Monday, March 8, 2021

March Stylish Monday - A Pop of Color

Spring is in the air, so the ladies and I decided to start bringing in some color to our outfits this month with the theme "A Pop of Color!"

After experiencing two weeks of freezing cold weather (that froze up our septic system), now the pendulum has swung the opposite way and we have extraordinary warm temperatures here in Wisconsin.  It's been in the 40's and 50's and we are loving it!  In the next few days it's suppose to get in the 60's! Gasp!  However, no one is getting their hopes up that spring will be here soon.  We all know we will probably get dumped on with more snow in April or May.  It happens every year!

Because it is still March, and not terribly warm yet, I decided to stick with a sweater.  I chose this color block cardigan from Amazon.  I thought, "What better sweater for a color challenge than wearing a "Color Block" sweater?"

I coordinated with the colors in the cardigan by wearing a grey tee underneath, and taupe booties.

My grey tee is also from Amazon, and I have to give it a little plug because I just love it!  The material is so soft, and it has a very long length which is always what I'm looking for in a tee because I have a long torso.

My pants and scarf actually bring in a lot more color in real life.  They are a bright navy blue, but the color didn't show up true in the photographs.

The cardigan is super long, going almost to my knee.

I brought in my "pop of color" by adding his bright coral hand bag.  I've always loved adding color to my neutral outfits with handbags and accessories.  I also chose blue statement earrings and a bright blue shiny bracelet to pull out the blue color in my outfit.

And now lets see what the other ladies in the group are wearing:


Nicole - High Latitude Style - Seven months of snow means white and black everywhere. Occasionally, a hint of yellow. The sky is either dark with white pin dots and green stripes, gray with white polka dots, pink or orange, or steel blue (my favorite). Not much color. Thus, in the cold season you have hunger for color. So even though red adds a lot of weight (not actually, but it gives the illusion of being heavy), it’s one of my weapons to fight the winter blues. 


Nina - Sharing a Journey - We rightly think a pop of color on a neutral background adds interest, drama and elevates an outfit.  Well today I’m the pop of color.  I just couldn’t resist a bright spring dress to blast us out of the doldrums!


Michele - On Instagram as Seechele_styles “My neon pink cardigan was thrifted, and are styled with Camo joggers. I  paired the outfit with a zebra print tote.” 


Andy - Pearls and Pantsuits - Like most of my Stylish Monday sisters, I LOVE color and am not ashamed to wear it, and just adding a pop of color to an otherwise neutral palette is a fun little trick to add to your repertoire if you’re not comfortable with wearing too much color. Pop on over to my blog for a peek at today’s outfit, and more style tip for adding pops of color to your wardrobe.


Ada - Elegance and Mommyhood - Green is one of my favorite bright colors, especially Kelly Green. It’s also one of the most popular Pantone Colors of 2021. I wore this cute outfit today on a 47° sunny day (it felt warmer than that) and my beautiful daughter took these photos. I decided to pair this Kelly Green Eyelet Blouse by J. Crew with these Olive Green Skinny Jeans by Old Navy. Even my net socks are green (and black). They look great under the peep-toe booties.


Nancy -  Nancy’s Fashion Style - I love lilac! But the color doesn't look good on when it is near my face. This skirt was actually a bit to tight and I sold it. But the color and the fabric, it looked a bit like tweed, were fabulous. I like to wear lilac with purple, or with pink , or like here with orange. I am on the hunt for a new, or pre loved, lilac skirt! One that fits!


Emma - The Style Splash - I adore bright colours, especially orange! Wearing bright orange always makes me feel happy, energetic and optimistic. I’m a big believer in colour therapy! 


Julie - Fashion Trends and Friends and Instagram FashionTandF - Color makes me happy, especially bold bright color!  However, today I’m sharing how you can easily add touches of color to pop an otherwise monochromatic look if color isn’t your thing!  What color would you pair with gray? Stop by my blog to see the colors I added to one outfit!   


Suzanne - Ask Suzanne Bell

Adding a pop of color, shine, sparkle, feathers, faux fur, or an unexpected print is a simple way to breathe life to any outfit. Stop by the blog for simple tips on how to work with your existing wardrobe and break out of your Pandemic style rut.


Shelbee - Shelbee on the Edge - Green is my forever favorite color and the month of March really makes me want to wear all of the green things as I impatiently await the arrival of Spring. This outfit has a few more layers to beat the Winter chill and another print to create extra interest. Won’t you stop by to see more of this outfit and how it came to be! 

And Me!

Amy - Amy’s Creative Pursuits -  What’s better to wear for a color challenge than a “Colorblock Sweater”?  I added even more pop of color with a bright bag!

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Have a Great Day! Amy

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  1. Amy,

    Your choice of a coral handbag was a great way to bring an accent of color into your otherwise neutral outfit. What a fabulous touch.


  2. Amy, I really love your coral bag! It is the perfect pop of color with the more neutral shades of your outfit. That color blocked cardigan is so pretty! I really like your photos, too!


    1. Thank you! I'm lucky to live in a very vintage small town with lots of interesting backgrounds to photograph.

  3. What a fun color for a handbag! I am loving orange more and more!

  4. Your weather sounds exactly like ours here and I am enjoying the sunshine and warmer temps. Sorry to hear your septic tank froze during the cold spell! We don't have a septic tank but had to leave a faucet dripping throughout each night, so the pipes wouldn't freeze. Glad that cold spell is over!!

    Love this spring outfit! The tangerine bag is such a great pop of color! And a perfect cardigan for this transitional season!

    1. I am so glad it's over too, and hopefully we won't get another one this year too. Thanks so much.

  5. Loving all these pops of color!! Your orange bag is such a pretty shade and I love it with the rest of your outfit.

    Miles of smiles,

  6. I love the pop of brights with the purse and what a pretty spot for pictures!

    1. Thanks! Yes, I'm fortunate to have this old shed at the end of the road to take photos in front of. I often wonder what the neighbors are thinking when they see me all dressed up taking photos in front of an old shed. ha ha!

  7. I have a very similar cardigan that I just love. Enjoy that warm weather while it lasts! We're supposed to have nice weather this week too and I cannot wait.

    1. I do enjoy this cardigan, I only wish I could get more use out of it. It will probably be dated by the time I actually get to wear it.

  8. You ladies are looking colourful! I love the cardigan and the colour blocking.:-)


  9. I just love the purse with this outfit as something that really gives it color!! And a color block sweater is perfect for the theme!!!

  10. I like a pop of colour, it really lifts the neutral palette very nicely

  11. Love love your pop of orange! Accessories are the best!

  12. It's so fun to see your bright pops of color! That bag you have is so much fun!

  13. I love the color of your bag! The perfect pop of color to brighten up your outfit1

    Jill - Doused in Pink

    1. Thank you! The bag was a gift from my daughter.

  14. So fun! Loving all these looks!

  15. Hi Amy!

    I love how you choose the coral colored purse as your pop of color against the neutrals in the rest of you look! This was a fun theme and as always a fun collaborations!

  16. This is a fun challenge. I really like orange and blue together, the coral bag really pops against the navy! :) and you know I love a bright bag as a pop of colour with an outfit!

    Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup! Hope you are having a good weekend :)

    Away From The Blue

  17. Perfect example of how one pop of color - the stunning coral bag - makes an outfit special. Thanks for sharing at #WowOnWednesday Amy


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