Jewel-Toned Colorblocking

Photos by Molly of A Piece of Toast

Top: ASOS, old; Skirt: Express, old (Similar); Shoes: Steve Madden, old (This year’s version of the same shoe here); Belt: Gap; Clutch: JewelMint; Earrings: Gorjana; Disc Ring: Gorjana; Bangles: Kendra Scott; Sunglasses: Burberry

Colorblocking is a trend that has been around a while now…and while some of us dive right into this colorful sea, I know others of you are still a little timid when it comes to pairing 2 bold colors. Β So how do you break up the palette and avoid looking like a Crayola box?

The Answer: Leopard (Note: Leopard is always the right answer.)

I chose to mix teal and purple, which are 2 of my favorite jewel-tones during this time of year…but when I put it on…something was missing….I still needed to harness the look with a neutral. “But Courtney, are you saying leopard is a neutral?! Seriously?!”

Yes, my darlings, leopard is indeed considered a neutral, and in this case, it anchored the whole look. Leopard was the matchmaker…Leopard brought everything together.

See? I told you…Leopard is always the right answer.


  • Penny Pincher Fashion

    This is so pretty – I have a very similar sheer purple bow blouse from F21 and never would have thought to wear it with a bright skirt…definitely going to give this a try! πŸ™‚

  • Melanie

    Love this!!! & Yes, LEOPARD goes with EVERYTHING!! πŸ˜‰


  • Huong

    I love everything about this look, Courtney! I thought about you the other day when I put my outfit together. I was like, “Hmmm, what would complete this outfit? Oh! My leopard belt! Ha, I’m so channeling Courtney right now, haha!” πŸ˜‰

  • Courtney

    What color polish are you wearing?

  • Katie

    Those glasses are amazing. End of story.

  • Kelly

    I love all of the leopard details, so pretty!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  • rebekah

    Love your hair! And I have those sunnies! Rebekah

  • Tiffany Elam

    Leopard is always the answer!


  • Chelsea

    I agree leopard is always the correct answer! HAHA I love the bold look, it is so eye catching, and you look stunning as always!


  • Dia

    You definitely have a cute style!

    Kisses, Dia.

  • Christine

    You’re right-leopard does go with everything! Love this!

  • Alyssa

    So glad to see I’m not the only one who considers leopard to be a neutral!



  • Allison

    You are SO gorgeous it’s not even fair. I love this outfit.

  • Sarah

    What color nail polish are you wearing? Is it possible to start putting the nail polish brand and color with the list of items you are wearing? I’m always looking for new nail polish colors- it would be nice to know the brand and shade vs. trial and error on my part. πŸ™‚ Just a thought…

  • Melanie

    Love to see the hair pulled back! Lovee love the look!

  • Rebeccah

    OMG love LOVE your turquoise skirt..super major, I’m obsessed with Express and don’t remember this awesome gem! Seeing your outfit makes me want to get some leopard in my wardrobe ASAP!!

    Love your blog, new follower and double love that your a Texan girl as well ; )


  • Kalie Walters

    Name of the nail polish?! LOVE.

  • Ashley

    LOVE everything about this look… Simply Fab!

  • Kaitlin

    Love the color combination! xoxo

  • Katie

    This is maj! Love! End of story!

  • HowToBeInNYC

    The whole outfit is great and i LOVE your hair!