My Edmonds News is pleased to welcome our new Edmonds Fashion columnist, Joy Rai.
At this time of year summer unofficially comes to an end, kids go back to school and as we transition, so should our wardrobe. Neutrals seem to be one of the fashion trends this fall, but knowing how to wear them can be a little tricky.
Many of us still follow that old rule of “no white” after Labor Day; throw that one out the window, except perhaps the “no white shoes” which can be difficult to carry off. Personally I love neutrals as evident by one look into my closet. The right combination may be worn all year round with virtually every color and transition smoothly as we get closer to fall with more traditional hues. These beautiful neutral shades can maintain the feel of summer and look great on all skin tones.
Here are a few suggestions on how to wear these colors as we still have a few warm sunny days:
To prolong that sun-kissed look a combination of white paired with grey or ivory can best show off that glow. A white jean, skinny or boyfriend, whatever you love, worn with an ivory or winter white top and flats would be a wonderful option. To transition this to cooler weather, simply throw on a grey chunky sweater or jacket, a fabulous hat and a big tote.
Another neutral is a lovely blush tone with a very neutral taupe or tan, this look, a pale pink or blush blouse worn over taupe trousers and pointy kitten heels works well. For a fall look, switch the trousers to a rich aubergine (a very hot color for fall) skirt, leopard print wedges and black handbag.
For a more sophisticated chic look a monotone palette worn head to toe in camel, a traditionally fall color can be softened with a bright accessory to give it a more summery feel. I love the look of a beautiful camel cashmere sweater a camel color knee-length skirt worn with a big bright chunky necklace and pumps. To carry this look into fall all you have to do is remove the necklace throw on a coat of similar color and if you’re really bold, a pair of camel knee high boots.
Finally, my motto when it comes to fashion is whether you’re wearing Chanel or a fabulous find from Goodwill, what is more important than following the trends is to wear what you love, wear it with confidence and you can be your own trend!
On a personal note, I am thrilled to be part of the My Edmonds News team and thank you to Teresa for the warm welcome to this rookie.
Any questions or comments, please email me!
Joy Rai is an Edmonds mom to three, part-time chauffer, short- order cook, arbitrator, fashion fanatic, avid collector and consultant to family and friends.