WIW: Orange top, Burgundy bottom: The Wassail Bowl festive outfit

I don't have orange pants, so reversed Angie's ensemble to try to create a casually festive outfit that I call wassail bowl, hot punch of burgundy wine (pants and other bits of deep wine color), blood oranges with juice (sweater and bag), a bit of whiskey (belt and boots) and studded with some cloves (brown of bag trim).
Does this work? Comments and suggestions are welcomed.

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  • karen13 replied 10 months ago

    Love this!!! I continue to be amazed at how well these color combos work, but particularly as you interpret them. This works on every level - color, silhouette, texture, style. I love your WIWs and they inspire me. Of course as a strawberry blond I have avoided warm reds and oranges like the plague! But you are making me want to go out and buy some orange.

  • Jenni NZ replied 10 months ago

    Another stunning Joy outfit. You make me want some mulled wine x

  • Joy replied 10 months ago

    Thank you, Karen and Jenni. This was fun to put together from my closet inspired by Angie's ensemble and the season

  • Angie replied 10 months ago

    SMASHING tonal reds, Ruth. You always look fab. 

  • Cardiff girl replied 10 months ago

    Well I ‘mulled’ this over and decided that you looked decidedly festive and fruity!I love the way that you ve put this outfit together ,the colours look gorgeous on you.

  • Sterling replied 10 months ago

    You do look fab!!!!!!

  • columbine replied 10 months ago

    You look fab!

  • Firecracker replied 10 months ago

    Gorgeous! Yes, it's a scrumptious combination of colors and a great outfit. Plus, the wassail bowl description is perfect.

  • Joy replied 10 months ago

    Thank you so much, Angie.
    LOL, Cardiff Girl. You should have first prize for your "mulled" reply.
    Thank you, Sterling columbine, and Firecracker. I intended to call the outfit "Gluehwine" after a German mulled wine an aunt used to make, but could not figure out how to spell Gluehwine. In the photo, it looks black but is really a deep wine red. Like wassail, it would be served to carolers with cake or cookies.

  • Sveta replied 10 months ago

    I have learned a new word today - never heard "wassail" before...:-)
    Joy, you do look festive and colors work together beautifully. It is especially a nice outfit to wear on  cold winter day: all these wonderful warm colors will keep you toasty.

  • SarahD8 replied 10 months ago

    You look fantastic. I love the combination of colors and am charmed by the "wassail bowl" name.

  • Joy replied 10 months ago

    I am warmed just thinking of a warm cup of wassail. Thank you.

  • Brooklyn replied 10 months ago


  • Debbie replied 10 months ago

    Absolutely stunning! I love it.

  • Emily K replied 10 months ago

    Haha--Wassail Bowl!  I love it!  I think all these rich colors play nicely together.  It's a really pretty take on a holiday color scheme.

  • Joy replied 10 months ago

    Thank you, Brooklyn, Debbie and Emily. The vote of confidence for this outfit means a lot coming from such stylish women. The credit goes to Angie for the idea of orange in the mix.

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