Thursday, January 07, 2010

Experiment No. 592

This is my seventh Red Hat Society experiment. I think I’m getting the hang of combining red and purple. Or else I’ve just numbed myself to the clash of colors.

Poncho, Newport News. Turtleneck sweater, Charlotte Russe. Skirt, Express (thrifted). Belt as a necklace, thrifted. Black fishnets, Simply Vera. Purple tights, We Love Colors. Shoes, Isaac Mizrahi for Target. Bag, Vieta.




When I started this blog, I did not intend to avoid repeating an outfit. The pursuit of daily outfit novelty evolved as I challenged myself to explore all the possibilities within my closet. Today’s outfit borders on a repeat. I’m wearing the same sweater, skirt, and (purple) tights as in the last Red Hat Society experiment:


Despite the fact that the major pieces (and color scheme) are the same in each outfit, the use of accessories makes the ensembles seem totally different.

27 comments:

Kathryn said...

You inspired me to try a "red hat lady" outfit a few weeks ago!(You can check it out at schoolmarmstyle.blogspot.com- "I love my comfy sweater")

This version looks great together. I love the purple tights!

Hannah said...

I love that necklace!
I also like the creativity of wearing two pairs of tights at the same time, they look good together.

Alyssa said...

I absolutely love that poncho, and think the whole outfit looks stunning!

Julia said...

The purple tights with the black and white skirt are really great. I love how it all looks with your blonde hair, too!

xx

Rosie Unknown said...

I love both outfits, but I think I like the older one more. I love the purple tights with the red shoes!

E said...

I love how well-balanced this look is, despite all the different colors and prints. Very hard to do and it looks effortless.

SciNerdGirl said...

I love this outfit. I have really enjoyed your Red-Had Society experiments. I think that they work the best when the red and purple don't actually touch (like in this outfit)

Sheila said...

I don't think red and purple clash at all - purple is made by combining red and blue, after all.

I have a Red Hat Society hat - I've never worn it on the blog, but I feel fabulous in it.

I LOVE this outfit on you - that houndstooth skirt makes me want to wear mine.

Jennifer le Roux said...

Fantastic! one of your best yet!

a cat of impossible colour said...

I think this is just gorgeous!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I love it! Love the red with the necklace.

ellinelle said...

..you look so original..love the look..love the chain

Maria G. said...

Hello! i didnt know your blog but I found it and I love it! love all your looks!! kisses!

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Harriet said...

I really like the fishnets over the purple tights - it makes a really neat effect!

Sal said...

Purple and red are a dynamite combo - both are such vibrant, happy colors!

Jess said...

I love the belt as a necklace!

I really like purple with a splash of red- it's a ton of fun and not at all red-hat-lady-ish imo.

theowlsarenotwhattheyseem said...

both of your outfits are so pretty here! i like the red and purple combo. and even though those 2 outfits have many of the same elements, i think the finished look is totally different. that's one thing i love seeing on a blog- how to re-wear clothes and keep the look fresh. ~joelle

Becky said...

This outfit is the hotness! I have a mini that looks very similar to yours 'cept it's from the Gap...you've inspired me to try new things with it!

evanadine said...

since yours was the first fashion blog i stumbled across + in my mind a "blame" you for this new addiction that i have, i thought youd like to know that i have started up my own little blog. only one post so far, but as i get things rolling, id appreciate any feedback you care to provide.

onto your outfit, i agree that it has a very different feel from the previous one, despite using the same core pieces. the devil really is in the details, and i think you are a master of the details. :)

Diana said...

I love how this outfit came together. It's amazing how just moving the red from the shoes to the top made such a big difference.

Christine said...

I like this better than the past one. I think it's because the red and purple aren't touching.

Faux Fuchsia said...

This poncho style arrangement looks terrific. I can't wait until winter ( it's summer in Australia) to Poncho It Up with Abandon.

Pretty Little Pictures said...

You look gorgeous, love the two tight combo!

ANA said...

Love this outfit! The poncho is gorgeous, and the red and purple aren't right next to each other like in the last outfit, so I think it works better :o)

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Nishant said...

I also like the creativity of wearing two pairs of tights at the same time, they look good together.

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Londyn said...

I really love this combo! I think the colors work beautifully together.