S: Color Me Coral

February 25th, 2011 § 7 comments

S: Color Me Coral

So here is the last of my Banana Republic outfits – a casual yet fun look that I’d wear for drinks out with friends (were I not pregnant and able to drink…). This outfit started with those denim leggings I already raved about and an eye on this ruffle trimmed jacket. I knew I wanted a bright pop of color inbetween so I picked up this punchy coral top. I kept everything but the coral silk top in muted greens and blues and just let the coral do the talking. (This, by the way, is the same silk top that E. styled in navy here).

Layers detail

Although this outfit is pretty simple, I love all the details that make it special – the ruffle trim on the jacket, the lace trim on my cami, the darker silk trim on the coral top, and of course, the snakeskin clutch and awesome green leather platform wedges.

There is a lot of coral in Banana Republic’s Spring line and I for one love it. I bought the beautiful coral and navy scarf that A. styled in this outfit and have already worn it a bunch this week. I would have bought more from their Spring line if my body weren’t in a stage of (pregnancy) transition. As it is, it was fun to make outfits work for me in a non-maternity store despite my growing midsection. It’s how I’ve been approaching getting dressed with the things in my own closet – trying to make the most of non-maternity items by thinking creatively – and this experiment with a non-maternity capsule wardrobe at Banana Republic just served to remind me that I can do a lot with the things I already own at home from my pre-pregnancy days.

Here is where you can find the silk top, the jacket, the denim leggings, the t-strap wedges, and the clutch I wore.

S: Color Me Coral

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§ 7 Responses to S: Color Me Coral"

  1. Patricia says:

    Oh, I love the color combination in this outfit. The corals this season are just fabulous!

  2. Rachael says:

    I’m really into coral right now, but I pretty much always end up pairing it with basic black. Thanks for showing me how awesome it looks with other colors (even muted ones)!

  3. Anna of Sweden says:

    Actually, I think this jacket looks better on you than on the models at the BR website (sorry models)! I would never have considered buying it if I had not seen your pictures. Great styling! By the way, I am so happy that colour is back in town and that colar is one of them! Some countries have brain drain – Sweden have had colour drain!

  4. Bex says:

    You look so lovely! What a beautiful outfit, colors, and complementarity of shapes and colors.

  5. Heidi says:

    Hi S,

    I just wanted to comment that I am so glad you are posting again on Academichic. :) I love your style and sense of color. I always draw a lot of inspiration from your outfits and posts. Thanks so much! What I like most is how inventive you are with your closet and re-mixing things.

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