Sup Royalty,

I’m extremely excited to share with you all my first collaboration with a fashionista I truly admire, Sharee Burns. I reached out to Sharee because well, the girl is fly! When getting the theme of the post together, we were both open to stepping outside of our comfort zone and taking on the challenge of doing a monochromatic look; something that neither of us had done before. Magically, it turned out that we were both drawn to the color grey and as Sharee put it, “Fashionable minds think alike.” I loved seeing how different our interpretations of a monochromatic look was, but one thing is for sure, these girls right here can dress! Check out her dopeness below as she explains her personal style:

Sharee Burns: My style fluctuates on so many levels that I don’t really have one word to describe it. I do however know that music has a lot to do with it. I believe music and fashion go hand in hand. I can listen to Childish Gambino and Chance the Rapper and want to be all colorful and then the next day listen to Lana Del Rey and SBTRKT and be glamorous and chic. My goal for 2015 is to take my style to the next level and take more risks and challenges.

Doing a monochromatic look is something I would have never in a millions years guessed myself doing but I enjoyed creating looks in my head and trying to create an outfit that would be monochrome but not blah. I first try to make a piece the focal point and work my way around it, so I opted for this gray striped jacket I found at a thrift store for for bucks! Then I went for a dark grey sporty crop-top and a light grey midi skirt both from Forever21 and I finished with my favorite white heeled jellies. All grey is like all black to me so I had to add some pop of color, what is better than red? This red envelope cross-body I actually got from the local thrift store for 4 bucks. I’m telling you thrift stores are where it is and the matte lip is one of my to-go products. My best friend brought it for me  from Sephora and I’ve been hooked ever since.

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Here’s what I had to say about my personal style and how it has been interpreted into the look:

Aley Arion: If you asked me what my personal style is, I’d say that I really don’t know; I just like looking cute. Since starting college, I’ve been try out different looks and polish my style and as I grow more into myself and see more of the world, I’m sure I’ll make some modification until I find something that sticks. Still, I will say that I’ve come a long way from where I started (let’s not go back to my South Pole days lol) This year, as depressing a it sounds, I’m focusing on taking color our of more wardrobe and sticking to neutrals. I find that they are easier to style and still allow you to mix and match different prints and textures. Which is why for this look monochromatic look, I went straight to grey. Grey really doesn’t get the acknowledgement that it deserves as a base color, but it’s just as versatile and chic as your black and white. Because of this, I had to show this underdog of a shade some love today. DSC_1415[1]

For my look, I started off with a grey Banana Republic turtleneck along with a pair of grey high-waist pants, both found at the thrift store. These pants are super comfortable and could be worn as lounge pants on a chill day. I wore my speckled cardigan on top to add just a dose of texture and for shoes, I can never go wrong with my Black leather ankle boots from ASOS. Pairing brown/gold with grey can be a bit unconventional, but I took a chance and I liked the slight twist it played into my accessories. Putting this look together was the perfect balance of challenge and fun, and I look forward to trying out more looks like this in the future!

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I hope you all enjoyed this post! It was super fun to put together and I loved the way it all came out! Thanks again to Sharee Burns, be sure to check out her blog http://shareeburns.wix.com/heroinehippie and follow her on Instragram at :____vixxen (4 underscores).

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Posted by:aleyarion

when i first set out to create my blog, i just wanted an outlet to balance my mundane college schedule. but over the years, it has become so much more. writing is how i process my world & the events that take place within it. through aleyarion.com, i seek to help my fellow 20-somethings, like me, working to find light when their paths seem darkened and learn from my mistakes so i can save you the trouble of repeating them. aleyarion.com is witty, vulnerable, and transparent, but most importantly, it's me, unapologetically. peace, peace, peace Aley Arion business inquiries: aleyarion@gmail.com

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