Navy + Lime, It's Almost Summertime

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Photos by Elizabeth Ann Whitley 

While the official start of summer doesn't come till the end of June, many believe this upcoming Memorial Day weekend kick starts the summer months and of course, summer fashion. From now, till the beginning of fall, you'll see tons of white (of course), bright colors, mixed patterns and bold prints. There are so many trends on point for the summer, but one of my favorite is using navy as an accent color. 

I found this gorgeous lime green dress at Nordstrom Rack, for only $30 might I add, last fall. It's a Donna Morgan and tailored very well. I have been dying for summer to get here so I could wear it to work. However, I was a little skeptical about wearing such a loud color in a professional setting. So I decided to pair this dress with my favorite navy blazer. The navy tones down the boldness in color, and by adding a few accessories and nude heels, insto presto, you have an office appropriate outfit!  

You can use this trick with other bold colors. Pair your bold color with a darker piece, typically an outer shell, to tone down the color. Make sure you add appropriate jewelry and shoes to keep with the business attire, appropriate enough for work!

What bright color are you loving for summer?

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Anonymous said...

I love this outfit! Great job at toning down the bright color to make it work appropriate-

Dana said...

Love it girl!

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Primp & Proper said...

Thanks so much Leslie!! Appreciate you reading and for stopping by!!

Primp & Proper said...

Thanks dear!! Hope you're doing well :)