Words by: Kyla Zeniuk / @kyla.zeniuk
This edition of The Essentialist marks summer's exit - seriously, how is it nearly September? Rather than an ode to summery prints, cheery tones and denim galore, we opted to get in touch with our inner cool-girls and showcase a few of our favourite monochromatic summertime looks. That called for sharp lines, oversized accessories and (most importantly, in our opinion) a few pops of metallic. All pulled from our racks of #fondfinds - each look is decidedly its own and oozes a chill-yet-chic vibe we can't get enough of.
Nike Racerback Tank, S - $45
Babaton Moto Jacket, 2 - $59
Koral Leggings, S - $85
J.O.A Los Angelas Mesh Skirt, S - $45
Vince Kitten Heels - $165
Thierry Lasry Sunnies - $400
Rag & Bone Sheer Long Sleeve, M - $92
Zara Metallic Skirt, XS - $50
Givenchy Chain Link Sandals, 38 (narrow!) - $274
Karen Millen Belt - $189
Kate Spade Bag - $195
Diane Von Fursternberg Top, 2 - $115
Heartloom Metallic Shorts, XS - $65
Senso Wedges, 7.5 - $89
Vintage Bangle - $14
As a devoted minimalist, these looks definitely pushed me a little out of my comfort zone. The verdict? If you're simple-silhouettes and neutral-palettes kind of gal like me, let these monochromatic + metallic looks inspire you before cozy knits and warm tones make their return for the fall. It's a great way to play around with eclectic accessories, statement pieces and textures without deviating too much from that no-frills look you feel best in.
P.S. - Recognize our backdrop? It's none other than East Village Junction where you'll find all these pieces and more in Fond Boutique's container until October 1.