-Olivia the Pig
Back when we first discovered Down East Basics clothing line, we were excited to find these cute and comfy skirts on sale for $4 each. We all proceeded to buy a few in each color combination. After a few months of mine hanging in the closet, I realized I had no idea how to incorporate such bright colors into my wardrobe (mine was tangerine orange and sky blue striped). On the other hand, my sisters have worn theirs repeatedly with lovely results. I decided to analyze Anja’s latest success for you in hopes we can all learn a little something.
First, she started with the skirt, the article that had the loudest voice. She paired it with a simple white shirt (something I would have been afraid to do, since the skirt doesn’t have any white in it. But watch what she did…)
Finally, she added her jewelry. Following Christ Taylor’s guidelines to not over-do it, she chose pieces to wear in just 3 of the 4 jewelry zones – rings and earrings in blue, and a chunky white bangle.
Shirt – Billabong – thrifted
Layering Tank – DownEast Basics
Shoes – Gap – on sale
Earrings – handmade by a friend. Fashion Tip: make your own brightly-colored drop earrings to help tie an outfit together!
Bracelet and rings – Anja and Olivia get most of their fun jewelry at thrift stores and garage sales, paying pittance for a piece that may be the perfect color or style for a certain outfit. Anja said both of her fun, faux aquamarine rings didn’t cost her more than $10 each – you just have to keep your eyes open.
Thanks to Jeremy for these photos!