STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Sophisticated In A Sweater

February is here, which is also one of my favorite months because it is also Black History Month. I learn something new about my people whenever February comes around. Getting in touch with your inner roots will always help you in becoming the person you desire to be. Learning about the history encourages me to learn a much as I can and help as many people as I can. While trying to do those things, looking comfortable but firm is a must. Especially in weather that changes as much as girls change their clothes, a shawl collar sweater is a good versatile garment to have. You never know what you’re going to get with Cincinnati weather.

With that being said, a shawl collar sweater is beneficial to have in your wardrobe. It is sophisticated, comfortable and stylish. One can wear this sweater in many different styles. One style in particular that is always fresh is when it is paired with a contrasting coat. This Fashionisto nailed the look of a comfortable, but successful young man. He also has a button-down collar shirt under his sweater and a black scarf over his outer jacket to heighten the layer effect he has going on.

A huge component of self-expression is being able to be comfortable in your own skin. This Fashionisto expressed himself through his rose gold pocket chain, cool rings and cultural bracelets. Just the ring alone gives insight into his artistic interests. His color palette is a well-balanced set of earthy but neutral colors.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Try to keep as many earth tones as possible. Add in a little metallic, balancing wood and metal, if you will. Just go with the flow. Whatever you want to go for really.”