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  • Kiara Ruth

The Monochromatic Fit: RED Edition

For many years I have received compliments on my style. I always chuckle because while I love to look nice, style isn't my best attribute. I wear what I like, I break the rules and you won't catch me put together all the time. But if you are here I assume that you like my style and I am flattered, thank you!

I took my chances and explored a different color: RED! I honestly never wear red. I have a couple of staple pieces but it's not my first choice when it comes to color. But when I found out I was going to Frida Kahlo Exhibit at NCMA, I pulled out my boldest color. I received so much positive feedback from the Red Monochrome Outfit, I was shocked.

So here we go


When trying to decide what to wear each day I always think about: where I am going, the type of vibe it has and most importantly the weather. Now a true style blogger will know the trends and what colors to avoid and more. I wear what I like, I break the rules and most of everything I wear has been on rotation for many years. My entire outfit is 2 to 3 years old with the exception of my boots.

In a recent fashion article, I read "sometimes things are considered "basic" are really just mass because truly they are awesome". This couldn't be truer. My red sweater can be worn multiple times in different ways, going with any bottom of your choice. Although my red sweater is from a few years ago, it is still a huge staple in my closet

My red leather skirt is an easy favorite. I got it on sale at Anthropologie many years ago. This skirt elevates any sweater, graphic tee or top. I have worn it with sneakers, heels and most recently my white booties. The skirt is a show stopper and I promise you will see it again and again.

White boots are on-trend right now. You can walk into just about any boutique and see them. I purchased mines from Madison Raleigh, they were $49 which is a steal if we compare it to some other boots I have been eyeing. I would say try them on, see how they look on your feet because you just might hop on the white boot trend train.

What I have learned about monochromatic styling is that it can be tailored to your personal style. If you are a more neutrals person do that, if you are bright and bold do that! This particular time I chose bright and bold. My philosophy on style is: wear what you want, wear what makes you feel most comfortable.

Look at you, you made it to the end! Let's chat, leave me a comment describing your personal style.

- K, TBMx


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