When I first read that the next Bloggers Do It Better (BDIB) assignment was a theme based on Mint & Coral, I had some mixed feelings. Whilst I loved the two combinations having seen some gorgeous mash ups of the colours, I didn’t own anything in those colours at all. With it being Winter in the land downunder, you would think that these two colours would be pretty hard to come by right? WRONG! In fact, they were EVERYWHERE! Yes people, the “traditional” colours associated with Winter – grey and black – have now been replaced by gorgeous pastels. Thank goodness for that!
So I ventured out last Saturday in search of something in mint and coral. Preferably something that wasn’t over the top in price and design. Plus I wanted something that I would still be able to wear after this trend is long gone. And this was what I found:
Mint Shirt – Valley Girl
Coral Jumper – Sussan
Jeans – Gap
Shoes – Converse
Mint coloured shirts were everywhere – Dotti, Sportsgirl and even Glassons had them, but, I wasn’t too crash hot about the price. So I went into Valley Girl and found a simple mint coloured shirt for only $15.00! It was soft, comfortable and I could wear that with pants, jeans, skirts and even underneath a sleeveless shift dress – versatile AND affordable! Plus, I loved the fact that it was the right shade of mint for me.
I saw a coral dress I loved in Jacquie but thought I’d better stick to separates instead and luckily stumbled on this baggy knitted jumper from Sussan. It was selling for $69.95, and I thought I would be able to wear this in Spring as well with something lighter underneath. The jumper can be worn with jeans, pants and also skirt, depending on how you style it of course. So once again, versatility and affordability – two points that I always go by when I shop for clothes.
With this BDIB assignment I decided to go for a more loose, casual look, wearing the coral jumper over the mint shirt and folding over the sleeves and teaming it with my denim jeans. The mint Converse shoes completed the outfit perfectly.
So, will you be embracing the lovely pastels this Winter and bring some colour to your wardrobe like I did?