How To Use Column Dressing


A few years ago I learned about a style concept called column dressing. It is where you wear the same color top and pants and then build out from there. I felt it was a brilliant idea and I use it often. My favorite is the black column. In this outfit I have a pair of comfy high wasted black jeans and an asymmetrical long sleeved tee with a V neck. You will see in the following pictures how versatile this base is by switching out jewelry, bags, shoes and by adding a third piece (another style concept that I will talk about in a future post).  I used things like pulling the neckline down to a cold shoulder, big statement necklaces, adding cardigans and wearing different shoes. I could have probably put together 50 different outfits and of course loved every minute of doing it!

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Soft Surroundings Review


This outfit c/o Soft Surroundings is part of their "Timeless and Traditional" fall collection. I am always looking for stylish looks and this outfit provided me the ultimate fall transition look! 

I'll start with this Serengeti Necklace here. It has three hand-carved plates of naturally shed water buffalo horn with all of their natural color variations of caramel, black and cloudy white. They are strung on a supple, suede cord and have glimmering golden and jade insets on each piece of horn, further enhancing the exotic look. I have worn this necklace with so many things already. There is no end to the possibilities for using this necklace to elevate a look.

This Berkley Top here comes in several beautiful colors. I choose the color Brick desiring a real fall vibe. It has lovely bell sleeves and gently drapes the body. It is chic and comfortable.

My 5 Pocket Pull On Leggings here are so comfortable and come in several colors also. I thought the white would contrast nicely with the top and was right. I love the look. I wish I had these pants in every color!

These Vince Camuto, Calley booties here are going to be on repeat this fall as they go with anything and everything! The detail and comfort are amazing.  I was most excited by the neutral color that is so fashionable this season. 

Note: I sized down in the pants and wish I has sized up in the top. The booties were true to size. The necklace is adjustable for many lengths depending on your outfit and preference.

For more stylish reviews check out some of my Fierce 50 sisters at J Touch of Style here where you will see three fabulous women wearing their Soft Surroundings' outfits.

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