Just because you’re wearing neutral or natural shades, it doesn’t mean you can’t amp up your outfit with contrast and textures! You can add some punch to a neutral palette with a variety of metallics, leathers, suedes and contrasting fabrics. This Simply Vera Vera Wang Pintuck Mixed-Media Tank has jersey, satin and matte fabrics mixed all together, but it still needs accessories, or I will look washed out. The metallic handbag and necklaces add some necessary contrast to this look. Easy Accessory Trick: One beaded necklace may look OK, but two necklaces layers together add some extra punch. Experiment with layering 2-3 necklaces for added color and dimension.
Top: Simply Vera Vera Wang Pintuck Mixed-Media Tank, now $30.80
Jeans: Earnest Sewn, no longer available. Find these Earnest Sewn Decca Straight Leg in Daija Women, now $78
Jacket: Tufi Duek Chocolate Lamb Leather Jacket, no longer available. See this Cole Haan Notch Collar Lambskin Leather Jacket, $695.
Cuff: Tory Burch Wide Resin Logo Cuff, similar to Tory Burch Wide Resin Logo Cuff, $175
Necklaces: Two Necklaces layered Together: My own Vintage and a K.Amato Multi-Strand, no longer available. Get a similar look by layering your own beaded necklaces or try this K. Amato Multi-Strand Necklace, $83 with this Ali NY Multi-Strand Beaded Necklace, $135.
Handbag: Coach Pewter Metallic, no longer available. See this B. Makowsky Sunny Satchel in Pewter, now $222.99.
Sandals: L’Autre Chose Suede Wedge Sandals, no longer available. Thes UGG Australia Tawnie Suede Wedge Sandals, $91 are a similar color.
Haircut & Color: Sasoon Chicago Salon
– Carol Calacci
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