Lisa Leonard Designs

WIWW {how to wear color}

February 1st | what i wore wednesday

Hello friends! It’s Wednesday and I’m linking up with Lindsey at the Pleated Poppy for some fashion inspiration.
This week I’m sharing some ideas about how to wear color.
Outfit #1, Jeans, the Limited via TJ Maxx. Sweater, Anthropolgie. Large beaded necklace, souvenir from England last summer. Sun droplet necklace, my shop.Shoes, Target a couple years ago.This outfit was easy and fun. I love red and yellow together. Don’t you?Outfit #2. These pants are seriously so comfortable I could wear them every day. Skinny cords, Anthropologie. Birdie blouse, Target. Sweater, Target.Gray wedges, Target.And one of my fave necklaces, the Family Tree.Outfit #3. Orange! I didn’t know I could love orange so much. Flowy top, H&M. Jeans, Anthropolgie. Cream cardi, Urban Outfitters. Turquoise cuff, thrifted.I love that cuff–and I got so many compliments on it. Orange and turquoise turned out to be a perfect combo. Brand new ‘My Dear’ necklace can be found here in my shop.And these boots? Yep, love them. Lotta from Stockholm.

A couple tips for wearing color…

1. Have fun. Color adds spice to life.
2. Ground your outfit with a more serious color. Dark jeans or a gray sweater can keep the outfit from getting too crazy.
3. Mix two bright colors that compliment each other well. The yellow sweater was even more fun with a chunky red necklace. And I love pairing orange with turquoise.
4. Ultimately wear what you like. Isn’t that what fashion is all about?

What is your favorite vibrant color to wear?

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24 Responses

  1. jennifer Camplin says:

    Lovely colors on you!!

    I start to like other color than only orange ha..
    blue (not navy blue)

    Seen colors in JCP catalog made me wanna forget winter clothes! ha ha

  2. Amanda says:

    I love these outfits! I have a yellow sweater and red heels similar to what you’re wearing in the first photo. I never would have thought to pair them, but I will now! Thank you!

    I’ve been wanting to wear coloured jeans but haven’t been brave enough yet.

    Finally, I adore that turquoise cuff!

    Thank you for the inspiration!

  3. LOVD says:

    Loving the color. The green jeans are bold – good for you!!! Those red shoes from Target are a couple of years old? Man, you treat your shoes really well!!! BTW, loving the new line – you and your team should be very proud! Good luck!

    So uber excited about my own What I Made Wednesday – first time I ever played the role of guest blogger. It’s an eco-friendly project and super cute and easy. If you can tie a knot, you can do this project. Hope you can visit and follow the link to where I guest blogged.

  4. melody says:

    swooning here over all the colorful shoes! gahhh! Also the pairings of colors were great today!

  5. Katie says:

    I love these outfits! Each of the colourful pieces are unbelievable – so chic and fun! Those green pants are killer, congrats on pulling them off.

  6. So cute! I especially love the green cords outfit.

  7. Megan Lane says:

    LOVE those green cords!! and the green & blue combo is fab.

  8. Yay! Colour, colour, colour :-)

  9. Paige says:

    I love combining colors. And you do it so well! I love red, yellow, kelly green and turquoise.

  10. Sue says:

    Love, love, love the orange with the turquoise cuff! Super duper cute.

  11. Philippa says:

    I really love you in orange Lisa, it makes you absolutely GLOW! Gorgeous..

    My favourite vibrant colour has always been red, lately I’ve also been drawn to rich magenta and lime green (not necessarily together! LOLOL although they would look fabulous!) Hugs

  12. Sarah-Anne says:

    That blue & green combine is amazing!!

  13. Kelli says:

    I love wearing a bright green!

    I think that Vanessa Williams’ character was wearing your boots on “Desperate Housewives” last weekend!

  14. Heather G. says:

    I love all your outfits, especially the one with the green skinny cords. SO cute!

  15. Sarah says:

    You have the best clothes ~ I love seeing what you put together!

  16. peggy says:

    Love them all as usual. I’m going to check out that birdie blouse!

  17. jessica says:

    you have some really great pieces in your wardrobe!

    one of my favorite colors to wear right now is tangerine. love paired with mint. :)

  18. Yummy skinny cords!!!

  19. Anne says:

    I like the orange and turquoise combo…unfortunately I really can’t wear orange…but I have plenty of bright colored clothes…bright prints…I laugh sometimes…not much is too bright for me…hahah…but I do live in Fl.

  20. Anna E says:

    Lisa! You look so dang darn skinny! You’re rockin’ that yellow sweater.

    Just thought I’d tell you that.


  21. melody says:

    I thought of YOU just the other day and COLOR…I was at the local goodwill and ran across those RED pumps from Target and they were in awesome condition. I hurry and snatched them up for $6.00 :) Yay, gonna channel me some Lisa Leonard real soon!!!!

  22. meg duerksen says:

    green pants?!!!
    i love them!
    you are too adorable miss llsa.
    all the time!
    so cool that you went to thailand!
    i wish we could sit over coffee and you could tell me all the details.

  23. lindsey says:

    lisa, i just love your style! i’m over here seriously resisting pinning every photo from your whole blog. i really love how you wear mustard yellow so well & those avocado green pants are to die for! you’ve inspired me to try to find some bright jeans… probably at target :)

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