Some of the most eye-catching looks start with classic styles and neutral colors: The trick is adding just the right amount of color and bling, which can sometimes be a challenge.
We decided to take on that challenge and put together an outfit based around Zenni’s classic, tortoiseshell frame glasses, incorporating some other stylish but simple silhouettes (a trench and a simple ruffled dress) in neutral colors (dark blue and cream). To jazz things up, we added a striking gold cuff and a fabulous orange tote bag. This is a great transition outfit: Cream and blue are completely appropriate for late winter/early spring, while the splashes of orange and gold remind us that sunnier days are on their way.
We started with this classic pair of tortoiseshell frame glasses from Zenni. Tortoiseshell goes well with most hair and eye colors, is great with a whole range of outfit colors, plus it flatters most skin tones. The darker hues of tortoiseshell add depth to a look and tie in other darker detailing that you might have on your coat, shoes or belt. The lighter colors can also pick up brighter elements, like a pop of color or the metallic shine of jewelry.
With that in mind, we set about creating our look! Here’s the lowdown on each of the pieces:
Double-breasted Trench Coat from Rose Wholesale
: This is a classic trench
, updated with contrasting trim. It’s also an absolute steal at $21.90, particularly since coats like this never go out of style and you can wear them just about everywhere.
Ramie Dress For Women from Sammy Dress
: This is a super cute dress
that should easily take you from spring into summer. A versatile piece for your closet, it can be dressed down with flip flops or sandals during the day, then paired with party heels and your favorite jewelry in the evening. Another great deal at $13.64.
Francesco Biasia Leather Tote from OnQue Style
: This orange leather tote
is large enough to carry your stuff but not so big that it overwhelms you. The color is gorgeous and the handles and shoulder strap give you great options. This tote currently sells for $195.
Steve Madden Xternal from Bel Fiore Boutique
: These Nubuck wedges
look incredible with this outfit, though they’ll also go equally well with jeans and a blouse. These shoes coordinate perfectly with the trench and balance out the delicacy of this dress, allowing you to wear this outfit both to work and to go out with friends. These wedges can be had for $69.99.
Gold Vermeil Bracelet from Amy Ming Jewelry Boutique
: This gorgeous bracelet
rocks our outfit, it matches the gold trim on the handbag, while also contrasting beautifully with the blue dress. Its size holds its own with the larger bag and the serious wedges, creating a powerful, professional look. This bracelet is $210.00.