Alanna's style comfort zone is a neutral palette, which flatters her beautiful green-hazel eyes, blonde hair and skin tone. She was looking to spice things up a bit and was willing to try everything I put in the cart. Since I know her, I had a pretty good idea that adding some colour and pattern to her neutral wardrobe would be a great way to infuse fresh style. Alanna had a time deadline so though we could not hit every section of the store, we browsed through sweaters, pants, skirts, long sleeve tops, scarves and accessories and were able to find a good selection of pieces to try, resulting in complete outfits as well as mix NOT match options for her current wardrobe. In total, she got:
- 2 necklaces, 3 bracelets, 3 pairs of earrings, 1 ring
- 2 scarves
- 3 tops
- 2 cardis
- 1 blazer
- 1 pair of pants
Earthy but still some interesting colours and shapes to add polish to her outfits.
Orange/neutral floral and caramel polka dot can be mixed with everything else!
The grey/brown short sleeve GAP sweatshirt (right on trend!) can be dressed up or down, the navy print is an interesting neutral, and the orange print is colourful without being as bold as red or pink, and it can be worn in many ways.
Belted knit and colourful silk with asymmetrical ribbing.
The pants! And that incredible blazer!
The blazer is a burnt orange and is a soft knit - easy to wear as an outer layer on warm fall days or as an indoor layer in the coming winter months.
- a neutral palette is more interesting when you vary the tone and texture. Lace, knits, even "exposed" seams like in the sweatshirt add subtle interest.
- keep in mind the "rule of 3" - including 3 layers or 3 elements to your upper body makes for a complete look. Using scarves or accessories for your third element is an easy choice!
- colour and patterns put the fun into your outfits!
- just give it a try - you might be surprised!