Neutrals & Metallics

Neutrals + metallics

I hope you all had a fabulous holiday with friends and family and that you took time to relax & recharge! We had a small family (and a couple awesome friends) Christmas at our place and it was special because it was the perfect end to a great year for us.

Between our marriage this summer and my brother’s marriage this fall, celebrating my parent’s 35 year anniversary and my dad’s 70th birthday, Nate and I as well as my brother and Molly purchasing our first homes here in Florida– you could say it’s been a pretty big year!

Neutrals + metallics

2016 will be a pretty hard year for us to top as a family, but here’s to new goals, trips, memories made, and time together that I’m sure will make it one for the books. I, myself, have been pondering some new goals for the inevitable “New Year’s Resolution(s)”, but I haven’t come up with a concrete list yet. Can’t wait to write them all down in the new Kate Spade agenda Nate got me! Super psyched!

Neutrals + metallics

Anyway, as most of you probably do as well, I associate the new year with silver & gold; metallics that give a nod to the bright future ahead that will come with a new year–a clean slate. To ring in the new year, I wanted to experiment and mix different metallic colors like rose gold, silver, and gold to pop as accents against a neutral canvas.

Neutrals + metallics

There’s just something about neutrals that make an outfit look expensive & chic (and let’s get real– it’s easy to fake as well!). You don’t have to spend a fortune to look like a million bucks. This chunky knit sweater was a purchase made after Christmas about four years ago, and I still throw it on all the time when the temps start to drop.

Metallic accents like these silver Steve Madden penny loafers from DSW (and they’re still there for under $60!), provide a chic & modern addition to this simple outfit formula. Best part is–they work just as well at your 9-5 as they do with cropped jeans & an over-sized sweater for the weekend.

Neutrals + metallics

I have been wearing mine with black high-waisted jogger trousers and pussy bow blouses to work & they are a nice chic change to the boring flat. With shoes like these, it’s easy to update your work and weekend wardrobe to include modern flair! Have you tried the metallic shoe trend? One of my goals for the new year is to buy more shoes that work for multiple facets of my life.

It’s so hard to describe your own “personal style”. Sometimes, I land on the description of “preppy with an edge”. I like to remix many of my pieces in new & fun ways that are practical for work, weekends, special events, and anything else that life throws my way. These penny loafers certainly fit that description! The metallic coloring keeps them a bit “edgy” and unexpected while the traditional design of the loafer is practical, preppy, and can be worn with literally everything from torn jeans to dresses.

Neutrals + metallics

I’m looking forward to putting my best foot forward in 2017 & I can’t wait to share with you some of my resolutions that I hope to put into actual life changes! What are your fashion resolutions?

Would love to see any shoes you’ve been scoring from DSW recently and how you style them! Share below or tag #myDSW! 🙂

Outfit: Chunky knit sweater via Gap {old} [similar here] | Michael Kors jeans | Steve Madden Cyylo Metallic penny loafers c/o DSW | Kendra Scott Sadie Spear earrings | Sunnies via Foster Grant [in store for $15] {similar on their website}| Fur snood via Aerie [similar here for $12]

 

Disclosure: I’m sharing #DSW in my life as part of a Designer Shoe Warehouse sponsored series for Socialstars™. All opinions and styling are 100% my own.

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