Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Incarnations

This is a combo you've seen in many different incarnations, as navy and orange is one of my go-to color pairings. Here I started with the orange dress and then just loaded the outfit up with a bunch of navy accents. I chose the argyle tights because I wanted to add a little bit of pattern without introducing another color. The extra colors I saved for the subtle splashes found in the bracelet, which contains not only navy blue but also teal, green and yellow. It kept the outfit from looking too matchy without distracting from the clean lines of the jacket.

I just adore this vintage jacket, which I found in a shop in Montmartre in 2008. It's structured and professional-looking, and yet the vintage styling also makes it unique and fun; I'm certain that LPC would endorse this kind of piece for incorporation into traditional corporate wear, though certainly with less eye-catching tights. Classic vintage pieces can be a fun alternative to a suit, and a great way to add personality to corporate wear.

Jacket: vintage
Dress: Carolina Herrera, thrifted
Bracelet: sadly, I don't know
Boots: Frye

11 comments:

Chelsea said...

have I told you that you are a genius lately, audi? because really... you have a gift and an eye for style. i absolutely adore this outfit... the jacket is gorgeous in its great structure and shape, and the tights add the perfect amount of pattern keeping your bottom half just as interesting as your top. win win WIN!

Jane W. said...

That jacket is wonderful! I love the piping, pant, pant. Blue and orange always look so happy together.

WendyB said...

I thought that jacket was trompe l'oeil at first!

Sal said...

I can see why that jacket is a favorite piece ... ALL the details are so fantastic.

Emily Kennedy said...

Lurve it. Really cute like a mod stewardess.

Sara Lynn said...

awesome awesome dress!!! I love the stockings as well. The whole look is pretty cool.

LPC said...

You are a genius. For a more traditional corporate look, still more advanced that the uniform, of course, I think I'd recommend a khaki pairing:). Maybe a fairly-wide legged pant, to prevent whiffs of actual uniform. In fact, I have a pair of Giorgio Armani slacks that might work very well...what fabric is that:)? And thanks for the reference. High honor indeed.

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I really am loving this jacket! The details on it are just amazing! It looks perfect on you, and so fun that you found it in Montmartre!

virago said...

Honestly, what *doesn't* work well with navy? (Mostly a rhetorical question, but if anyone wants to weigh in, feel free!)

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

those socks are TOO cool!

ambika said...

That jacket is to die for and love the Argyles!