4 Characteristics of an Interesting Outfit

If you have been reading PMT for a while it should be no surprise that I LOVE making a monochrome outfit pop by adding a colored shoe.  I feel like colored shoes can totally change an outfit.  They give it life and add personality–all in some tiny little shoes!  
These are the same pumps I styled in navy last month in an office look HERE.  They are SO comfortable because of the cushioned footbed and slight platform which makes them super easy to walk in albeit the heel.  
For today’s outfit I partnered with Naturalizer again to style this pump for a girl’s night out or date night!  I took an all black outfit and incorporated Stacy and Clinton’s 4 qualities for creating an interesting outfit: color, texture, pattern, and shine.  I’ve got some texture in the suede shoes and the leather jacket, pattern in the top, shine in the necklace, and color in these fabulous maroon pumps!
In the spring I tend to wear colored shoes more often, and in brighter colors.  But for fall and winter these maroon pumps are PERFECT.  They pair well with the darker colors I tend to wear in colder months like grey, tan, black, and navy and they add color in a sophisticated way.
In case you missed it, here is last month’s office look with these pumps in navy.  This silhouette is classic, versatile, and able to take you through several different activities!  They come in 9 colors and can all be found HERE!  

Shop for the Look:
Top: Old Navy (exact–sale $12!  Wearing M–it shrinks *slightly* in wash.)
Jeans: Zappos (exact, similar cheaper)
Shoes: c/o Naturalizer (exact)
Bag: Nordstrom (exact, similar)

Huge thanks to Naturalizer for their collaboration on this post!
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    Pia Hocevar Mucic
    October 7, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    cool guidelines!
    Fash ‘n’ fudge
    Fash ‘n’ fudge

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    October 7, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Oh I’m going to have to keep those guidelines in mind for more interesting outfits! I like this one that you’re wearing 🙂 I’ve noticed how adding a statement necklace to an outfit really makes a difference – will need to remember the other things to consider! 🙂

    Hope you’re having a fantastic week 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    October 7, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    I love adding color in shoes to an outfit to really spice things up. I may have to look into this brand for pumps as I bought my first Naturalizer in a wedge sandal this summer.

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    October 7, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Those are some great tips! And yeah you can do a lot with less expensive clothing. Shoes are adorable 🙂

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    Amber Rathvon
    October 8, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Great tips, Audrey! I like to add colorful shoes for interest – these burgundy ones look super comfy and perfect for fall. =)


    I hope you are having a great week so far!


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    Paige Brown
    October 12, 2016 at 4:08 am

    Love the way you styled both looks Audrey, great outfits!

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