I revel in the challenge of creating a new outfit every time I’m going out. This simple task is something I consider highly rewarding as I like to see how many different ways I can mix and match items from my closet. It may sound trivial, but it allows me to look at my clothing in a dynamic aspect and only purchase things I can wear multiple ways. Having a set of staple items, like this Fashionisto’s button-down, patterned pants and classic sneakers, is excellent for wearing a multitude of things.

What’s most admirable about this Fashionisto’s look is the overall gradient crafted from putting these items together. The items alone could work as the center piece for other outfits, but when worn together, they blend perfectly (pun intended). It’s a bold choice to opt for instead of wearing matching separates, but if you can make your gradient visually apparent like this Fashionisto, it’s a style worth pulling off.

As this Fashionistio demonstrates, the easiest way to wear an assortment of colors in similar shades it to start from your shirt. Pick something in a light wash, and then select items that are darker than your top all the way to your shoes. To make the gradient more apparent, add items like a belt or backpack to your outfit. Some easy colors to try this ombré look with are white or gray with black as the ending color. If you’re up for the challenge, you can even try reversing the gradient and start with a dark base. Explore your closet and see what you can make!

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I own a lot of gray and black, which makes it easy to mix and match, especially in colder weather. As long as you feel comfortable in what you’re wearing, that’s what counts.”