Well friends, this marks outfit #10 in the Neutral-Know How Challenge. We are half way there! In case you missed the first post, for this challenge, I am using In Style Magazine’s Neutral Know-How Tear Outs (from the April issue), to style 20 looks using 5 neutral colors + InStyle’s suggested color parings. So, that’s 5 neutrals, 4 color pairings each, 2o outfits!
Today’s look features olive and scarlet red. This combination is one that I’ve always loved. Red and olive are just meant for each other, in my opinion.
You guys may have noticed I have a thing for camo print. It’s not as bad as my leopard fixation, but it’s pretty close. LOL! Much like leopard, I tend to think camo goes with EVERYTHING. I am currently on the hunt for an authentic, or at least an authentic looking camo jacket. I think my best bet is going to be a surplus store. Anyway, I think pairing the camo pants with a super feminine scarlet lace tee is super fun and unexpected…and dare I say sexy? I just love the look! This is actually one of the looks I put together in my mind when I first started the challenge, and last Wednesday it was finally cool enough outside to wear it.
And, about this shirt…it is a constant reminder of the meaning of compromise! Fab and I have had our disagreements about sheer shirts in the past, but generally he just ignores what I’m wearing even if he doesn’t like it. I personally think that it is possible to wear a sheer top with a bra tastefully. He doesn’t agree, but he lets it ride…but THIS shirt was his breaking point. LOL! I attempted to walk out the house last year wearing this shirt with a black bra underneath, and he was not having it. LOL!! He really put his foot down. I guess it was something about the lace that set him off. Hehe. At first I was OUTRAGED that he would even attempt to tell me what I could and could not wear…you know how we are ladies…we go into our “I’m a grown-a** woman” thing instinctively. Fast forward a year, and I happily pulled my lace tee over a nude cami kept it moving. I guess you can chalk it up to maturity or growth in our relationship (at that point we had only been living together for about 5 or 6 months). Whatever the case may be, I learned that compromising on small things is essential to making your partner feel comfortable and secure. He ignores my semi-sheer blouses, and I wear a cami under lace. It works.
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