Mixing Tones

There’s always a sense of unknown in what to wear when transitioning into the next season.. I always struggle with it, mainly because the weather is sometimes unreliable and it can be hot in Fall, or really cold in the spring, etc. For transitioning from Summer to Fall, I always try to maintain some sort of consistency, such as starting to wear pants, choosing darker colors, but keeping layers and fabric light at least for September and parts of October. Following a trend may be helpful for some to decide on what to wear, like the cheetah print that has been all the rave! But what I have noticed is that some people are wearing a color block outfit of cool colors and mixing in a neutral tone item to hold the look together for the current season.

I decided to try this out and I fairly like the result in terms of wearing colors for Fall. Purple is in right now and I really want some lilac trouser pants (wish list!), but I have this lovely violet silk shirt that is light enough for warmer temps, but the color is cooler enough to wear into Fall. I paired it with a really nice nude trouser from Massimo Dutti. I love these trousers because they can be worn at work, casual like my look here, or completely dressed up with a pump and flowy blouse. I decided for a casual look but kept it nice with a sandal heel. To add the contrast and color block, I wore my favorite new purse from Cult Gaia that is made out of baby blue acrylic. It is so unique in form and I bought it for a steal price from their Labor Day sale.

Color blocking can be done in many ways! The most popular way is to wear two colors that are opposite of each other in the color wheel. Or wearing two colors that are close together, such as purple and blue! Color is something that should be played with no matter what season! Wearing color inspires me and makes me feel good, like I am exuding some type of good energy. Don’t get me wrong, I wear a lot of darker fabrics. I’m an architecture student, so black is an obvious staple. But I do believe a person should have some color in their life. My wardrobe has grown in color the past two years and I’m loving all the prints and color combinations I can put together. It also sets me up for more options to wear.

So there you have it. Play with color! Don’t be afraid and when in doubt, color block!

Outfit: Sofia Made in Italy top (similar) / Massimo Dutti trousers (similar) / Franco Sarto heels (similar) / Cult Gaia purse / Les Specs sunglasses

 

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Photos by Sophia Kountakis.

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