Rain or Shine: Monochromatic + Sneakers

Photography by Kirsen Beeksma Morse

The skies have been constantly gray in Seattle, but summer weather is finally making its way here.  Since gray happens to be my favorite color, I was inspired to wear a monochromatic look that is both casual and chic. What makes the difference between stomping around in a casual outfit and looking pulled together in a low-key way? It is all in the details.

It all started with these beautiful earrings I mentioned in the previous blog from The Bluma Project. They arrived in all their tasseled glory and I love them! They are a bold and big, which makes them stand out fabulously. They are now sold out at anthropologie, but you can still find a great selection at Favery. 

I took a trip to Queen Anne Dispatch in my neighborhood before a recent trip to Hawaii to find some great warm weather pants and ended up purchasing a pair of prAna Steph Pants in a cobblestone (light khaki) color. I loved them so much I went back for the gray pair when I got home! They are a stretch linen blend and have a wide leg, giving them a laid back vibe. The vertical striped pattern and mid rise waist make them super flattering. Love.

The pants are a perfect length for my Gucci sneakers. I have the classic women's Gucci GG Logo Brown Leather Sneakers that I bought a few years, and they were a great investment since I have wore them so often.  The fashion house is on fire these days, and this pair of Ace Embroidered Low Top Sneakers are a currently a major obsession with the fashion set.

Back in February I did a segment on denim for the KING 5 morning program, New Day Northwest, which was a lot of fun! Canopy Blue was kind enough to lend me and my models the clothing for the segment, which was awesome. During the styling at Canopy Blue a couple of days before we were shooting, I fell in love with this beautiful Mauritius lambskin leather jacket in the perfect shade of gray. Because it is always leather weather.

Suede is a year round and versatile way to show understated luxury. This Proenza Schouler PS1 gray shoulder bag was in mint condition when I bought it from MB Finds Designer Consignment and it has been without a doubt the perfect spring bag. Of course I treated it with suede protector and I left it home on crazy rainy days, but it has been my go to bag for the past month!

Monochromatic looks are among my favorite ways to dress when I want to look chic, even in summer pants and sneakers. Try an all white ensemble or go for other neutrals to keep things looking streamline and modern.

Have a great week! xx