People generally wear brights as a fun accent to add a pop of color to their outfits. Clearly, this vibrant green slim fit pants could not be treated like an accent piece (i.e., scarf). It was a major part of this outfit and because I was wearing this to work, I tried to tone it down by pairing it with a navy blue pinstripe jacket. By the way, navy is a neutral and if you want to jazz up your own navy pieces, try pairing yours with brights like, fuchsia, purple and of course, green as I am doing here. ( For more examples also see Green Blazer and Dark Wash Denim For Monday). I also added the blazer to the outfit because I thought it made the outfit more office friendly.
I chose this minty, green argyle print knitted vest to go under the jacket because it was in the same color family as my pants. The tone on tone color of the pants and the knitted vest helped to create a softer look under the navy and also helped to tone down all of that green.
The print of the jacket and the vest also work together because the stripes aren’t very visible (Robert adjusted the contrast of the photo which makes the stripes more pronounced). From a distance the jacket looks like one solid color instead of a print and this is one of the reasons why I always choose this piece when I am experimenting with the mixing of prints. (Also see Mixed Perfectly).
I am wearing:
Blazer: navy blue, pinstripe suit jacket from Macys (old)
Vest: argyle print knitted vest from Macys (old)
Pants: green slim fit pants from Asos
Similar: Asos Pant With Jet Pocket, Green $45.45
Robert took these photos!