Considering it’s nearly January and the temperature has only JUST dipped to a little below 0, it’s safe to say that Toronto has been having a mild winter. As a result, we haven’t had to bust out our parkas yet – and through careful layering (and careful accessorizing), we’ve been able to look ~on trend~ without freezing out buns off. Our secret? Variations of monochrome dressing!
To us, monochrome dressing is all layering – so the trend is perfect for transitional weather. If we’re gonna ditch kooky colours in lieu of similar-hued garments, we might as well be toasty in the process.
1) Texture (mixing fabrics) – For instance, pairing Dani’s lightweight camel knit sweater with a printed camel skirt, and a thick camel coat (not pictured)
2) Juxtaposition in silhouettes (boxy/blobby vs. sleek/slim) – Try wearing a classic silk button-up shirt with laid-back grey sweatpants like Bianca
3) Interesting accessories – You can match the hue of your accessories (silver vs. brass / cool vs. warm) to your clothing. To celebrate the Alex and Ani store opening at Yorkdale Mall, we’re wearing some bangles from ALEX AND ANI
Over the past couple of years it’s been increasingly difficult to wear accessories subtly. Both Bianca and I used to be all about over-accessorizing, but as we got older, wearing loads of jewelry became kind of a hassle. These ALEX AND ANI pieces work for us because they’re simple enough to not be distracting/cumbersome, but they’re still noticeable to make an impact on our ~look~. Our favourite way to wear bracelets are pushed on top of our sleeves! Not only is it practical, but it also looks cool/chill/nice.
If you’re around to Toronto area and are looking for some last minute gifts (cough), pop into the newly opened Alex and Ani store at Yorkdale Mall, or shop online at www.alexandani.com. We checked out the store on Friday, enjoyed some sweet treats, and touched all the jewelry. Check out some snaps below