Dressed for: Bridging

Already Pretty outfit featuring denim jacket, magenta tank top, multicolored scarf, navy full skirt, magenta tights, gray Tsubo Acrea

Denim jacket – Gap (no longer available) – similar
Tank – Old Navy – (no longer available) – similar
Scarf – stole it from my mom – similar
Skirt, Anthropologie Field Skirt (no longer available) – similar
Belt – thrifted – similar
Tights – Target
Shoes – Tsubo Acrea
Earrings – Urban Outfitters (no longer available) – similar

What I wanted was an all navy and magenta outfit with a few gray accents. But try as I might, I couldn’t make it work without adding the scarf as a bridging piece to tie it all together. The scarf made the jacket possible, and an outfit compromise was born!

Do you use scarves or other patterned items as bridging pieces in your outfits? How do you tie the various elements together?


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6 Responses to “Dressed for: Bridging”

  1. Patti @ NotDeadYet Style

    Love. this. And yes, I use scarves a lot to tie pieces together (did it today with a black and navy outfit). And I like a jean jacket with a full skirt like this – so cute.

  2. Signe

    Love how it looks on you! The scarf masterfully ties everything else together. I don’t comment often, but I couldn’t help myself this time.

  3. Sue

    I think it would have looked fine without the scarf as the tights and top match, however wearing the scarf raises the whole look to sublime! I had a huge clear out of my wardrobe last year and realised that I was left with a a lot of different colours, but luckily I also have several colourful scarves that do exactly what you have done – make the outfit look intentional rather than just chucked together!

  4. katherine

    Yay for denim jackets! Yours is great. And I do that all the time – I love pulling colors out of printed dreses and wearing colored tights!

  5. Beth

    I happen to be doing just that today, kind of. I’m wearing brown and fuchsia. Brown and fuchsia? Ugh you say. Well, it works. Different shades of brown all over, even my shoes (brown croc no less) and handbag. All different shades of brown.

    Fuchsia button up sleeveless top under the brown sweater so only the collar/top bits peek out. And lo and behold, I actually have a LEOPARD PRINT scarf that has fuchsia flowers running all through it. Brown and fuchsia.