Colors and environments can play a big part in the way I dress or piece outfits together. Naturally I tend to lean more towards neutral colors or earth tones, but it's fun to let your surroundings influence your style. A few weeks back I remember driving through one of the many beautiful areas in downtown Charleston and was blown away by some of the color palettes I saw, simply looking down the street or at the side of a bulidling. The next time I ventured back into downtown, I based my outfit that day off of colors I had seen a few days prior.
The final result was halfway decent...matching the blue trousers and blazer to the side of an old, historical building; pairing the vest, hat and olive shoes with the trunks of the trees and the ever-changing colors of the leaves; wearing a white shirt and tan watch strap to compliment the vintage Volkswagen.
By no means do I do this every time I walk out the door, but it's something worth acknowledging and worth trying.
Has anyone else done this before or do this regularly?
Below is the outfit I wore and pictures 2-5 are a few of the shots that inspired this look. Click on the icons below to get similar items.