Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Emerald. The Pantone color of 2013.

For those of you who don't keep up with fashion news, Pantone came out with Emerald for the color of 2013! This a very rich beatiful color but let's be honest, the only time we really wear it is when on St. Patrick's Day because we don't want to get pinched! So, as a college student with a very tight budget (as im sure most of us have) i didn't go out and buy 10 emerald dresses. Instead, I shopped my own closet first and came across something Emerald...

Above is the close-up of my knit H&M dress i bought a year ago in a thrift store in Burkeley, CA for $7. On the right is the dress, it is very simple and basic which allows for a lot of mixing and matching! I am going to show six different looks you can put together using the same dress
Look 1
Simply putting a colored skinny belt on the waist gives you a retro look. You can wear it with heels to dress it up orflats for a more casual, school-ready look. Belt from Target.

Look 2
Another big trend this upcoming spring is SHEER! I picked up this polka dot sheer tunic at JCP for $10 and i used it to layer over the dress. This is ideal for those that are uncomfortable with wearing color. Cinch with a belt or let it flow and add some accesories! Necklace from Forever 21

Look 3
I am learning to love the idea of wearing dresses over dresses and for the longest time I've been a fan of tutus so i had to put this ultra girly dress on. theres no need to layer a sweater over the dress because the sleeves are long enough. Belt and chain necklace from TJ Maxx. Dress from Forever 21

Look 4 
 For the ultimate cool look I love the motorcycle jacket. I found this denim motorcycle jacket in Wet Seal a few years ago and after so much wear and tear it really looks vintage. Definitely one of my favorite pieces. Spike necklace from Forever 21
Look 5
I am the biggest fan of wearing dresses and skirts together. So many times i like the top of a dress but not the bottom so i will do this to have the best of both worlds. This is my boho look, pair the bright color with a neutral earth tone to balance the colors. Chuncky necklace and braided belt from Forever 21 
Look 6
This is a really put together look. This is perfect for an interview or a day when you just want to dress up. Houndstooth blazer and chain necklace fromTJ Maxx, belt from Target

-Rebeca Garcia

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