How Adding Color Can Change The Look Of An Outfit

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I love adding color to my wardrobe, but I was shocked when I did my last try-on haul with Talbots. I wanted to do a try-on mix-and-match post showing a lot of different tops with one pair of white shorts. But, as I walked into the dressing room, a pair of pink pants caught my eye.

Unless I mention otherwise, everything fits in the size I’ve ordered. Each photo has the links underneath, including the size I’m wearing. For sizing reference, I’m 5’6″ tall, weigh between 150-155, and usually wear a size 8 in bottoms and between a medium and a large in tops.

This Cotton Button Front Shirt – Fanciful Paisley was the first item I saw when I walked into Talbots. Talbots is great at creating eye-catching prints, and I love the color combination of this shirt. A button front shirt is so versatile; check out this post on Six Ways To Style A White Button Up Shirt for more inspiration.

A medium fit me perfectly, and you can see the length of the shirt in this photo.

Here is a close-up photo so you can see the print better. This is a lightweight top, but I can’t see my white shorts underneath, so it isn’t see-through.

I love the Girlfriend Denim Shorts, and I think many of you will love the 9″ length. You can unroll the cuff to make the length 11 1/2″ if you want a longer length. These are also available in plus and petite sizes, so there is something for everyone.

Can you believe the difference in the outfit’s look once I added the Aurora Pink Perfect Crops? I was shocked when I looked back through my photos at the difference.

I’m wearing my usual size 8 in the crop pants, and I think they fit nicely. I read some reviews where they thought they fit and looked baggy, but the relaxed fit is in, so maybe that is the issue.

Gingham is always a fun spring and summer print, and I have several different gingham shirts. I love the diagonal pattern down the placket, and that detail and the slimming seams make the shirt stand out.

This top will look great by itself or under a sweater, cardigan, or jacket.

Black and pink are a great color combination, and I love how the pink crops change the vibe of this outfit.

Here is the look from the side so you can see the length of the top. Usually, I wear a size 10 in tops, but the store didn’t have a 10 in stock, so I tried a size 8 instead. I was pleasantly shocked that the top fit well and didn’t pull at the buttons.

As you can see from the photo, this is a very thin shirt. You can’t see my bra because I always wear nude undergarments, but you can plainly see the white shorts.

Since the top is so thin, I would probably use it as a layering top. Those who live in the hottest areas might find the thinness of the top a plus instead of a negative.

Here is an example of how I would wear the Non-Iron Sleeveless Perfect Shirt. This is a classic and preppy-looking outfit, and since the shirt is thin, it wouldn’t add a lot of extra warmth.

Ignore the dirty mirror and, instead, look at the gorgeous cable knit design of the sweater. I love this vest’s pink and white trim, and I think it looks great paired with the white button-front shirt. The fit is a tiny bit large, so if you want a tighter fit, you will need to size down from your regular size.

I like the relaxed fit of the vest and would probably stick to my normal size. I’m styling the vest without the collared shirt underneath to give you an idea of how it looks like that.

This sweater vest is such good quality, and even though it is heavier, I don’t think it would be too hot in the summer for many areas.

This Stained Glass Medallion Band Collar Popover is pretty, but it is beautiful when you see it up close. The top is lightweight and thin but not see-through so it will be great for summer.

I picked this top for the color, the print, and also because it has long sleeves. Many of you have commented that you don’t like showing your upper arms, and this top fixes that issue without burning you up.

The top has a nice curved hem, making walking and sitting easier when wearing it.

You can see the outline of my pink pants, but only barely. I thought the pink details on the top looked great with the Aurora Pink Perfect Crops.

This Smocked Cuff Blouse is dressier than the other tops. I loved how it fit and felt; the print is bold and gorgeous.

Here you can see the smocking detail at the cuffs. This top will also look great with dark denim jeans and would be perfect for a casual Friday at work look.

Do you think the pink crops give the blouse a casual vibe? I’m on the fence about the blouse and crops being worn together. The colors match great, but the blouse seems too dressy for the cotton twill crops. What do you think; would you wear it?

I tried to get a better photo of the blouse, especially the neckline. However, taking a photo with the phone makes capturing the details difficult, so you might have to reference the website for those details.

Now I’m interested in your thoughts. Which outfit(s) was your favorite(s)? Do you prefer the white shorts or pink crops?

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