If only working color into your outfit was as easy as painting by numbers. Since a dress by color manual doesn’t actually exist—that we know of, anyway—we’ve found that celebrity influencers are often an excellent reference point for color palette conundrums.
A Guide To Wearing Color With Jaime King
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Take, for example, the recent look Jaime King put together. Spotted running errands in Beverly Hills two months ago, the actress caught our eye in Juicy Couture’s Polka Dot Silk Blouse ($145) in Seaside/Angel paired with a Rodarte for Opening Ceremony leather skirt, Prada Sunglasses ($290), Henri Bendel’s Saddlery Ostrich Crossbody Bag ($240) in Yellow, and Vince Camuto flats. The outfit works on two levels: the combination of cobalt blue, lemon yellow, and burgundy is striking, but not overwhelming, and the casual bag and shoes keep the skirt from feeling fussy. Keep reading to learn more about the success of her ensemble and shop similar essentials.
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Bag: Go bold with a bright bag. A color like yellow pops against the blue top and burgundy skirt, making it the focal point of the look.
On Jaime: Henri Bendel Saddlery Ostrich Crossbody Bag ($240) in Yellow
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Top: Introduce some playful femininity with a blue polka-dot blouse. The key is to tuck the button-up into your skirt to create a flattering shape.
On Jaime: Juicy Couture Polka Dot Silk Blouse ($145) in Seaside/Angel
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Sunglasses: Add a retro touch with cat-eye sunglasses. Instead of basic black, choose a pair with tortoise or printed frames for an of-the-moment feel.
On Jaime: Prada Sunglasses ($290)
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Skirt: Treat a burgundy leather skirt as the outfit’s neutral piece. A to-the-knee length keeps the entire look feeling polished.
On Jaime: Rodarte for Opening Ceremony
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Shoes: Finish on a sweet note with a pointed-toe flat. The prim shoe dresses down the skirt for an unfussy result.
On Jaime: Vince Camuto flats