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Color is an essential fashion factor. Wearing just the right color enhances and complements your natural features. Me? I’m a fan of bold, true colors. My skin and hair have cool blue undertones, so this royal blue flowing blouse over white leggings really is the perfect way for me to make a color statement!

Royal Blue Flowing Blouse Over White Leggings

Make A Color Statement - Royal Blue

And here I go again with the white leggings! I guess they are just my theme piece for September, although I think this is the last time you will see them for a while. But, they really do allow this gorgeous royal blue blouse to be the star of the show!

Make A Color Statement - Royal Blue

The cascading fluted sleeves provide just the right feminine touch to this blouse’s simple design. Also, the length of the blouse provides nice coverage. It’s essential to consider the length and drape of your blouse when wearing leggings. You don’t want the leggings or what’s under them to steal the spotlight!

How to wear white leggings – Pair white leggings with a longer blouse that hits below your backside. Choose a blouse that is flowing and is proportionately wider at the base. This will make your legs look thinner in comparison.

Make A Color Statement - Royal Blue

Because this blouse makes such a powerful statement on its own, I chose to pair it with just a few jewelry pieces and kept everything else at a minimal. I am wearing a few Erimish bracelets in both corresponding and contrasting colors and then a stunning Kendra Scott pendant necklace in cobalt blue. I chose to pair this outfit with Tommy Hilfiger sandals that are accented with a brushed gold color.

Make A Color Statement - Kendra Scott pendant necklace

What color do you wear when you want to make a color statement? Let me know in the comments below.

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Clothing Provided by RAOK Boutique/Photography by Karen Gillman (edited by me)

Loving It, Shellie



  1. The blue of your top is my favorite blue, I wear it a lot also. I have yet to find a pair of white leggings that doesn’t show too much of the lumpy texture of my legs. lol

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      That’s the thing about wearing white pants and leggings…they can draw attention to our bumps πŸ˜‰

  2. Fabulous blue color!


  3. That’s a great blue on you! I love the necklace, too!

  4. Jill says:

    The vibrant blue looks gorgeous on you! Love this look!

    Doused In Pink

  5. Love the cobalt blue on you! It’s one of my favorite colors too.
    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you Thursday.


  6. Jess says:

    This blue is an amazing color on you! I love the necklace too. It isfunny as in college I wore alot of black and now wear very little of it
    Thank you for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday
    jess xx

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      It is great to see how we evolve into our style. I always enjoy your feminine style choices, Jess!

  7. You are so right Shellie….royal blue is drop dead gorgeous on you. And it couldn’t be more perfect than with the white leggings. Beautiful!

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Hi Debbie, yes I like that striking contrast as well. Have a good week teaching!

  8. Melody says:

    That blue looks amazing on you!

  9. Kathleen says:

    Shellie, that top is gorgeous, color, style and you make it all come together.
    Kathleen (MidLifeBloggers)

  10. Katy Kozee says:

    I’ll confess that I’m a little afraid of color – I tend to stay in neutrals all too often, but that blue is beautiful on you and the lipstick is as well. I’m trying very hard to get out of my comfort zone – I hadn’t thought about bright lipstick but now I’m inspired to try it.

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Baby steps, baby steps…try stepping out with one new pop of color. The lipstick would be a good place to start. You will be amazed at the difference adding this little bit of color can make to your look! Thanks for stopping by.

  11. Janice Wald says:

    I have several tops that color. I am also a brunette–love it. Found you at #MidLifeLuv.
    Nice to meet you.

  12. Thank you so much for your visit and comment. I will definitely will join you and your new Link-up adventure

  13. IRENE says:

    love the bold blue color! looking stylish!

  14. Lorna Mai says:

    I have a colour business so I try to wear bold and bright colours regularly, I’m not sure which colour in particular I would wear to make a statement as such. Gorgeous cobalt top on you. Your link-up sounds fun!

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Yes,it’s also hard for me to narrow myself down to just one signature color, but I definitely have my favorites!

  15. Shauna says:

    I love a bell sleeve, and this overstated one is perfect!! You look stunning -xx



  16. Jennifer says:

    I love that top. The sleeves are so floaty and feminine! You look terrific in that blue! It just makes your eyes pop!

  17. that color looks great on you!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away

  18. Kezzie says:

    Hello there!! Lovely to meet you- I popped across from Visible Monday as you looked a vision in this blue dress! I like the white leggings and I might have to try that duo together too! I am also sporting this shade of blue but I call it TARDIS blue!!! It would be delightful if you would like to link up with my friend Maricel’s Tuesday link-up TARDIS Tuesday as we count that shade of blue as a Doctor Who colour- you can link up over at my blog (if you’d like?!) or hers but it goes live in 9 hours!!! x

    • shelliebowdoin21@gmail.com says:

      Hi Kezzie, thanks for stopping by and thanks for inviting me to your TARDIS party!

  19. Corina Ramos says:

    Love that top Shellie. Black is my signature color but I’d definitely try this one. And the Kendra Scott pendant necklace is gorgeous!

    Thanks for sharing your picks! Have a great week.


  20. Darcy says:

    This color is beautiful! Love your KS jewels, too!

    • shelliebowdoin21@gmail.com says:

      Hey Darcy…it really is a stunner isn’t it?! Yes, those Kendra Scott pendent necklaces really are lovely.

  21. Alissa Apel says:

    That color looks great on you! I love it!

    My key color would be red. I actually like red-orange the most.

    • shelliebowdoin21@gmail.com says:

      Thanks Alissa, it’s great you know one of your signature colors…especially with red we girls have to know when to snap it up because they don’t make a lot of red clothes!

  22. Carlee says:

    That blue is gorgeous on you! The shirt is perfect and I love the white leggings too. I need a new statement color I think!

  23. You really suit that vibrant royal blue and the fabric looks beautiful too. Popping by from Creative Monday

    • shelliebowdoin21@gmail.com says:

      Hi Fiona, thanks for giving me a heads up…it was in my spam filter!! It’s a beautiful color,but I am noticing that the Web doesn’t like it as much as I do…the pic is a little garbled. So glad you stopped by!