I noticed that whenever I receive a compliment on an outfit, it is mostly when I’m wearing something unexpected. People, in general, notice things that are outside of their perception of “normality”. The same reason why everyone notices a red dress at a party – it is bright and shakes up your senses.
Same works for unexpected patterns or even clothes worn outside of their intended venue. Now, you have to be extra careful with that because a ballroom gown in the grocery store will definitely draw attention but it’s also guaranteed to get you a lot of weird glances. Playing the “slightly off” game, however, could be super-fun and grant you the right kinds of “whoa”.
Floral patterns are slowly making an entrance into the corporate world. But majority of women still reserve flowery dresses for a more casual weekend wear. The olive dress I found recently successfully breaches this gap, in my opinion. The color is neutral enough without being boring, and it could easily be paired with almost any color jacket. I, obviously, go with the bright choice 🙂
Have a colorful week everyone!
Outfit details: Floral dress (note that the product page lists it as an “off-the-shoulder” dress, but it is not!), NY&Co. Blue blazer (similar here), Red sandals (almost identical heels here), Red envelope clutch (a great Marc by Marc Jacobs clutch – On Sale! or a cheaper Halogen ombre version), Michael Kors watch