Outfits Of The Yesterdays (Tu Serais Mon Lascar Superstar)

♫: Battez-Vous – Brigitte

I have two outfits for today, albeit both are pretty similar. I was planning on wearing outfit #1 this past Saturday, but it was almost warm enough to wear a skirt. So! I wore a skirt, hence outfit #2.  I just want it to be spring so, so darn bad…and an upcoming trip to Arizona definitely isn’t helping with my warmer-weather-loving-lust. Counting down the days!
I digress. I have had a lot of you guys write to me recently asking for tips when it comes to wearing unusual color pairings and prints, and I decided to post both outfits as an example of how I do it. I just follow one simple rule: I always try to pair at least two colors together, as It helps give the outfit a much needed solid point of reference. It helps to make the outfit look intentional versus looking like you forgot to pay the electric bill and dressed yourself in the dark. But hey–sometimes it’s fun to make people wonder?
For example, in outfit one we have a burgundy belt with a burgundy bag (and coral stripes with coral pumps):
Jacket: J Crew, old (similar here) (similar here) (similar here)
Pants: Madewell, old (similar by DVF) (similar at Topshop)
Belt: J Crew (similar here)
Pumps: Vince Camuto VC Signature Pure Pumps (buy them here + take 20% off w/ code “20GIFT”) (similar at Topshop) (and love these by kate spade)
Handbag: DVF Harper Handbag, old (similar here by Cynthia Rowley) (similar by Rebecca Minkoff)
And in outfit two, we have a pinky-nude bag matched with pinky-nude flats. Oftentimes, however,  similar-hued accessories can be extremely difficult to find. If you don’t feel like going on an Amazing-Race-style-expedition to find matching items, try matching your nail polish to something! Even though I didn’t do it in the outfit below, I do it in my other outfits often– it’s an easy and cheap way to still make your outfit look intentional and au courant:
Jacket: J Crew, old (similar here) (similar here) (similar here)
Belt: J Crew Patent Belt in neon azaelia (buy it here) (similar at GAP for $25)
Bag: Marc Jacobs Quilted Cooper Crossbody in Nude (buy it here) (similar here for under $100) (and at Topshop)
What unusual color combinations or prints have you guys been loving lately? Share in the comments!