Work It Wednesday: Red + green - Christmas

My co-worker and I decided we're going to do a weekly fashion challenge, which I've decided to call Work It Wednesdays. This week's challenge was to pair green and red without looking "Christmas-y."

I call this pose 'The Dainty Squid'

My approach was to use olive green instead of kelly green, and to introduce brown into the palette, which I felt like gave it kind of an outdoorsy, Girl Scout vibe instead of "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas."

I was kind of inspired by Solanah of Vixen Vintage when I put this outfit together, but I'm not sure I pulled it off completely. There are elements that I like, but it just doesn't feel comfortable to me. That being said, nothing really felt comfortable during this shoot because I had just slipped on the ice and knocked the wind out of myself. So excuse the crabby faces!

Anyway, next week's challenge is to make a summer dress winter-appropriate. Marlen of Messages on a Napkin has totally been nailing this look recently, so I'm going to experiment with a few cues from her playbook.

Tan zip-up cardigan: W*lmart
Red-and-white striped top: Vintage, Crimson and Clover
Wooden necklace: Gift
Red cincher belt: Vintage, thrifted
Olive skirt: Vintage, thrifted
Red tights: who knows?
Brown lace-up ankle boots: eBay

Check out this post for details on this week's giveaway - just a couple days left to enter!


  1. What pretty colored tights! I love how you styled this look :)

    1. Thanks! This look was definitely outside my comfort zone, but it felt good to try something new. And I don't know how I lived before I had red tights - they are the best!

  2. Thanks for sharing Emily. I like how you used brown/neutrals to tone down the Christmas colors- good idea.


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