Happy Saturday! Ending the week on a neutral note with this all grey look. A few weeks ago I mentioned in this post that a prevailing trend for Fall would be Grey. I love my neutral tones and have always loved the simplicity of a monochromatic look, but the floral print and small black details in this customizable eShakti skirt break up the look nicely to keep it from being too boring. What I love especially about this look is that although I took it on a more glam route, it could easily take on an understated appeal with some sneakers, a baseball cap, and a thin cross-body bag. This way, it can take you from day to night and you won’t have to sacrifice comfort to look cute or stylish – talk about a win-win!
While Fall is technically in session right now (and I am not complaining about that one bit, it’s my favorite season from the scent of cinnamon all throughout the halls to the fashion!), our Minnesota weather decided to throw us for a loop and put 70 degree weather back on the table this past weekend. Thus, my closet cleaning was put on hold to go out and about and enjoy the beautiful weather. Usually when wearing a graphic tee or sweatshirt like this one, I like to add structure with light layers. In this case, I chose to wear one of my favorite boyfriend blazers cuffed at the sleeve, but sometimes, if I’m wearing a sweatshirt especially, I’ll wear it layered over a button down shirt that’s buttoned all the way to the top for a more polished look. The truth is, I think Fall is my favorite season simply because of the layers, I just love layers.
I’ve decided, in honor of Fashion Month, to dedicate this week on Extraordinary to finding the best (and affordable!) pieces for this upcoming Fall based off of this Springs FF14 Runway shows and the SS15 runways this month. One of the big prevailing trends for Fall and Spring is a modern take on the 60’s & 70’s. From the feminine shapes, to the pungent colors, to the high necks mixed with short hems, I’m loving it all. Especially the mixture of yellow and tan: nothing says 70’s fox quite like it. A more modern take on the palette would be to mix this adorable ASOS yellow midi skirt with this H&M tan turtleneck for comfort and polish beyond compare, or if you’re a little timid and don’t want to dive head first in the combo go for this neutral floral Topshop skirt instead. And for my neon daredevil’s out there, mixing this Kate Spade yellow dress (less expensive style here) with this ASOS baby blue coat and belted at the natural waist will not only create a spunky look, but also a smaller waist (win!). The possibilities are really endless though: the 60’s and 70’s were all about experimenting and breaking tradition, so don’t be afraid to test the limits and have a little fun.
*(It wouldn’t let me put the picture in but it’s absolutely GORGEOUS!)