Color Pairing: Teal and Cerulean
When I was deciding on what type of blazer or cardigan to pair with a blue dress from J.Crew, I went with something a little bolder than a neutral color: my sequin-embellished cardigan from the GAP that I've kept for years.
I've already had women at the station say that the pairing reminds them of the beach, and it's true: nature's own perfect color pairings can be the best inspiration for putting colors together in an outfit. If an underwater photo of the ocean is enviable, why not steal from nature a bit and make a splash with a bold, colorful outfit?
All it takes is the pairing of teal and cerulean, a fancy but wonderful word for a striking, royal ocean blue. Add in some simple, nude shoes (sand, anyone?) and you'll be an ocean right in the middle of the Midwest.