You know how we used to all look at the J.Crew catalogs, and think how are they mixing all those colors and prints together? Well, I used to think that anyway, but these days, it seems every outfit I put together is filled with this style called “pattern play.” I’m making some pretty great friends in this blogging community–who are all embracing this colorful style of dressing. Lead ringer among us is Sheela. She got six of us together to style four or more colors. Four colors could include different patterns as well: you know like leopard and plaid paired with a winter sweater, bright gloves, and a luxe bag! Here’s a take of six style bloggers who interpreted more than four colors:
My Outfit Details of Four Colors:
Plaid Pants–Forever 21
Lippy–Maybelline Lip Studio Color Blur in Berry Misbehaved (my new fave that I just found–I always check out what’s new at the drugstore when I’m home in the States)
Tote–Louis Vuitton Speedy 35
Red Gloves–from a market in China (similar)
Boots–from my Mom
Here’s my good friend Sheela from Sheela Writes. Somehow, through both physical distance and time difference, we have become really good buds. In fact, while I’m in Hong Kong, I’ll sometimes wake and start chatting with her on Whatsapp. One of these days I do know we will meet with either a visit in the States or in Asia. Even though Sheela will say this was a difficult challenge for her, she still looks great–evidence that confidence is another item we wear. Sheela, special thanks goes to you for coordinating all of us!
Samantha writes Fake Fabulous, and believe me there is everything fabulous about her and nothing fake. I’ve already stated my inspiration for Sam here. As per usual, she is bold and quirky and it always just works. When Sheela and I were figuring out a style challenge beyond our monthly Fab 40s, we turned to Samantha’s style. She definitely served as inspiration for this challenge. And of course, she totally rocked it!
Liyana is a blogger I’ve just met; she writes Affordable.com. (I think she scored with the url, and I wonder how often she’s asked to sell it….) I love how simply colorful Liyana is. Look how expertly she’s paired dots. Can you find them all? Next time I go to Malaysia I know who I will be meeting! Make sure you go to Liyana’s “About Page;” her pic there is just about the cutest blogging portrait out there.
Nicole writes Lipstick and Brunch. I always have a little hair envy for those who so boldly color their hair. I always wish I could just go for it (and not just on a photo shopped April Fools’ joke.) When I read about Nicole, I became very fascinated by her history. She’s Honduran, so I have a feeling if we become texting buddies like I am with Sheela, we might write a bit in Spanish. I love how colorful Nicole is–she definitely had no trouble with this challenge.
Anna lives on an island–just like me, hence her blog, Anna’s Island Style. However her island is tranquil and isolated, hardly comparable to busy-busy Hong Kong. Yet, I think our commute to go shopping is similar in time getting there! I first met Anna when she started reading Kremb de la Kremb. Because she’s always been so supportive and encouraging, a friendship was sure to begin. Since her finding me, we email and Facebook: in fact in the new year, you can look forward to a travelling sort of collab between Anna, Samantha and me…
What do you think? Do you ever wear more than four colors? Do you need help figuring out how to do this? You could call on anyone of us, and we would totally be ready to help you.