Layering With a Blush Sweater

I’ve always been and black, white and grey kind of girl (woman?). But I have to admit that blush has slowly gotten under my skin. If I had unlimited disposable income, I would be rolling in blush clothing right now. But as it stands, I’ve allowed myself to get just a few blush pieces and not get carried away. And this blush sweater is one of my favorite pieces that I’ve added to my closet this year. It’s cashmere and so soft. And the color is divine.

I’m not sure what it is about blush that I find so irresistible. It’s probably because it’s quite a neutral color really. It’s not a crazy pink. It’s subtle and even sophisticated.

I have to admit, though, that blush can be difficult to work into my existing wardrobe. It’s great to pair with white (for spring and summer) and with grey. But I have a lot of black, and it doesn’t pair well with black. But I stumbled upon a great style hack. When pairing blush with black, I layer on brown accessories to soften the contrast. And adding a touch of white (such as a shirt peeking through) helps to create a visual separation between the black and the blush.

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Waterproof: Dressing for cold, wet weather

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madewell tote hunter rain bootsDressing for wet and cold weather has usually been a challenge for me. For one thing, I resisted getting rain boots for a very long time because I didn’t find them stylish enough. Plus, I don’t like rain jackets. So, staying dry and warm is not always easy for me.

But now I have a new-found love and respect for rain boots. After I moved to New England, having rain boots became a necessity. My favorite rain-proof outfit now is a hooded field jacket (for wet spring and fall days) or a hooded wool coat for those cold and wet winter days, plus my trusty Hunter boots. I found a navy pair with a matte finish that I love. And they pair perfectly with my (somewhat water-resistant) navy hooded wool coat from J. Crew. And to keep my leather shoulder bag dry, I make sure to put it under my coat to hide it from the rain.

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Hunter rain boots; Hooded toggle coat (similar); Cropped chunky sweater (similar); Faux leather leggings; Madewell leather tote; Chunky hat (similar); Rayban sunglasses.

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The Key To Wearing All Black

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How to wear a long black coat like a style blogger

wearing black all black layers for winter style outfit ideaThe key to wearing black from head to toe in winter, and any other season really, is playing with texture. Done right, wearing all one color doesn’t have to be boring. Texture adds just the right amount of interest and makes the outfit cool.

Here I’ve paired a chunky black sweater, with big, exaggerated knit, a smooth black wool coat, and leather leggings (for a bit of sleek shine). To further add interest to the outfit, I finished it off with a neutral suede bag and booties. The suede adds a further layer of texture. Both the bag and the booties are intricately detailed and textured, and they stand out against the black canvas of the outfit. So while to whole outfit is very monochromatic, it certainly isn’t boring.

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Burberry long black wool coat (similar); Black chunky sweater (similar); Nordstrom faux leather leggings; Chole Hudson shoulder bag; Isola fringed suede booties (0n sale).

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Show some skin: Winterizing leather leggings

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how to style black leather leggings like a bloggerI’m a firm believer in the power of layering for winter. And since I’m already starting to get bored from my winter uniform of a mama-bear down parka, I decided to winterize my faux leather leggings. Leather leggings and a moto jacket are pieces I would wear during transitional weather. So to make them winter-proof, I added lots of layers – a cashmere sweater, a cashmere scarf, and a chunky hat.

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Faux leather leggings; Suede moto jacket (similar); Cashmere sweater (similar); Chloe Small Hunter bag; Isola Layton booties; Chunky hat (similar).

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Fall Neutrals with a Military Jacket

fall neutrals outfit with military jacket and black pantsIf you follow me on Instagram, you know that I live in neutrals. And this outfit sums up my fall neutrals – greys, military greens and black. And you probably also know that I live in my military jacket. It’s my staple for spring and for fall. And cool summer evenings. And it fits easily over sweaters, so I can wear it even on mild winter days. So you see, I try to wear my military jacket all year round.

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