Does anybody match their accessories/jewelry to the season? I’m not talking about colors, but rather the theme of the piece itself. Since I mostly wear brooches, I always coordinate them not just to my outfits, but to the season as well. Sometimes, they can be obvious – like a snowflake in the winter or a brown leaf in the fall or here, a bunch of flowers in the spring. Sometimes, though, I have my own logic, such as how I’d mostly wear my wooden brooches in the fall because they’re kind of rustic and in my mind, rustic = fall somehow? Anyway, it’s a long-winded way of saying that this dress may be more appropriate for the fall, but I spring it up by adding a floral brooch.
For this week’s SIA, inspired by Christi Belcourt‘s “The Mystery of Water”, I had to think a bit. My first instinct is to wear my fish-print shirt, but it’s a bit too early for that (I usually reserve it for the height of summer), plus I had no idea what to pair with it. I know I want something with a water theme, and by a stroke of luck, I recently bought this dress printed with a river scene, so I decided to build my outfit around it. Once I had that foundation, the rest of the outfit came easy, and I topped it off with my yin-yang fish pin. All in all, I’m really pleased with the outfit – it’s not a close visual match to the inspiration, but it’s pretty spot-on thematically.
Here’s my outfit for this week’s SIA, inspired by Austin Cooper’s 1924 posters for the London Underground. As suggested by the title, I took my inspiration mostly from the “cooler” poster, rather than the “warmer” poster. I didn’t go for the exactly colors, but the pattern on this short-sleeve sweater is a perfect match for the graphic of the poster, and I paired it with my navy pants for the “cooler” part. The blazer doesn’t really match the colors of the poster either, but it’s a match for the pattern on the sweater, so I added it for some extra patterns and textures. All in all, I’m quite pleased with this outfit, and I can’t wait to see what everybody does – make sure to check out the round-up post on Wednesday!