a lesson in coralation

posted on: July 13, 2011

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many people are afraid to buy clothes in bright hues. what you may not realize, is that purchasing a piece in a colour can actually give you just as much mileage, if not more, than a neutral. different accessories can completely change the look of an item. it's all about being creative!

the basis of this outfit was the coral skirt. this coral maxi is obviously a big statement and the main attraction. in order to let it shine, i paired it with a simple white tank top that is form fitting to balance out my proportions and highlight my smallest point; my waist. my trick to breaking up two contrasting colours is to bring them together with a longer necklace. this particular charm necklace has some hints of colour in it, and i played with that by adding more brights in the bangles. for additional interest, i threw on a surprise turquoise and brown shoe, with a coordinating brown structured over the shoulder bag.

it's summer, have fun with it! nothing has to doesn't have to match perfectly. colours just need to compliment your look! next time, try opting for a bright colour and mixing it with pieces you have already! you just never know what kind of beautiful outfit you might come up with :)

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aritzia tank // modcloth 'always play flare skirt' // urban outfitters necklace // river island bangles // front & co. purse // kelsi dagger sandals

32 comments:

  1. i loove this colour combination!!!

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  2. That is a GORGEOUS skirt and some good advice :)

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  3. I love the coral + turquoise.
    Turquoise is definitely one of my fave colors to throw in the mix, such a beautiful color!

    Bonnie

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  4. Such great advice Alicia... I love the fact that I can get amazing summer tips from what you're wearing now! So when Summer rolls around I'll be looking great :)
    You're always a source of inspiration to me!
    *adds coral maxi skirt to Summer wishlist*

    xo

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  5. Love the skirt *

    http://ladyfashionoui.blogspot.com/
    Have a fashionable day! <3
    XOXO
    IT *

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  6. What a beautiful skirt, and it looks great with those sandals.
    No Guilt Fashion

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  7. Coral and turquoise is one of my favorite combos for summer! That skirt is so beautiful, just like you!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  8. Love the bright skirt with the white tank, you look perfect! Great tips ;)
    xx Cara
    http://www.afashionloveaffair.com

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  9. great job, you look great! thanks for stopping my be blog, I love checking your out!
    www.jesscauseblog.blogspot.com

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  10. How do you shop on modcloth? It doesn't allow shipping to BC...?

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  11. I only recently discovered your blog.

    actually that's a lie I randomly have read your posts via RTs on twitter.

    I read your 3 year bloggingversary post and went back to your older posts. Then I proceed to read 95% of your posts (I swear I'm not a stalker) and I am appalled at how long it's taken me to discover your blog.

    AMAZING =)

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  12. This is such a great post alicia! I adore the skirt so much, it's a really lovely overall look :) x

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  13. this is the perfect summer look! that coral color is gorgeous and i love it paired with the turquoise sandals!

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  14. Love this post and love your outfit, you always look so beautiful!

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  15. i love this outfit! i always pair coral with turquoise =) modcloth skirts/dresses are the best!!!

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  16. This outfit is amazing! I just found your blog via Veronika and I love it here ^^ I'm gonna close this comment and look around for a bit. and follow ofcourse! x

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  17. I LOVE THIS OUTFIT! OMG, the skirt is TO die for. I would totally get this if it came in teal. I love colours, so this post totally applies to me! =D

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  18. I love this! Super cute and LOVE the colour choice. Turquoise and coral is always a winning combination. Those sandals are to die for. You look amazing ;)

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  19. So pretty! I love coral and turqoise together! So glad I found your blog, I'm your newest follower :)

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  20. Great tips! I'm loving colour right now too. Love the skirt.
    xo

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  21. I have to admit that I was seriously admiring your coral skirt on Saturday, and all of the fabulous turquoise/green accessories you paired with it... You make it look so easy! I'm still not quite convinced I could pull it off myself, but you do have me thinking of trying :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  22. Super lovely!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  23. Super lovely!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  24. Gorgeous skirt! Im in love with the colour!

    xx,
    Pari
    http://soundofsweetlullabies.blogspot.com/

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  25. I loved your skirt- the colour was perfect and so happy! I also loved meeting up with you again- it always strikes me how much you're like your blog (does that make sense?!) which is awesome!
    And the turquoise accessories? such a perfect mix of colours for summer! Love the tips! xx

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  26. you look AMAZING ;-))


    xx
    bloo.

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  27. Nice job, Aliciafashionista!!! :))))))
    A perfect combination of colours and accessoiries!!!! I'm really in love!!!!!!!!!! :)
    XoXo
    MlleAnastasia

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  28. I love the colour of that skirt! So pretty!

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