ALL IN THE DETAILS: Canvas Combinations

After a week of sweaters and jeans, I can attest to winter’s monotony. Although we are in California, there is still a lack luster window around January and February as far as fashion goes. After the spike of holiday sequins, cozy shearling and jewel-toned lips, the fashion season drops—or so it seems. I argue that although the dead of winter sets a lull among us Fashionistas/os, this time is a crucial wrinkle in the fashion year. It calls upon the unique and adventurous. To capitalize on this revival period, pull from the back of your closet. Dust off your spring wardrobe and bring it back now (weather friendly of course).

Dressed in the exquisitely British Topshop, this Fashionista sports a dress illustrated with impressionist, floral renderings. With such a striking pattern, she dials down accessories, choosing minimalist jewelry like studs and stacked Alex and Ani bracelets. The mingling of silver and gold plays off of the muted greens and blues. She adheres to the fabric’s features, displaying continuity, while communicating her polished, confident personality. Following in suit, her booties are black, similar to the flowers’ outlining. By translating the look’s palette into her accessories, she upholds wardrobe uniformity, comparable to Kim Kardashian’s famous crop combos. Her outfit leads and her shoes follow.

This head to toe look simplifies getting ready in the morning and makes for a head-turner on your first day back from break. Push yourself to play with eccentric pattern this season. Break the winter barrier because Fashionistas/os ought to put an end to all things dull, drab and downright dreary.

How To: Search for pieces with bold characteristics, such as a crimson color or acid wash texture. It is important that the accessories compliment the outfit’s core in order to avoid losing the look’s individuality. Be daring with classic lines, audacious color and cohesive embellishments.