STYLE ADVICE: Muted Tones

STYLE ADVICE: Muted Tones

The weather is getting warmer and the sun is coming out, but the weather in Southern California is still quite chilly. As winter slowly transitions to spring, fashion tends to slowly gravitate toward color and away from neutral or dark tones. With the fluctuating daytime temperatures, people tend to bundle up in the same layers day by day for convenience and minimal effort. As a majority of the crowd tends to look the same, what caught my eye with this Fashionisto was how he chose to incorporate muted pops of color into his outfit, all while pulling together an otherwise all black ensemble.

In this look, this Fashionista has created his base layer by pairing a black SpaceX sweatshirt with black denim jeans. He then chose to elongate his silhouette with a long black coat to pull his all black ensemble together. This Fashionisto begins to add subtle color into his outfit by finishing off his outfit with muted, olive green Vans SK8 High sneakers. This muted color gives a little seasonal twist to this classic high top shoe, making it an easy piece to transition with the changing seasons. For head wear, he popped on a burnt orange colored beanie, making him visually stand out from the ever so common sea of black and gray passersby. His tan canvas backpack finalizes his look, giving a subtle pop of color, covering a majority of the look. The winter season does not necessarily have to associate with plain, drab, boring layered fashion. Subtle pops of color from various accessories such as hats, or backpacks can help add more personality to a look while still maintaining warmth, and functionality.