A Neutral Connection

styled by VICTORIA BARDEGA
Photography by Dan Austin

Our style is an artistic compilation that gives and takes inspiration from our experiences. With the right textures and patterns, we can utilize our style to create simple fashion looks combining the perfect charm of comfort and elegance for the everyday woman.

Oftentimes, this time of year is a nostalgic and self-reflective season, as we push through meticulous projects and spend time with the ones we love on the holidays. Local coffee shops change their menu as quickly as the leaves change their color, and we find ourselves inspired by the warmth of neutral tones and the familiarity of our coats. It makes us feel right at home, along with the excitement for unknowns –– like weather predictability and new family traditions.

Coat Cotton On  |  top Zara  |  pants Uniqlo  |  shoes Dillard’s

While unknowns can make us feel timid, don’t let fear keep you from trying something new, something daring. This time of year is all about making a statement with what accentuates your body best. Whether through the comfort of an oversized sweater or wool coat, find ways to incorporate pops of deep neutral color according to your skin tone.

When looking through our closets to prepare for what the day will be, we sometimes skim over our mixture of solids and patterns, without trying new combinations. Look to start a relationship with hues of warm amber, juniper, ivory, and layer pieces to style up above simplicity.

Dress Massimo Dutti

Shoes Dillard’s, Jessica Simpson Collection

Earrings Dear Survivor

While schedules and work environments can impact our fashion selections, there is always an opportunity to balance professionalism with the comfort of the season. With the help of layers, anything from a turtleneck sweater with a pair of flowy pants to a simple corduroy skirt with a tucked short-sleeve shirt can help you leverage the cozy fit while finding unique ways to add an elegant spin to the entire look. Statement necklaces and a reliable pair of boots or heels help to show off a little personality which creates a unique touch to your interpretation of the outfit. The beauty of utilizing winter accessories is the diverse style range available, such as linen scarves, midi-jackets or high-rise boots. It’s time to put away the denim, because this time of year is all about softer fabrics that make us feel protected from cooler temperatures.

While schedules and work environments can impact our fashion selections, there is always an opportunity to balance professionalism with the comfort of the season.

What sparks your creativity when it comes to your personal style? Who influences your eye for selection? Our style is an ever-growing expression of art that compiles remnants from our personal experiences –– our definition of beautiful and our world as we know it.

We combine elements from our past, and we craft together new looks in our closet according to our Pinterest boards. “Every new idea is just a mashup or a remix of one or more previous ideas” –– profound words from Austin Kleon’s Steal Like an Artist. This thought completely revolutionizes our capability to create and customize our style, as every day we are met by thousands of visual influences that inspire us and connect with us to form a new idea or new style.

While styling can seem intimidating, it’s a chance to tell your story through a collection of fabrics, hues, and patterns. Take inspiration from the things that catch your eye, and make the style your own. As you take a chance on that new color or new pattern, you welcome in the season with open arms and a sense of gratitude for change.

Sweater Zara

Jumper H&M

Shoes Zara

Watch Berg & Betts