#fashionover40 Woman in work outfit in pink and gray shades
Hinge blush pink quilted leather jacket with Brooke Brothers pink mock turtleneck cashmere sweater, Eddie Bauer tweed skirt, GNW tights, Vince Camuto suede boots, 3.1 Philip Lim bag and carved stone necklace (all own)

Dress for the weather, check the forecast

We have the first cold snap of this winter. The temperature dropped from 2F (-16.7oC) Tuesday morning to -16F (-26.7oC) Tuesday evening. I felt very cold when I came from work as I was dressed for single digit temperatures. Furthermore, it was windy. The wind chill made the air feel even colder. I had not plugged in the car. Thus, I had to idle my car to punch in a gear. At double digits below zero, the transmission oil is hard as butter in the freezer. Well, in deed it was colder outside than in a freezer. Not that I recommend to go into a freezer to warm up. 😉

Memo to myself: Look at the weather maps and make a forecast, and wear two pairs of tights, socks, and long sleeve underwear on Wednesday. It is cold outside.

Think mono-chromatic – pair different hues

The three different hues of pink work together as they are grounded by the gray tweed skirt, and gray tights. Thus, the idea of this look is to create two monochromatic palettes in one outfit to create interest. The necklace has different hues of pink and gray and ties the outfit together. The necklace is a gift from my husband.

#jewelryover40 Carved stone necklace
Zoom-in on the carved stone necklace

Style your outerwear keeping what shows from your outfit in mind

For the commute to work, I wore my short shearling coat with an over-length scarf, burgundy lined leather gloves and a burgundy beret. The scarf ties the outerwear outfit together.

#styleover40 Woman in winter outerwear
Shearling coat with DIY long scarf, burgundy beret and gloves, GNW gray tights and Vince Camoto suede boots, and 3.1 Philip Lim bag (all own)

You can find another example of wearing an outfit with two color in different shades at the link.

Do you wear pink and gray together? What colors do you combine with pink? Do you style outfits with two different colors and use several shades for them in the same outfit? Let me know your style challenges by email, so I can help you.

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Photos: G. Kramm (2013)

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