For last week's His & Hers post, Patrick and I styled looks based on a pink color palette. This week, in light of the royal baby mania, it was only appropriate that we put together looks based on one of our shared favorite colors: blue! While I've mentioned several times that my wardrobe is fairly muted, one color that shows up time and time again is blue. Whether it's navy stripes, a blue oxford button down, or a pretty blue print, it's definitely one of my power colors for all seasons. The walls from my childhood bedroom were painted a color that I dreamed up myself. I told my dad (who works at the Kittrell family paint store) that I wanted the color of my walls to resemble faded blue jeans. To this day that is the only color I ever want my bedroom painted.
Past His & Hers: Blazers and Grey Pants; White button up; Black V neck; Denim shirt; Flannel shirt; Mixed prints; Emerald; Gingham shirts; Blue oxfords; Big Fish; Suspenders; A Commentary; Rose Tinted Glasses
Embroidered top, Groovy's in Rockwall. Boyfriend jeans and t-strap shoes, Gap. Vintage belt and Dooney & Bourke purse. Sunglasses, Urban Outfitters (similar online). Nars velvet matte lip pencil in Dragon Girl.
It wasn't very hard for me to come up with an almost entirely blue outfit for this look. While I tend to stray away from matching too much, the pairing of my embroidered blouse with my bright Gap flats was too perfect to resist. The color is so striking to photograph (especially against my pale feet) that it ties the look together. I also want to take a moment to appreciate this pair of jeans from Gap. I love a perfectly tailored skinny crop more than anything...until I wear these boyfriend jeans. Seriously, if you're looking for a pair that fits great around the waist and rear but is a true straight, "boy" cut, then these are for you! I have them in two washes because loving the color blue also comes with a serious denim addiction.
Hawkins McGill Barker shirt, Urban Outfitters. Hawkins McGill cut off chino shorts, Urban Outfitters (similar here). Thrifted Perry Ellis belt. Black leather band watch, Skagen.
This outfit strikes me as perfectly Patrick in a few different ways. First of all, the bright shade of blue is so suited to his outgoing personality. Instead of a finished hem, I love that these shorts are cut-offs because it truly shows how laid back he is. Furthermore, we have a running joke that Patrick is essentially like an overgrown golden retriever puppy in human form. While the dogs on his button up are dalmatians, it's still a perfect fit. I was actually the one who had to talk him into the shirt because he didn't think the dog print was very professional. However, he says now that it is one of his favorite shirts.
I hope you've enjoyed our blue looks today. Instead of thinking of "the blues" as being sad I think of mainly two things: the type of music (hey Dad) and the abundance of hues of the primary color that I have in my wardrobe. What's your favorite color to wear?