Fill your closet with peace, love and serenity blue!
What most people don’t realize is that blue goes with almost anything! Think about it, when you get dressed in the morning and start with a pair of BLUE jeans…it’s fresh, it’s easy, and it’s fun!
Denim on Denim
One of my all time favorite looks is denim on denim and this month it plays in perfectly. A (light wash) pair of jeans with a denim or chambray top is classic and trendy at the same time! What is chambray you ask? “While chambray and denim are often confused for one another, they’re not exactly the same fabric. A chambray is a plain weave fabric woven with a colored yarn in the warp and a white yarn in the weft. Like chambray, denim is made with a colored yarn in the warp and white in the weft, but is woven in a twill construction. Obviously, the denim that we are all most familiar with is the kind used to make jeans or 90’s style denim jackets. This denim is generally very heavy, and in most cases would not make for a comfortable shirt.”
I paired this light wash “off the shoulder” chambray top I picked up at Marshalls ($14.99) white a darker was pair of jeans to give a little contrast. I also wore my “go to” aviators from www.thefashionistafrugalista.com which are a blue/green/yellow lens which inspired this fun armparty!
Serenity and Rose Quartz
For an ultra feminine look, Serenity and Rose Quatrtz for the win!
They were the 2016 Colors of the Year and the trend is still going strong. The pairing of Rose Quartz and Serenity brings calm and relaxation which we can always use a little of! Tulle Skirts have been trending for some time now but I wasn’t sure if I was going to love it on me or if it was going to look “cheap” until I tried it on of course, and then I fell in love. This particular skirt I found at Charlotte Russe is so light and airy and hits at the perfect length right at the knee. And at only $26.99, how can you not give it a try?? I paired it with a trending “off the shoulder” top I picked up from Forever21 ($19.99) last summer and my newest shoe obsession from Aldo ($90)
I did splurge a little on these but I know that with a chunky heel, they are super comfortable and I will get a lot of use out of them all summer, not to mention that I love the Lucite heel which is also super trendy right now! And for my accessories, I love this Rose Gold bag I picked up at TJ Maxx ($24.99) its neutral and the perfect size that I can wear it during the day or for a night out and my armparty from www.orianalamarca.com
Denim + White
Serenity Blue and a Billowy White are the colors of dreams (or at least of the sky and clouds). There is something utra soothing about this combo. Pairing with white creates a crisp contrast and truly makes the featured color stand out. Here are two different looks pairing a white base and blue top. The white jeans (Marshalls $14.99) and chambray top (Marshalls $12.99) are perfect for a more casual look, I paired them with these Steve Madden fringe sandals I picked up at TJ Maxx for $24.99 but would also wear a pair of heels to dress it up a bit.
Another one of my favorite looks is this flared white skirt I picked up on sale at Bloomingdales a few years ago, and this trending “off the shoulder” top I picked up from Forever21 ($19.99) last summer! I wore this to the Handbag Awards show I attended in NYC so in order to fancy it up a bit and add a little drama, I paired it with these orange heels from Zara ($24.99 on sale). It was the Handbag Awards so naturally I had to wear this woven leather bag from my mother’s collection (www.zagarahome.com)
and I incorporated all of these colors into my armparty (shop it at www.orianalamarca.com)