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Clean Dressing: Anything But Basic




Sometimes we don't need help picking our favorite pieces, but HOW to wear them, how to style them so we don't look like we picked up the closest potato sack around is the help that is needed.  There is a bit of a formula to mastering this aesthetic without looking like you have tried too hard and without drowning in a sea of luxe fabrics



It's the sleek-slouch balance that truly embodies the effortless chic act


Clean lines, fresh sleek colors, and casual elegance beyond compare, here are some of the brands that do it best ...



MODERN NOSTALGIA, ETHICALLY MADE IN CALIFORNIA.


Ah, a key successor for nailing this look is a robe jacket. This is a personal favorite as it's long enough to wisp through the city streets and feel like royalty as the elongated silhouette's material flows around you


 KEEP IT CUYANA CHIC


A versatile elevated closet staple:





Left to Right:

SILK TEE 3 Ply Crepe Silk

Silk Slip Dress everlasting simplicity and sexiness

Lightweight Reversible Knitted Coat pulling together your look


Easily paired with a loose or open knit and pair of mules you are set for comfort in sophistication

Mixing textures and fabric weights is a good way to keep it lightweight and chic. Textures create interest even when going monochrome

Layers of light sheers with plush wools add femininity to cozy giving you the perfect balance 

Poplins mixed with satins and fluid wovens are also great mixes


Regarding color balance if you are going to throw some shade in, I have a top and bottom rule. If you have an accessory or piece that has color on the top of your outfit coordinate your footwear or handbag and you will look coordinated and not too matchy-matchy


There's also a balance between tailoring fit. Try mixing oversized and loose with some form fitting pieces. If the sweater is super loose opt for some tight ankle trousers  for shape and alight exposure of ankle creates a break in the eye-line creating a slimmer shape


ARJE, effortless collection of luxurious wardrobe essentials

 A world of monochrome elevated everyday refinement



Left to Right:

THE STEPH CASHMERE SWEATER

THE DAWN DOUBLE FACE CASHMERE COAT

THE FRANCI TAILORED CREPE PANTS


Have fun with proportions and textures. Keeping it monochrome is anything but boring. It's a clean refreshing look.


EVERLANE. Exceptional quality. Ethical factories. Radical Transparency.


You need it more than you even can imagine. A go-to black turtle neck.  It is timeless, conservative sexy and oh so cozy.  Pop a chic chignon and pair of hoops and you're ready to rock


The Cashmere Waffle Square Turtleneck

Kick it up and go pant-less as we all secretly wish we could do every day, and opt for a turtleneck dress and paired with some over the knee leather boots - it's versatile and still looks pulled together

The Cashmere Turtleneck Dress