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Fashion Translation: Neutrals with a Twist

Apologies if this post feels a bit retro again, but I just can’t help myself! This season, it feels like vintage hues are here to stay, not to mention pulled-from-the-’70s style inspiration. Right now, I find myself drawn to the colors: burnt orange, terracotta, olive drab, shades of khaki and taupe. When combined, I feel like these tones are harmonious in an unexpected version of neutrals.

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I simply find myself tiring of deep, dark, rich tones — instead, I’m craving neutrals that can be mixed and match. No longer do I want simply white and black. Rather, this season I’m all about shades of ivory as my new base color. From there, I pile on additional washed out hues. Even my pop colors feel neutral. Plus, how special is this bluish shade of grey? For me, that really tips the color palette into new territory.

 

Shopping Guide:

Surya Candice Olson Modern Classics rug

Nourison Marina Persimmon rug

Milliken Mix and Mingle Cloud Break rug

Couristan Moonwalk Roswell rug

Oriental Weavers Brentwood rug

Surya Rhapsody rug

Jaipur Rugs Coastal Tides rug

Milliken Mix and Mingle Urban Order rug

Loloi Rugs Orian Shag rug

For more inspiration from Joanna, follow along with her at Jojotastic!

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Fashion Translation: Just a Bit Retro

Fashion is cyclical, right? What’s old becomes new again and vice versa. Sometimes it feels like I’ve just put away my high-waisted flared jeans when they are about come back. One style that feels like it’s recently reemerged in multiple variations is the retro ’70s vibe. We know this look well: satin baseball jackets, ringer tees, high waisted denim, embroidered patches… I could go on and on and on.

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Photo Credit: Marie Claire Australia via Fashion Gone Rogue.

If there’s one color that stands out in my mind as being totally on trend for this evolution of retro style, it would be tangerine orange. Actually, all shades of orange feel on-trend to me when it comes to this style, but I’m loving how fresh and new tangerine feels. Maybe it’s thanks to the doldrums of winter? Either way, I’m loving it and definitely plan to incorporate more of this happy hue into both my home and wardrobe.

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I also love the secondary colors that this shade of orange is paired with: pale pink, lavender and navy blue being my absolute favorites. The feeling of these rugs is a bit boho and found-in-a-faraway-flea-market, don’t you think?

Shopping Guide:

Surya Banshee rug

Jaipur Rugs pendant rug

Jaipur Rugs Preston rug

Jaipur Rugs Coastal Tides rug

Surya Banshee rug – my personal favorite!

Surya Gemini rug

Surya Zahra rug

Surya Caesar rug

For more inspiration from Joanna, follow along with her at Jojotastic!

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Fashion Translation: Back to Basics

First things first…happy 2016! Now, onto what feels really pressing this time of year: resolutions. I’m taking it easy on myself this year and just trying to slow down, especially after the glut of the holidays. I find myself craving calm, simplicity, and ease. Whether it’s in my home or wardrobe, I’m feelin’ for a pared down look that is casual, tailored, and neutral.

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The color palette is pretty easy on the eyes — washed out shades of ivory and clean white, softer shades of grey, maybe even a small touch of denim. I feel like for the past few months, we’ve been surrounded with richer, darker colors that are super-saturated. My eyes need a rest!

Photo Credit: Brock Spring 2016 Ready-To-Wear collection via Vogue.

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If you’re like me, it’s really tough to let go of the need for pattern, especially when embracing a more neutral, pared down color palette. If pattern is a must for you, I suggest keeping it simple with uncluttered geometrics, simple, striated stripes, maybe even a gorgeous grid pattern. This trend is also the perfect way to embrace texture, so try out a skeepskin rug or a modern take on the traditional braided rug!

Shopping Guide:

Loloi Rugs Phoebe rug

Surya Trail winter white rug

Surya Candice Olson Whisper ivory rug

Loloi Rugs Adler rug

Amer Rugs Blend rug

Dalyn Dover rug

Surya Anchorage ivory rug

Safavieh Barcelona shag rug

For more inspiration from Joanna, follow along with her at Jojotastic!

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Fashion Translation: Neutral meets Glam

While I’m not exactly a ‘glamour girl’ when it comes to my personal style, I can”t help but LOVE it when the holiday season rolls around. Give me anything that is furry, sparkly, covered in sequins and totally over the top. I can’t get enough. This trend doesn’t have to be excluded from your home either. There are tons of ways to incorporate either a little or a lot of glitz into your home this holiday season.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to make your home feel super glam this holiday season, look no further than these gorgeous shag rugs. I personally love mine with a bit of texture and pattern. And I’d totally drape a smaller sheepskin style rug over my favorite chair or the back of my sofa for a lodge-inspired look.

Photo Credit: Chris Nicholls via Fashion Gone Rogue.

Shopping Guide:

Grayson rug from Loloi Rugs

Dynamic rugs Loft in silver and brown

Loloi Rugs dream shag in ivory

 

If you’re looking for a more dramatic look, I suggest pulling inspiration from the wintry night sky. While I love shades of grey all year long, there’s something about tones that veer more towards blue that make me feel cozy. I suggest going for a mix and match look, with loads of shaggy layers — aka the perfect setting for some Netflix and chill time, if you know what I mean!

Photo Credit: Chris Nicholls via Fashion Gone Rogue.

Shopping Guide:

Loloi Rugs dion shag in blue

Karastan after 5 shag in blue silver

Loloi Rugs cozy shag in light blue

For more inspiration from Joanna, follow along with her at Jojotastic.com!

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