Columns of colour are quite popular with our Outfit Bloggers at the moment, so today I’m sharing four examples of Angie’s Outfit Formula. Should you be in the mood to sport this look too, here are two dressy and two casual outfits for your inspiration. 


Janie masterfully mixes pattern and texture in this dressy trouser look. She’s created a column of black with a cosy black turtleneck and eye-catching, texture-rich quilted pants. The cropped trousers reveal refined, pointy-toe stiletto boots that continue the long lean line of black right down to the footwear. The boots also bookend our blogger’s sharp hairdo. Janie adds colour and tons of visual interest with a one-of-a-kind paisley print kimono coat. The black piping ties the entire look together nicely. A textured bag with gold hardware, gold earrings and bangle, and dark raspberry lippy are the polished finishing touches.


Samantha uses dark wash jeans and an ink blouse to create a column of dark blue. Tucking the top into the on-trend, full-length wide leg jeans lengthens the leg line from the hips upward. The subtle vertical striped self-pattern on the blouse also draws the eye up and down, while the cheerful floral embroidery lightens up the dark blue. The thin pale gold belt picks up the gold in the embroidery. White sneakers add polished crispness and bookend our blogger’s blonde hair. A large paisley print tote doesn’t match the floral pattern on the blouse but has a similar botanic vibe.


This is a fab example of Angie’s Utility Chic Outfit Formula. Veronica dresses up slim stretchy pants with a tailored utility jacket in a matching shade of tan. The tie belt accentuates the waistline and adds structure. She’s tucked the trousers into refined tall, lace-up boots that fit snugly on the calf and ankle, and give the outfit an equestrian Ralph Lauren vibe. The neutral brown complements the palette, and is repeated in a slightly lighter structured satchel that amps up the dressy factor. So does the cream coat that works well with the tan and browns. A silk scarf with rose and burgundy accents, and statement wide-brim hat complete this dressy neutral look.


Velvet cargo joggers in rich burgundy are unexpected and make a playful statement. Diane has paired them with a button-down shirt in a burgundy that has a brownish tint to it to create a column of colour with a slight tonal variation. The sneakers match the shirt and provide extra visual cohesion. Combining the burgundies with mustard is genius and makes the rich colours and textures pop even more. The peacoat’s cut-away hemline adds geometric sharpness. The shoulder tabs add subtle structure, while the black buttons match Diane’s bouncy curls. Rosy lipstick and mauve nail polish are the subtle finishing touch.

Let us know in the comments what you think of these column-of-colour outfits, and do share if you’ve been in the mood to sport this outfit formula.