STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Make it Monochrome

Love is still lurking in the air, but even a post Valentine’s Day high can’t compare to the very real and chilly northern temps. While the peaks of sun might make you believe you could combat the day in a simple sweater, the shade calls for other opinions. So we all find ourselves battled with the constant question as to what to wear to fit the ever-changing conditions and master a “brace-the-cold” outfit.

So this Fashionista has chosen to combat this weather with a darker look, and a subtle pop of color—a little too soon, and too cold to jump to a brighter pop. A classic and worthy staple item is and always will be a great jacket. Finding a coat that can combat weather as well as bring life to a quieter look is one worthy of a decent investment. She has beat the cold with this look and the combination of a chunky turtleneck. With keeping the same color flowing from head to toe, we aren’t overwhelmed with the idea of having fabrics top-heavy. Her addition of a slim or skinny black pant keeps the eye moving seamlessly and gives off sleek vibe. And all of this simplicity is capped off with a classic large face black and gold watch, and black pointed-toe booties.

Because this winter has been so unpredictable, it’s crucial to have the right materials to combat any fluctuating weather. So take the time to find layer-able sweaters and statement jackets. Chicago is famous for its whipping wind, and if you’re not keen on adjusting to the wind that you may or may not face on your walk outside, simply add another monochromatic scarf, hat or earmuffs.  And with these additions, continue to mix textures and detailing. This will not only keep it simple and sophisticated, but it will keep the onlookers eyes on you!

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I like to be comfy but also put together—the turtleneck for warmth and the jacket for flare. The jacket has a little bit of color in it and I feel like it gives life to a boring outfit.”