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Color Formula: Modern Twin Sets for Summer/Fall - Part 2

Today I am continuing from Wednesday's first post on the modern twin set to show OOTD featuring 3 accent colors that are popular for me in the summer and early fall seasons.


Green-Teal


I was very excited to discover that my green-teal tank from CJ Banks ("Galapagos Green") and light green-teal open weave cardigan from Coldwater Creek ("Coastal Teal"), both bought online in July 2020, made a wonderfully matched twin set! The fact that the cardigan is ever so lighter than the tank but the same hue, and is a distinctly different texture, makes for a very pleasing combination. Since I usually wear a topper layer over a typical t-shirt knit tank, and always do for work, it's really great when I have a matching layering piece for easy decision-making.


This first outfit is my most recent OOTD featuring the green-teal twin set, and it's the last one of the summer. This white-based print knit pencil skirt has been slightly harder to style than I had expected because it is so light, but I really liked how this look turned out! The green-teal twin set has enough color not to wash me out while not being so saturated or dark that it totally overwhelms the light-colored skirt. It's a tricky balance! I also think the chunky bead necklace is just the right colors and lightness to stand out well against the teal-green and match the skirt. And these pale grey shoes are a favorite of mine as a "nude to me" alternative to light beige.

Floral skirt + navy vest + red top & shoes - Plus size summer outfit idea for women over 40
OOTD 8/17/22

I enjoyed the opportunity to wear this DIY bracelet set that I made to wear with my blush rabbit sweater. (This is one of my earliest paper bead efforts, when I wasn't as diligent about taking my process photos.) The range of pinks and aloe/mint/green colors blended well with my other pieces. The set includes tube paper beads from a floral image in a magazine, aloe-mint stone beads, green and wine agate beads, bicone paper beads from a magazine, and dusky pink quartz beads.

Floral skirt + green cardigan + red top & shoes - Plus size summer outfit idea for women over 40

Here's a close-up view of the necklace, which is a really fun piece that I bought on sale for $6 from Loft Outlet in May 2020.

Floral skirt + red top & shoes - Plus size summer outfit idea for women over 40

Here are three other OOTD featuring the green-teal twin set. I like to wear it with print bottoms, but I think it would look great with a neutral or accent color bottom for a colorblock look too.

Teal-Green Twin Set + Floral Skirt
Teal-Green Twin Set + Striped Skirt
Teal-Green Twin Set + Plaid Pants

Sandstone Coral


This "Sandstone Coral" accent color from the CJ Banks spring/summer 2020 collection is a really nice one...and over a few months, I purchased a number of items to mix and match. OK, I counted and it's nine pieces: denim skirt, heathered pants, crop pants; 3/4 sleeve shirt, long-sleeved T, short-sleeved striped T, tank; 3/4 sleeve cardigan, knit jacket. I also have a few print pieces from CJ Banks that include sandstone coral for additional options. From late spring through mid fall, I've got a lot of different ways I can wear this color!


I have gotten lucky with a couple thrifted scarves (shown below) that are a great match to this color. And of course I have made some DIY beaded necklaces and bracelets to coordinate (including the DIY seed bead bracelets and tassel necklace below, and the DIY paper bead bracelet set in Outfit #2 in this recent page-to-bead post). Here are four OOTD covering a range of temperatures.

Black capris + striped jacket + bright pink top & shoes - Plus size summer outfit idea for women over 40
Sandstone Coral Striped T & Cardigan + Dusky Sandstone Pants
Floral skirt + black cardigan + bright pink top & shoes - Plus size summer outfit idea for women over 40
Sandstone Coral Tank & Cardigan + Floral Skirt
Floral skirt + striped scarf + bright pink top & shoes - Plus size summer outfit idea for women over 40
Sandstone Coral Tank & Button Up Shirt + Citrus Crops
Floral skirt + striped scarf + bright pink top & shoes - Plus size summer outfit idea for women over 40
Sandstone Coral Long-Sleeved T & Knit Jacket + Dark Wash Denim

Light Yellow


The same summer I bought the sandstone coral pieces from CJ Banks, I also bought a trio of items in light yellow ("Chamois Dust"): a tank, 3/4 sleeve cardigan, and ankle pants. (I really stocked up during the early pandemic sales, which explains why I'm in a non-shopping mode with clothes this year!) This yellow also appears in some of the print pieces that have sandstone coral so the mix and match options are even greater. Yellow can be a hard color for me to wear when it's too bright or intense, but this light buttery yellow is a nice one, and I've really enjoyed having it as a summer accent color.

Dark wash denim jeans + striped jacket + pink top & shoes - Plus size summer outfit idea for women over 40
Light Yellow Twin Set + Citrus Crops
Aloe vera crops + floral shirt jacket + pink top & shoes - Plus size summer outfit idea for women over 40
Light Yellow Twin Set + Dark Grey Crops

It's been interesting to me to see in this series so far that a few bottom pieces have appeared more than once:

Navy/coral/green pleated floral skirt - 3

Navy citrus crops - 2

Coral pants - 2

Light pink pants - 2


On Monday, I will finish this series with my remaining accent color modern twin sets.


Do you ever purchase multiple pieces in a particular color from a retailer's collection to have mix and match options? Have you ever gotten really lucky that two pieces turned out to match wonderfully though they had different sources?


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