Not shocking that I have paired this sweater with another one of my storied favorites: white and blue.
Hello picnic appropriate attire? I think yes. Put me on a blanket, give me a hot balmy day and I’ll raise you a picnic basket. That sounds like an ideal afternoon to me, mixed with this skirt, a yellow sweater and a great book: you’ve got yourself a dreamy summer cocktail.
Okay, enough with the imagery, let’s break it down.
I know the last time I was sporting this little number I mentioned a layered option, and here I am delivering. The pattern of the sweater paired with the pattern of the dress may seem too much, but it’s not. The stripes are barely there and make for a great juxtaposition to the embroidery the sweater is sporting. It also gives the look a playful attitude since the patterns are light and plentiful. In my opinion, anything yellow with some variation of pattern or texture instantly makes an outfit fun in the best way possible.
I was playing in my friend’s closet just the other day and found a gorgeous white and yellow striped tee-shirt lurking in her closet. If I could pair that with every one of her clothing items, I would have. However, I paired it with a simple blue A-line skirt complete with a paper bag waist and button detailing down the front. That shirt with that skirt was a farmer’s market outfit match-made in heaven. And the thing that pulled it altogether was the yellow striped number. I mean, a pale blue paper bag A-line skirt will bring a smile to anyone’s face, but a little something yellow makes that smile stay all day.
So, it was serendipitous when I finally found something yellow of my own that I could wear every day of the week without worry or overthinking it. I mean, it’s not so bright a yellow that is so fluorescent you need a pair of sunnies, it’s a nice pale number that almost acts as a neutral. It’s kind of like a graduated neutral. A little more effort needs to go in when puling another item of color, but it can still all work together with a flick of the right hanger.
The spectrum can run the gamut of pink linen trousers to a simple pair of denim, just add inspiration.