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A color story

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A few years ago my wardrobe was mostly color — hot pink sweaters, green scarves, red pants, bright blue heels, you name a color and I had it! Perhaps its been a slow change since I started working from home four years ago and started to purge my closet of all my “work” clothes, but I really hadn’t realized that my wardrobe as of late consists of mostly basic neutrals — black, navy, tan and white.  I didn’t notice this shift to basics until Banana Republic sent me a few items to style that were way out of my current comfort color zone! However, my previous love of color kicked right in when I got to work styling the items.

They first piece was a bright lime green fitted blouse that I immediately saw as a great pop of color to a pair of white skinnies or white jean shorts. The shirt is very bright and definitely needed a neutral to anchor it! Or, playing with the delicate floral pattern, I could also see this look taking on a 70s spin with the addition of some flares!

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And the second item was a pair of blue paisley trousers that have a pretty modest and “buisness-y” cut, but are obviously very whimsy in print. With the addition of a sleek black tank and fancy earrings I opted towards a look I could wear out on date night. But with a black or white blouse and plain pumps I could definitely wear these pants on the rare days I head into the office.

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Look 1: Top: Banana Republic c/o  / Jeans: Old Navy / Shoes: old Via Spiga, similar
Clutch: old, similar / Sunglasses: John Varvatos / Necklace: Kendra Scott

Look 2: Pants: Banana Republic c/o / Top: TJ Maxx / Earrings: H&M
Shoes: old Dolce Vita, similar / Clutch: K.Slade

Thanks to Banana Republic for sponsoring this post. As always, opinions are all mine! Thanks for supporting the brands that support Rules for the Modern Girl! xx