a lot of colour but it’s rare that I colour-block. More often, my combinations of colours come courtesy of a printed dress or perhaps thanks to a monochrome outfit with contrasting accessories. Either way, this look is a little different for me. Over the last season or two, I’ve been increasingly drawn to blouses. Partly it’s because they look smart even with jeans and sneakers. They’re chic and sophisticated and I feel like I’ve got my shizzle together when I wear one. And partly, it’s because my style, taste and sartorial requirements are ever-evolving.

bright pink and cobalt blue outfit

bright pink and cobalt blue trouser outfit

bright pink pintuck Boden blouse

This pintuck blouse is from Boden and it’s currently reduced from £80 to £32. It comes in other colours too but it was the peony pink that caught my eye. I first wore it when I went to Optrafair last month when I put it with wide-legged cropped jeans and gold sneakers. I had several meetings scheduled but nothing official- I wasn’t actually “working”. My outfit needed to be smart AND comfortable which it was. And it had to remain pristine after a three-hour drive which it did. This blouse doesn’t need ironing, therefore, I don’t hesitate to wear it. I’m sure I’m not alone in doing everything possible to minimise that particular chore by sometimes avoiding those clothes that are prone to creasing.

bright pink and cobalt blue outfit

bright pink and cobalt blue outfit

Swap jeans and trainers for cigarette pants and heels it’s a different look altogether. (I have these pants in black too, both in the long length because I’m 5 ft 9 inches, 175cm tall).  They’re flattering because the bottom of the leg sits just above the slimmest part of the ankle, and they’re easy to wear because of the stretchy fabric. And, they have pockets which makes them a true wardrobe hero.

bright pink and cobalt blue outfit

bright pink and cobalt blue outfit

I love how striking the bright pink and cobalt blue look together.

bright pink and cobalt blue trouser outfit

Animal print of any description makes happy and I’ve worn these patent-leather leopard-print shoes over and over. I say repeatedly that animal print in general is a great neutral; it works with anything and everything, but the tones need to be right. On this occasion I wish I’d have changed my spots and worn grey leopard shoes instead of tan. The colour would have worked better with the bright pink and cobalt blue. Next time…

 

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JDW Meghan Cigarette Pants
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Boden Macie Blouse
Boden Macie Blouse
£32
Rouge Dior 999,
Rouge Dior 999,
Maybelline Go Colossal Mascara, Leather Black
Maybelline Go Colossal Mascara, Leather Black
Eternal Collection Abracadabra Rainbow Swarovski Earrings
Eternal Collection Abracadabra Rainbow Swarovski Earrings
JDW Meghan Cigarette Pants
JDW Meghan Cigarette Pants
Boden Macie Blouse
Boden Macie Blouse
£32
Rouge Dior 999,
Rouge Dior 999,
Maybelline Go Colossal Mascara, Leather Black
Maybelline Go Colossal Mascara, Leather Black
Eternal Collection Abracadabra Rainbow Swarovski Earrings
Eternal Collection Abracadabra Rainbow Swarovski Earrings
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8 Comments

  1. May 10, 2019 / 8:02 pm

    I love this look on you; I bet you’ll be doing more of this! Separates in different colours are such a great way to have a “capsule wardrobe” that is stylish and bright. The blouse is a showstopper, and the heels add a whole new twist on the brights. Just gorgeous Liz. xxx

    • elizabeth
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      May 15, 2019 / 11:51 am

      Oh thank you Lisa. I agree about the blouse. It is a showstopper yet it’s easy and practical too (as in doesn’t crease so is low-maintenance!!) xxx

  2. May 10, 2019 / 8:48 pm

    Such a fun colour combination and so gorgeous on you Liz. I think you’re right about a blouse making jeans smart, I totally agree! Your cigarette pants are very chic though and certainly give this blouse even more chic points😉

    • elizabeth
      Author
      May 15, 2019 / 11:50 am

      Blouses seem to be properly creeping into my closet! The pants are very chic yes and so comfy because of the stretch. I love them! xxx

  3. May 16, 2019 / 7:28 am

    I must admit I was drawn to this shot because of your JDW trousers as I have the very same ones. The blouse is the perfect partner to these fab fitting trousers and it has certainly given me some ideas as a frilly blouse really compliments the look. Super styling, Elizabeth x

    • elizabeth
      Author
      May 19, 2019 / 12:57 pm

      Thank you Anna. The trousers really are fab fitting aren’t they xxxx

  4. May 24, 2019 / 11:01 am

    Goodness those two colours look so good together Liz. Love the pintucks on the blouse. The leopard heels are as elegant as they can get. Love, love, LOVE!!

    Catherine x

    • elizabeth
      Author
      May 29, 2019 / 11:34 am

      Thank you Catherine. The detail on the blouse is lovely isn’t it. It really makes it. And yes, I love the vibrancy of the colours xxx

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