Black and white are no longer the only neutral colors around. Now more than ever, colors are popping up in neutral-toned outfits, looking just as chic and timeless as the classics. Army greens, dusty beiges and warm browns add dimension and contrast to an ensemble without clashing or distracting. These shades also subtly bring out the tones of the season and are perfect for transitioning from fall to winter. I spotted this Fashionista wearing a mix of closet staples in an eclectic way that allowed each piece to stand out while creating a cohesive look.
Name: Alana Johnson
CollegeFashionista: What are you wearing?
Alana Johnson: I am wearing a vintage Phillip Lim skirt. The army jacket is thrifted and my tank is from Hanes. My boots are from Dolce Vita and my gloves are Marc Jacobs.
CF: Where are some of your favorite places to shop?
AJ: Opening Ceremony is one of my favorite places and also Beacon’s Closet in Brooklyn.
CF: What is a trend you dislike?
AJ: I am over the stud trend. They’re everywhere and it’s overwhelming.
CF: Where do you look for fashion inspiration?
AJ: I like to browse trendland.com. I also get inspiration from animes, especially Ghost in the Shell. Anything relevant to our time inspires my fashion choices.
How To: To get this Fashionista’s trendy fall outfit, try a plaid skirt from ModCloth. The key to this look is to go for a skirt that goes at least past the knee, as it is more appropriate for fall and cooler weather. Grab any plain white tee or tank to layer under this green army jacket from ThreadScene. Keep your neck warm with a gray circle scarf from American Apparel and your toes cozy in black buckle boots from ALDO. Accessorize with fingerless gloves from Michael Kors and a daring hairstyle to pull the look together. By utilizing earth tone colors, your outfit will become infinitely more interesting and vibrant without being too loud or obnoxious. Pairing basics, like a plain cotton tee with a patterned skirt and a solid cover-up, is a great idea that never fails in a casual fashion situation.