Ombre – Ooh La La!


A gradient of colour tones can sometimes prove tricky when putting together a look. Shea Rasol shows you how to incorporate ombre into your wardrobe.

Ombre Tops

Ombre, Oh La La!_Aquila Style

FOREVER 21 Ombre lounge pullover | $21 |
MARNI Medium leather bag | $641 |
Peter Morrissey Ombre shirt blue sizes 8-16 | $29 |
ASOS Large satchel bag with scallop trim and front buckles | $50 |

Due to its soft gradient of colours, an ombre top – be it a shirt or a casual sweater – will undoubtedly create a casual feel. Pick ombre colours from the same palette to maintain a subtle look. This gives you the liberty of pairing them with both patterned or plain bottoms. Finish off the look with simple scarves and accessories.

Ombre Bottoms

Ombre, Oh La La!_Aquila Style

P.A.R.O.S.H. Blazer | $343 |
Sole Society Kella cap toe pump | $70 |
Coco’s Fortune dip dye pleated maxi skirt | £15 |
Cynthia Rowley Leather drawstring tote | $225 |

When you wear ombre-coloured bottoms, we’re sure you mean business. Not many can pull off this look, so be sure to pick bottoms that are subtle enough to get you through. Pair them with plain tops or jackets to ensure your ombre bottoms remain the highlight, and pick accessories that best compliment your colour palette for the day.

Ombre Accessories

Ombre, Oh La La!_Aquila Style

Furla Satchel candy crystal dégradé | $498 |
Accessorize simple thong sandals | $37 |
MARK + JAMES MARK + JAMES Elisha pleated suede pumps | $192 |
J Brand Inez cotton-twill tapered chinos | $180 |

Stand out with ombre-coloured accessories such as bags, shoes and jewellery. But be sure to pick only one item at a time, and play the colours of your outfit around your initial ombre piece. This works just as well with a casual day look as with a night party look. Don’t worry about being alone – these pieces are a conversation starter!

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