The days may be getting increasingly dreary here in the Midwest, but the fashion sense is as vibrant as ever. Along with the sharp bite of the Iowa wind, fall colors have made their way back into our lives and we're seeing deeper, richer tones in our clothing. And while the chilly temperatures may not be so comforting, Iowa Staters seem to be accepting the transition from summer to fall wardrobes with open arms.
This week’s Fashionista has expertly paired a few basic colors with warm undertones to create an outfit perfect for fall. Her oversize, striped sweater paired with a pair of black leggings establishes the theme of the outfit; rich brown in a camel tone with black, a must-have basic color. Topped over the sweater is a huge, knit infinity scarf that's double wrapped. The scarf is the color of sand on a warm beach, blending cohesively with the undertones of the hues in the sweater. The biggest feature in this comfy-cute outfit turns out to be the shoes. On first glance, the shoes shoes appear to blend in with the outfit; they fit the color scheme to a T, tying in the camel to the lower half of the body. But with deeper inspection, the shoes are actually animal print! With a mid-height heel and a Mary Jane style strap for support, these shoes are not only showstoppers, but are also practical in a campus setting. Zappos has a pair in a perfect maroon color for fall and I also found a pair with a wedge heel of similar height at DSW.
This Fashionista has proven that attention can be grabbed while wearing an ensemble of all neutrals. Comfy, cute and bold, her outfit incorporates all the perfect factors that go into a fall outfit.
Spotted: Louis Vuitton’s fall 2012 ready-to-wear line featured a look very similar to that of this Fashionista’s; check out look number three!