PANTONE-Inspired Spring Color Challenge: Day 2: African Violet

It's day two of the PANTONE challenge! You can read about the color challenge here and see yesterday's outfits, featuring emerald, here. Today's color is African Violet--a gorgeous spring hue. I only had a simple violet tee in my wardrobe, but I was able to make it very versatile for this spring. I hope to incorporate this color more in the future. African Violet Tee_Gray Blazer and Cropped Pants1

African Violet Tee_Gray Blazer and Cropped Pants2 African Violet tee_Jeans and Scarf1

Tee: Target Blazer: Calvin Klein (Macy's) Cropped pants: Goodwill Jeans: Old Navy Necklace: NY & Company Scarf: Pashima kiosk Wedges: T.J. Maxx Flats: Target

I am actually quite surprised with how the first look turned out because I never really paired such a plain, casual tee with my interview jacket and coordinating slacks. But with the necklace, cropped pants,  and rolled up sleeves, it is totally a relaxed professional. The jeans outfit is what I changed into after work to do some errands. I think I am in need of some sort of floral scarf! Any suggestions on where to find a cute one for a good price?

Want to join in the fun? Pick a top, bottom, accessory, or pair of shoes in the color for the day and show off your spring colors with us! We will be linking up to Heidi’s blog this Monday and Tuesday (today) and here at The Modern Austen for Wednesday-Friday.

We are so excited for this link party and encourage all of you to participate! Don’t have all of the colors? That’s okay! Just participate whenever you can. Don’t have a blog? Don’t sweat it! We’d love to see your comments of how you wore your color and you could email us your photos, too. At the end of the week, Heidi and I will pick our favorite looks from the week and feature them in a wrap-up post! 

Grab a button and join us:

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