Putting My Mint Where My Mouth Is

Office Appropriate Outfits - Summer




Cardigan – Van Heusen (similar) | Shirt – Gap (similar) | Pants – Gap (similar) | Necklace – J. Crew via Poshmark (similar) | Shoes – 6pm.com (similar)


Back in May we had a You Pick Wednesday post about different ways to pair the color red. Everyone’s favorites? Red with lavender and red with mint! Well, considering I’d never worn red with mint before I decided to give it a try for this week’s Trend Spin Link-Up of color-blocking.

Color-blocking is really just fancy way of describing complementary or analogous colors worn next to one another. This article from Corporate Fashionista does a good job of describing the different ways you can incorporate color-blocking into your wardrobe. It’s definitely not for everyone and it’s something I definitely don’t do very often. Of course, that might be because I actually don’t own a lot of colorful shirts so I tend to wear one bright piece and then the rest neutrals.

What do you think? Color-blocking yay or nay?

16 replies on “Putting My Mint Where My Mouth Is

  1. Chelsey Patti

    At first I didn’t want to do color blocking, but once I started looking in my closet there were more choices than I thought! Great pairing with these colors, you look pretty and coastal.

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      I don’t have a lot of solid colored tops so I had to think about what to do for a bit. But it was a great excuse to finally pair these red pants with something other than black!

  2. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions

    My first thought when I saw this was, “So many colors!” I think color blocking works well when you don’t go too overboard with color, which I think you accomplished here with a white shirt. Otherwise I think it gets too color-crowded, if that makes any sense!

  3. Suburban Style Challenge

    Yea, I totally adore this combo! I’ve gotta go thru my closet, see if I can pair the 2 together somehow. I know I have some red, and some mint… but I’m not sure if the pieces I have will work together. Also, I LOVE your hair this length!!

  4. Emily

    This outfit is fabulous!!! So unique and summery. I love how you used the neutrals to accessorize the color, as opposed to the other way around. Those crop pants fit you PERFECTLY, too. And your hair looks awesome!!!!

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      I go back and forth on these pants. Sometimes they fit great other times I feel like a sausage that’s too big for its casing. I’m glad they look good in this outfit, though!

  5. Anne

    I love these colors together! I’m kind of glad that color blocking has become so prominent lately, it really challenges us to think outside the box on pairing things together. And it’s so much cuter than just wearing a bright color with black or gray.

  6. Brynn

    Ooh, I like this! I just got my first mint colored item (a peplum top!) and I’ve been brainstorming ways to wear it other than with a black skirt or jeans. I have a red pencil skirt that it would look cute with – I’ll need to remember that! 🙂


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