Blue and Orange, 3 Ways

'Shifty Dots'
For this first look, we are playing with loose fits.  Wearing a shift dress, and an unstructured blazer looks like a match made in heaven, but just to make sure you don't waste your waist, add a belt.  Now if you happen to pass by a dress like this that does the hard work for you, do not go home without it!  That's an order from your Fashion Captain Viktoria. This dress is mainly orange with barely noticeable blue dot accents so it allows for the rest of your outfit to have big blue components.  If you like the dress, you can probably find one strikingly similar at JCPenney. Mine was part of the Joe Fresh for Penneys collection, but sold out immediately after I bought it.  To add some pizzazz I added a ceramic beads necklace, and silver hoop earrings with cute little knot detail.  Finish off your look with some blue peep toe shoes, and you're all set.  

Dress: JCPenney
Blazer: Forever21
Shoes: Steve Madden (super old)
Necklace: Clothes Mentor (a second hand store)
Earrings: Target
Belt: Old Navy

'Relaxed Bohemian'
For this look, I forgot my necklace.  No seriously, I forgot the MAIN orange element but was too lazy to re-shoot the whole look by the time I noticed.  You can easily imagine what it would have looked like, it was the necklace I wore in my 'Warm Tones' article, here.  Either way, if you want to re-create a look like this, you can.  All you need is your favorite pair of light wash distressed skinny jeans, and a loose tunic/blouse that has any sort of blue accents on it. Mine has a gorgeous scarf print on it, that I previously wore in my 'Contemporary Suit' article, here. Since we are going for a relaxed vibe, leave your shirt untucked half-way and tuck in a little piece over the pocket, it's what I like to call "sloppy chic".  If you have an orange belt, or even a long scarf, loop it through your jeans for another little peak of unexpected orange. You can stack your wrist with as many different assorted bracelets as you want for this look because it fits the Boho vibe to have tons of prints and colors.  I finished off the look with some snake print orange pumps.  VikTip* Stacking bracelets of a similar material will look cohesive pretty much every time, without a lot of fuss.  Example: Stacking metal enamel cuffs, or all beaded and hemp bracelets will look good no matter if each is a different color or design.

Jeans: JCPenney
Tunic: Macy's Clearance
Belt: Ebay
Shoes: Macy's
Fedora: Target
Earrings: Old Navy
Arm Party (wrist up, 2nd photo):  Aria, Aria, Forever21, Target Clearance

'Business Appropriate'
If you are lucky enough to work in a career where you have to dress business appropriate but you have a little le-way with color and patterns  (a.k.a business casual), you can easily get away with this look for work.  All you have to do to recreate this very simple look is take any blue wrap dress, and an orange blazer.  Instead of matching the accessories, you can split them.  Have your jewelry be the orange, and your shoes be the blue, or vice-versa.  I went with a low heel, closed toe pump to stay office appropriate.  Then added a chunky gold watch then add a smaller, dainty orange bracelet right on top, on the same wrist to finish off your look.  VikTip* For the perfect blend of menswear inspired elements with your femenine outfit, pair one of your favorite dainty braclets with a watch from the man in your life, whether that is your boyfriend/husband, guy friend, or even your dad!

Dress: Joe Fresh for JCPenney
Blazer: MNG for JCPenney
Watch: Charming Charlies
Bracelet: Sears
Rings: Forever21.....$1.80
Pumps: Macy's Clearance Room
Earrings: JCPenney
Necklace: Ebay

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