The wonderful world of pumpkin spice, tights with dresses, and Halloween is almost upon us! Rejoice as you think of frolicking in piles of leaves dressed in beautiful shades of cobalt blue… wait, what?
Yes, cobalt blue.
As summer slides into fall, cobalt blue is the perfect transition color, and Monroe and Main has some great pieces to help bring this flattering color into your wardrobe. There are a couple great things about cobalt blue, one being that it is a color that looks great on nearly everyone. Whether you’re pale or darker-skinned, have blonde or jet black hair, cobalt will look stunning on you. It’s also a really easy color to make work in virtually any wardrobe, since it mixes well with nearly any neutral. And finally, cobalt blue is a color that works for nearly any style, meshing well with everything from classic pieces to rocker chic or sporty looks. Cobalt is truly a wardrobe powerhouse!
Working cobalt into my style.
I’ve done a lot of style-based soul-searching lately, and have been working on refining my personal style even more. Given the opportunity to choose an item from Monroe and Main’s fall Colors of the Season lineup, I gravitated immediately towards the Placket Tunic. It’s one of those super-versatile tops that’s easy to layer and looks great belted or not. Plus, it works well with tons of items I already own (like my beautiful Woven Buckle Boots from Monroe and Main).
Even though it’s in the 80’s here, I threw together a quick fall outfit with some pieces from my closet that I’m looking forward to wearing as the weather cools down a little.
Under my cobalt Placket Tunic is a Seamless Control Cami from Monroe and Main, in India Ink. I got it knowing it would look nice under the tunic and help keep the deep V a little more work-safe.
I then threw on a pair of grey pinstriped shorts and black patterned tights. I love wearing shorts and tights in fall, because usually I’m not quite ready to be rid of shorts, but I have tons of fun tights. I belted the tunic with a skinny black belt, which highlighted my waist nicely but also shortened the length enough so the shorts weren’t lost.
Having a navy cami under my tunic meant I could wear my navy Woven Buckle Boots, which I also got from Monroe and Main and adore. They really pulled the look together and accented my cobalt top nice without contrasting or distracting too much from it. The woven pattern in my boots worked well with the pattern in the tights too. I added my basic black leather bag and finished the whole look off with a pair of cute little fox earrings.
This is a perfect wear-to-work look for me that would also work nicely for an evening out after work. The black, grey, and navy contrast against the cobalt nicely, which adds a beautiful pop of color to an otherwise neutral look. Sure, this could have been a fine look with a basic black top, but adding the cobalt Placket Tunic really takes it up a notch!
I can’t wait to style this cobalt tunic in a more rocker-chic way, or see how it flows in sporty look. And let’s not discount how great it’ll look with flared jeans and chunky heels! Truly a perfect, versatile piece in a wonderful color!
And it’s available in black, navy, and wine too, if you want even more great options hanging in your closet (and believe me, I’m eyeing this in wine right now).
Now’s your chance to win some great Monroe and Main goodies. One lucky winner will receive a Fall Color Bundle with a scarf, earrings, bracelet, and bag valued over $125! As always, this prize pack from Monroe and Main is stunning, and the pieces are fun and versatile. If you’re in the 18 years old or older and live in the US, use the Rafflecopter below to enter…
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