This year, a big theme for me seems to be wearing bold colors in ways I haven’t before.  I’ve always loved the statement-making look of red pants, but it took a while for me to find a pair that I was comfortable in.  It seems like it is going to be a bright summer, both figuratively and literally (as seen in this picture, taken in the early evening  sunlight).

Striped ponte blazer: Mossimo (Target)

Sheer button up top: Lily White (via Gwynnie Bee, purchased through their Try Then Buy program)

Red “skinny mini skimmer khakis”: Gap (available in other colors now, up to size 20 – I’d size up one size with these)

Leather ballet flats: Steve Madden (via DSW)