Smoke colors for a smoky day

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A neutral color business casual summer outfit

Today just a “What I Wore” post. The smoke of the nearby wildfire rolled into town last night. Every summer hazardous wildfire smoke occurs in Interior Alaska. Then the sky is gray-brownish and the Sun is reddish due to the particulate matter in the atmosphere. This color display was what I saw this morning looking out of the window.

When the smoke rolls in, the air smells like you put your head in a wood-stove. Disgusting! Many of the particle take up water vapor and swell. The visibility is very low.

Oliveo custom-made linen pants with side zipper, Anne Klein T-strap slingbacks, Kieselstein Cord belt, H buckle, Kate Moss for Longchamp bag, GNW abstract print cardigan worn as top, and gaze scarf (all own)

Take inspiration from nature for your Look of the Day

The unpleasant air conditions inspired me to a smoke-colored outfit. Brownish abstract print, beige pants with hints of black. I wear my cotton cardigan as a top, a light brown summer scarf and a pair of linen pants. This outfit keeps me comfy with the muggy air.

Create interest when wearing just neutral colors

All neutrals outfit have to have a twist to not look boring. In this look of the day, the see-thru scarf is the secret to a cool all neutrals look that makes this business casual outfit interesting.

Get inspired

Nature and great art paintings are perfect for inspirations on outfit color combinations. It’s different from using complimentary colors which is a fool proof recipe for a great look color-wise. What inspires you for your outfits? What are your styling challenges?

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Photo: G. Kramm

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