Jan 5th, Shades of Gray

 One thing I learned in my 30 for 30 project is that I wear my blue jeans A LOT! So in an attempt to change things up a bit, today I am wearing my gray cords.

To be honest, I have a really hard time with these pants.  When I bought them I thought I’d wear them all the time, but actually I’m never exactly sure what to wear them with.

As you can see from the photo on the right, white is always an option… but BORING!

After searching my closet for a long time, I decided to try something I’ve seen other gals do- pairing two similar colors together- but in different shades.

I found this light gray tunic and decided to give it a try.  I like it, but I thought I might need a little color (especially with the gray skies in Seattle), so I threw this purple ribbed cardigan over the t shirt.

To tie the whole look together (and follow my rule of 3) I added this necklace.

As for my feet- this is also a constant struggle for me. I’m not sure what to wear with skinny pants. The ultra glamorous would wear stilletos- but seriously- that is SO not me.

I love boots with skinny jeans/ pants, but I’m tired of wearing my black boots every day- so my only option was my Tory Burch ballet flats. What would you have worn?

I actually like the longer shirt hanging below the cardigan. I think it is interesting...

Pants: Banana Republic, Tunic: H&M, Cardigan: Nordstroms, Shoes: Nordstroms