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Beret Weather: How To Wear This Winter's Top Accessory

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Megan and I have devoted a number of blogs this season to the latest fashion trends. While it is important to acknowledge that some trends do not fall into everyone's style playbook, keeping up on what is happening will ensure that your style stays relevant. What's that, you don't have time to read up, watch runway shows, and navigate endless stores? That is why we are here and blogging for you!

Every once and a while a trend will cycle through that you hope lasts forever.  I'll admit it, I am a longtime beret lover.  I love their simplicity, power, and functionality.  I have been waiting for YEARS for this accessory to come back into vogue. Thanks to a former presidential intern, the beret has had some lonely seasons. So, how do you wear a beret in 2017 and not look like a wayward Halloween costume or American girl doll? Read on to find out.

Stay Stylish,

K+M+D


Pick a Color That Matches Your Personality

  • Black: You're a classic--part romantic, part mysterious bohemian
  • Ivory: Soft and romantic, you prefer a feminine touch to your style
  • Red: Bold, lively and powerful you are not afraid to take a fashion risk
  • Green: Perhaps you love nature, but you could have political leanings
  • Blue: Calm, cool, and wise, you are steady in your fashion sense

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How To Wear Your Beret

At Canvas we prefer sporting our berets slouched to the back with the brim at our brow. To avoid looking like a pop-over, keep your hat weighted and sitting to the side at an angle. While everyone is entitled to their own take, we find this combination classic, chic, and flattering on most face shapes. If you have sharper features, soften the angle and opt for a lighter color or printed beret.

Keep It An Accessory And Not A Focal Point

While some accessories can make an outfit we recommend keeping your beret a quieter statement. Channel your inner French gal and own it! I love pairing a beret with a statement jacket like my look here or an oversized sweater and coated denim to add a textured edge. If you want to add a little more softness, wear your beret with a flowy dress.

Outfit Details: ba&sh Clock Coat $695, Joe's Coated Black Denim $79.97 (sale) , Gap Green Turtleneck (similar), Dolce Vita Hilary Booties (similar), Beret Uniqlo $29 (SOLD OUT) (Similar or alt. here)

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Posted on December 15, 2017 and filed under Style Stories.
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Feminine Edge: How Kimberly Wear's Her Coated Denim

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Take Time To Try Something New

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The waxed denim look has been around for several years and I've put many clients in a sleek pair. It's a great way to add a little edge to your wardrobe and test the waters. Purchasing a pair for myself was bound to happen, but like some of my clients I just needed a little time to warm up to the idea. Honestly, it took a year (or two) and now there is no turning back!

Try Trends At A Lower Price Point

When investing in trends, I usually like to try to find them at a lower price point since I know they won't be long-term closet staples. I finally found the perfect fit at the right price and purchased a pair of Joe's Coated Skinny Jeans from Nordstrom Rack (other colors).  I also loved the EMMA DL1961 Power Legging. Since I'm often leaning over adjusting client hems and cleaning out closets, the higher rise was more comfortable.

PRO TIP: Many of our clients ask about when to invest in trends and when to remove them from your closet. As a rule of thumb, basic trends have about 2-3 years to fully cycle through the market. Once lower priced brands knock off a style give it about 1 year until market saturation. 

Balancing Edge with Femininity

At the heart of my style is a strong pragmatic vein that keeps my wardrobe classic. However, I like to throw in modern or feminine pieces to keep things interesting. Waxed denim is a fun way to execute this and add a bit of texture to my wardrobe that I have been craving. A great coated denim plays off a winter sweater and adds a bit of structure (and insulation) that a skinny jean or legging can't.

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Occasionally we strike GOLD at Canvas and I found the Rachel Zoe Maeve Silk Blouse pictured at Nordstrom Rack for $20--that's not a typo (it was originally $345).  I like how the flowy feminine blouse plays off the starkness of the waxed denim. It's a fun look for the holidays while still being comfortable.

How To Care For Waxed Denim?

Because coated denim has been treated it requires a little more care. Be aware that eventually the coating will break down. Instead of tossing these jeans into the wash, opt for an occasional dry cleaning like real leather pants. In between laundering, spot clean with a damp cloth to extend the wear and store inside out. For more information on caring for your coated denim, reference this article for best practices.   

Stay Stylish,

K&M&D

The Look: Joe's Coated Skinny Jeans,  Rachel Zoe Maeve Silk Blouse , Tried and True Animal Flats

The Look: Joe's Coated Skinny Jeans, Rachel Zoe Maeve Silk Blouse, Tried and True Animal Flats

Posted on November 9, 2017 and filed under Style Stories, Women.
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