Casual Look: Winter Neutrals & Wool Hat

winter neutrals in cream and olive

Batwing Sweater – Zara (Old; Similar) //Olive Pants – Zara (Old; Similar) //Wool Hat – Target (Old) //Shoes – Zara //Leopard Clutch – Clare Vivier

Target wool hat and olive pants Clare vivier leopard clutch

winter hat with batwing sweater and dark pants

leopard clutch and nude shoes with heels

 

Happy Monday, guys!

 Seems like last monday was longer than 7 days ago. This probably has to do with the long to-do list I had to tackle during the week. As a getaway, I met up with a friend in my industry to discuss certain hot topics in our industry, and as with all girl chats, the conversation also touched on other fun trivial matters.

For our meet-up, I chose to go in neutral colours. Did you know leopard print is a neutral ‘colour’? Okay, that is by no means a fact but I think it should be.:) Now this applies to leopard print accessories only (!), so a clutch, scarf, belt or pair of shoes. I know of only a handful of people that can successfully pull off a leopard print pants or shirt.

I hardly ever get a chance to wear this my Target wool hat, so since the brown ties in nicely with the leopard print, I gladly threw it on. Not only does the hat serve the ever-welcome purpose of keeping me a tad warmer, I believe it adds an extra dimension to the outfit as well. While I was a student at McMaster University in Hamilton, I recall wearing toques and knit hats were a commonality amongst female students. Since moving to Calgary, I wouldn’t say I see lots of ladies in hats, toques and/or wool hats – not quite sure if it is a city (i.e. Hamilton/Calgary) thing or a student/worker thing.

On a side note, isn’t it just that unfortunate Target et Canada did not work out? I definitely miss having them around – I was one of those who visited my nearby Target store on its opening day. I didn’t join the line-ups, but I HAD to drop by the store on that very first day.

Photography: Ayobami Balogun; check out his instagram.

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