Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Too close?

Too close?

I've seen so many other bloggers mix camel and black (or grey), and I really like camel/caramel, but is this sweater too close to my skin tone to work?  Style Nation, your advice is sought after.  I originally thrifted this sweater to wear over collared shirts at school (in place of the black and dark brown cardigans I typically wear) but I am feeling all blended in wearing it with a collar-less shirt.  My mom wears camel shirts often, but she uses her colorful scarf collection more frequently than I.
I am a few days behind on the project, so I'm back to work.  Hope every one has a happy Tuesday.

Sweater: Loft (thrifted)
Dress: Land's End, thrfited
Tights: Target
Boots: Palladium

24 comments:

  1. That's the exact reason I have a problem with a lot of pinky/peachy tones. I think a colorful scarf would definitely give it a little somethin' somethin', or you could wear a white or ivory tee under there to give a little more contrast, or just open it up a bit and let the black show more.

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  2. I think you can still wear the sweater even if it does match your skin tone, but maybe break it up a little more so it's not right next to your face. A colorful scarf was exactly what I was going to suggest! Or maybe a more colorful top underneath the sweater? So, pretty much everything Cynthia said.

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  3. I have a tan sweater I never wear without a collared shirt under it for this exact reason! I think it looks fine on you but I know how I am about my tan sweater, so just go with whatever makes you feel good!

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  4. Yep, I think you can still wear this. A scarf or a button up would be a nice touch but this isn't bad by any means.

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  5. I think he sweater looks nice on you, but I tend to feel the same way about peach colors. the sweater would look good with a scarf too.

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  6. I think you can certainly wear it. I think putting on a bright scarf of letting a little more of the darker colour shine through would work very well. I have to do the same if I wear a peachy/camel colour!

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  7. Nope! My skin is more olive than yours, but I just bought a beige/gold/camel sweater from LOFT and against other colors--esp black/gray and jewel tones--it looks nice against my skin. Yours too!

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  8. I like this cardi on you, Rad! What about a chunky choker type of necklace (in a bright red?) to break up the collar?

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  9. They all took my suggestions. I don't love it on its own; you're right, it needs a little something to brighten the look.

    Also, I hear you on the whole mixing out the black and brown cardigans. I've been trying to do the same over the last few months.

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  10. I guess I'll just echo everyone else, as a neutral downplaying some brighter colors, this could definitely work.

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  11. The ever-efficient Style Nation has taken all my suggestions! I see you what mean about the color -- I don't think it looks awful but just a little blah. I find that sometimes neutrals that I haven't always thought were neutrals (camel, grey, navy) are difficult to style for me. For instance, I was wearing my grey dress pants today and I can't for the life of me style them without black up top. I know they're a neutral and that I could be more adventurous but I can bring myself to switch it up with these pants.

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  12. I'm just repeating what everyone else already said: this doesn't look bad, and you can definitely wear that color, but a little zap of something bright would work well. Scarf, necklace, top underneath...

    Count me into the Limited Neutrals club. I still feel like brown is a color even though I know it's neutral.

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  13. Rad, the sweater is cool. You can wear it with anything, navy, leopard, red, white, etc... Do not convince yourself that it doesn't look good on you because it does. And I agree with all the others.

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  14. It looks wonderful! I would never have thought about the problem you see with the color. Thumbs up.

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  15. @WWWYG: Many thanks for your positive thoughts! What would I do without Style Nation?
    @Cynthia: I don't wear peach either. What color scheme should the scarf be though? Orange? Green? I'm bad at matching.
    @Anne: You'll have to give me in person advice soon.
    @FL: I'll remix it soon and see what you think.
    @Miss B: We're on the same wavelength.
    @Rebecca: Who knew that peach was so problematic.
    @Allison: I'd like to see you how wear peach/camel.
    @SFE: Olive sister, unite!
    @Sheila: Chunky choker is on my thrift list!
    @A-Dubs: Yeah, it doesn't suck, but it definitely doesn't rock.
    @LyddieGal: Note to self- find brighter colors.
    @E-Jo: I also don't know what to wear with grey other than black or certain shades of blue. I always assumed that navy looked good with camel. Too bad I gave away my navy dress at a swap.
    @K.Bean: I like zap. I will use this now instead of "pop."
    @JAO: I should have ran this by you last week.
    @SU: Aw, what a sweet vote of confidence. Leopard may also be on my "too thrift" list- like a leopard scarf.
    @Terri: Thanks. I am probably more sensitive about this after seeing the pictures. I consider you a color expert.

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  16. A redder orange would work, and you couldn't go wrong with red here. Or a teal scarf, this cardigan, and navy skirt/dress/whatever under. Or a bright white scarf, even -- I could see a long silk aviator type scarf in there.

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  17. I really like camel, which to me is a sophisticated neutral, but maybe try the sweater unbuttoned in order to create more contrast? Otherwise, I think the proportions are perfect. Good luck on your project!

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  18. I think your camel cardigan really brightens your whole outfit. It's definitely your color!

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  19. @Cynthia: I must find myself a beautiful teal scarf! There is a dude on 57th St. selling them for $5. My mission for later this week.
    @Michelle: I will definitely try unbuttoned next time.
    @Thanks, Miss Studios. I'm still skeptical looking the picture but I am probably my worst critic!

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  20. I really like camel, which to me is a sophisticated neutral, but maybe try the sweater unbuttoned in order to create more contrast? Otherwise, I think the proportions are perfect. Good luck on your project!

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  21. @WWWYG: Many thanks for your positive thoughts! What would I do without Style Nation?
    @Cynthia: I don't wear peach either. What color scheme should the scarf be though? Orange? Green? I'm bad at matching.
    @Anne: You'll have to give me in person advice soon.
    @FL: I'll remix it soon and see what you think.
    @Miss B: We're on the same wavelength.
    @Rebecca: Who knew that peach was so problematic.
    @Allison: I'd like to see you how wear peach/camel.
    @SFE: Olive sister, unite!
    @Sheila: Chunky choker is on my thrift list!
    @A-Dubs: Yeah, it doesn't suck, but it definitely doesn't rock.
    @LyddieGal: Note to self- find brighter colors.
    @E-Jo: I also don't know what to wear with grey other than black or certain shades of blue. I always assumed that navy looked good with camel. Too bad I gave away my navy dress at a swap.
    @K.Bean: I like zap. I will use this now instead of "pop."
    @JAO: I should have ran this by you last week.
    @SU: Aw, what a sweet vote of confidence. Leopard may also be on my "too thrift" list- like a leopard scarf.
    @Terri: Thanks. I am probably more sensitive about this after seeing the pictures. I consider you a color expert.

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  22. I guess I'll just echo everyone else, as a neutral downplaying some brighter colors, this could definitely work.

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