Ombre has always been a tricky trend in my opinion. While it has been around for ages, I often fear that I’ll end up looking like a watercolor painting when I don an ombre piece. But when I spotted this Fashionista I was pleasantly surprised with her refreshing take on a look that’s often hard to pull off. Since ombre is generally bright and colorful, take a cue from this Fashionista who keeps the rest of her outfit simple and understated.
The black off the shoulder top and leather boots highlight the central black stripe of the skirt while her gray socks add a neutral color that complements the blue hues of the skirt and actually looks like it could be the next color if the ombre pattern were to continue. Scrunching socks over boots, flats, and oxfords is one of my favorite trends of the season. Not only does it look effortlessly chic, but it will also keep you warm on the chilly days to come. And the best part is, you don’t have to break the bank to get this look – this Fashionista’s skirt actually came from Target.
While her skirt is no longer available online, I did a little research and found some fabulous ombre pieces that highlight trends of this season. Bold necklaces are great for spicing up a simple top or solid colored dress, and this ombre fringe necklace from Topshop makes a statement but is versatile enough to go with a variety of outfits. For a less risky fashion choice, this ombre draped sweater by Young Fabulous & Broke can be worn a variety of ways, and the gray hues fit right in with a winter color palette. To glam up a holiday party or even for New Years Eve, this Haute Hippie mini dress uses ombre horizontally. I love how the colors are neutral, but the metallic fabric gives it an ultra luxe look. And for those of you ready to show off ombre in your outerwear, Burberry has premiered their first ombre check print trench coat, which puts a fresh twist on their classic pattern. Pre-order this piece from their Spring 2011 collection and be the first of your friends to hop on the ombre bandwagon! When ombre is done right, it can be edgy and sophisticated, while adding a fresh burst of color to the drab winter days.