ACCESSORIES REPORT: Muted Palette

Accessories Report

April showers bring May flowers right? Well hopefully we’ll start seeing those blossoms and the sun sooner rather than later. But sometimes you have to embrace those dreary days, maybe with a movie marathon or your color palette. Gray skies and showers don’t always mean pull out the brightest and boldest from the closet. Sometimes, keeping it soft is the way to go. This Fashionista kept her colors minimal on this stormy day and shows how chic it can be.

Neutrals are great any day so don’t pass them up when the weather goes downhill because paired together they can make a simple, but smart look. Just take this Fashionista’s style tip and pair solid muted colors together and keep it clean. Her outfit wasn’t loud or in your face, but it made a statement in a different way. Consider buying neutral staples like this blazer from Zara and this shift dress from ASOS. Not only do they look great on her, but her outfit also allowed the accessories to stand out more.

The pop of black catches the eye from head to toe. The shoes are what stood out to me the most. Maybe it was because the black popped more or that they were unique and interesting, but I was hooked. They almost have a gladiator-gone-chic style to them with the multiple straps and chunky heel. They’re also a different take on the peep-toe heel booties that have become popular with the cut-outs, making them more noteworthy. Topshop has a cool lace-up version of this style bootie while Free People has a chunky pair that’s a bit more feminine.

The hat adds just enough flair to the outfit and brings the eye from her head to her toes with the black anchor. It’s a great fit on her and complements the rest of the outfit. Also, an awesome tip I got from this Fashionista, is to play with eyeshadow as a lip color (that’s where her amazing color came from).

Don’t ditch the neutrals and muted colors on stormy days. You can stand out with a simple palette and a bold accessory or two while everyone else is wearing bright colors.

Spotted: Open-toe boots are no stranger to the runway. Hervé Léger by Max Azria took this style to another level with a thigh-high twist in the fall 2014 ready-to-wear collection.

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