I post my outfits on the blog every day at noon (12 p.m. EST) under this Style category #OOTD Daily Style and then I do a summary of all the looks in my Month of Style roundup at the end of the month.
The Hampton’s Look
This is what I think I’d wear if I were in the Hampton’s. Or at least, what I think I would wear, but maybe with flat, gladiator sandals instead of high heels. At any rate, I love this look and call it Hampton’s-esque, even though I have never been there, except that the dress is a striped blue, black and white combination that is VERY nautical and preppy.
Yes, the top is actually a dress! I just took a white wrap skirt and tied it around the dress, to make this thin silk dress into an interesting top, another way to squeeze more mileage out of my pieces, mixing, matching and layering.
I love this skirt. It’s line, and thats important when you’re buying not only a white skirt (you don’t want the sun to shine through and show your undies with a bright light X-ray of sorts), but also when you are wrapping a skirt around a dark coloured dress. You wouldn’t want the dark dress to show through a white skirt, which is why you can’t wear anything like a lighter, linen skirt that isn’t at least lined. It has to be opaque.
I added one of the first purchases I ever made off Poshmark (use code SHERRYISH for $15), with a Soo Inh Kim cuff that looks like twisted, geometric metal (LOVE and totally my style). It’s minimalist, and a stunning, dramatic piece.
I then mixed up some rings on there. A travel city (Hong Kong) for the ring finger (love that city, one of my favourites), and then another ring in a cross-style by Elizabeth Stone with a labradorite, geometric stone. I then added a YSL Arty-esque ring (it isn’t a YSL Arty ring), made by an artisan in India, in a dark green stone to mix it up with the green labradorite. The golds all go together, and I love the look of the rings in a mix, rather than just delicate bands stacking on each other.
The greens in the rings, also pick up in the green in the heels, which is why I chose these olive green suede ones, to tie it all in together:
The greens in the rings, green in the shoes, blues in the dress being used as a top… all neutrals and yet, not too matchy-matchy which is my thing. I don’t like items that match too much because then it looks too put together. You know, like a matching twinset with pearls. It’s too much. I need to change things up and mix up neutrals.
Great neutrals that all work together in various shades and tones (depending on the blues, yellows and reds as undertones): are:
- Khaki green
- Greys (of all shades)
- Navy blue
- Indigo blue
I love mixing all or any of these together.