Nothing Short of Chic: Personal Style: Mellow Grey, Slate Yellow

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Personal Style: Mellow Grey, Slate Yellow


 
 LOCATION: VIBORG, DENMARK
   
 
Monochrome gets an upgrade.


The power of color is vast and amazing. It instantly brightens anything it comes into contact with, be it a room, a day, or an outfit. I know it's ironic for me to talk about color in an outfit when I'm showing you a look comprised of black and greys, but please bear with me. The reason I bring it up is because of the wall that I used as a backdrop – I've seen many a blog post or campaign and regardless of the foreground of the image – the actual content of the photograph – it will stand out because of the solid, bright color that instantaneously draws the eye. 

However, I'd never employed this (admittedly genius) trick, even though I regularly scope out bright walls for just this purpose – for example, when in Germany two weeks ago, I found a pale yellow wall (which happened to be adjacent to a light pink one) and really wanted to shoot in front of them, but never got a chance as our time in Germany was very limited. But, back to the here and now – this wall is one of four that make up a sweet, ivy-covered one-story house across the street from where we live. It is a breath of fresh air in the red-brick, black-roofed glen of buildings that makes up Viborg. I really love how grey looks with yellow, so, this is my background for today!








Photography by DJ Cleland-Hura Sweater: Thrifted | Skirt: Thrifted | Boots: Thrifted | Necklace: Gudrun Bauer

I hope the two-neutral look is not to boring for you, though I don't exactly have a history of posting super-colorful looks. As I get older, I'm reaching less towards the blacks in my closet, and would much prefer a colorful print over a solid black or grey. However, some days are exceptions, and I've been travelling for over two months now with a very limited closet (and quite a bit of it is black, though it pains me to say it). I try not to wear too much black in the summer time, but even though it is after Memorial Day, it is cold up north and feels nothing like summer! Today was super windy, as is evidenced by the photos above (and it was sunny, rainy, cloudy, and windy yesterday, with a bit of hail thrown in – what kind of nearly-June weather is that?) but it will warm up in the next few weeks and the sundresses in my closet will make an appearance soon!

By the way, what do you guys think of my baby braids?

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