Updated: Apr 16, 2020
One fun thing about the Instagram community surrounding ethical and conscious style is the challenges that get created. @ChloAndClothes made up the #colormycloset challenge which is basically to wear a different colour every single day (ie. day one was pink, etc…). People have been posting their colourful looks and Chloe has been reposting them on the page @coloringourclosets. Chloe also has a blog which you can find here.
This was my look for day 2 - red. Although I do wear a lot of neutrals, I actually own quite a few colourful pieces but this is definitely my most stand-out piece in my closet. It’s my only red item but I fell in love with it in the store and decided it didn’t have to be my “aesthetic” or “colour palette” to fit in my wardrobe.
It was the last few months of my undergrad and I walked into a local shop called La Bichette. I saw it and had to try it on right away and although it was way above my price range, when I wore it, I just felt special. I felt it really complemented my skin tone and was really flattering. So I splurged and got it and have worn it periodically when I want to feel extra special.
It’s by a Canadian brand called Gentle Fawn which carries lot’s of lovely pieces although none have stood out to me in the same way as this wrap top. Because of the lightweight fabric, I felt like this was a spring-summer piece and haven’t worn it all winter but this #colormycloset challenge forced me to try to winterize it.
I wore a long cream wool cardigan overtop, my grey wrap coat and paired it with dark wash mom jeans. Although I don’t think this is the best outfit in the world, I’m glad I got to wear this top again and to stop thinking I had to “save” it for warmer weather.
How do you winterize summery pieces?