STYLE GURU STYLE: Contrasting 101

As an Ohio native, I have spent a fair amount of time complaining about the weather. However, one of the benefits of living in Cleveland is being exposed to all four seasons—including winter. Winter fashion has always been my favorite and this look includes some of my favorite winter pieces.

I could not be happier that winter vests are back in style. In this look, I am sporting an olive green winter vest purchased from Johnston & Murphy. My vest enables me to stay warm, but it does not take away from the entirety of my outfit. The olive green vest complements my dark wash jeggings from American Eagle Outfitters.

My favorite piece of the outfit would be my matte black Dr. Martens boots. These boots are extremely versatile and I have been wearing them a lot this season. I like Dr. Martens boots because they contribute to providing a rustic look to any outfit. Lastly, I added nude, athletic crew socks to complete the look.

The accessories I chose provide a color contrast to this outfit. I have always loved the stark contrast of pink and green. Therefore, I added a light pink choker from Windsor to provide a contrast to my olive green vest. Also, I added multiple gold Alex and Ani bangle bracelets. I found that the gold bracelets go perfectly with the vest. I love Alex and Ani bracelets because they complete any outfit and display my personality through the charms.

Overall, I think this is a polished look that is perfect for class in January!