I love tonal dressing, I just think it looks so great when you wear an outfit head to toe of similar colours together, it really makes me feel all grown up, chic and put together. Plus I feel like it makes an outfit look more expensive too (even when it totally isn’t) My favourite colours to tonal dress are of course browns, rusts, creams, burgandy, and white! It’s a look that’s so easy to achieve.

Take for example this rust tonal outfit from Arket, which might just be one of my favourite outfits of Autumn so far, and the comfiest. I also added my brown Lack of Colour hat and vintage Dior scarf, still playing with the shades from the rust colour as well as breaking up the outfit a little, plus I think the gold jewellery works really well to tie it in too. Oh and not forgetting my beloved Gucci 70s style sunglasses, they were a little present to myself on my last trip to Italy and I absolutely ADORE them

I firstly saw this cardigan in this beautiful brown/rust shade on the Arket website and it was love at first sight, and then I spied the Arket trousers in the similar shade and just knew that they would work really well together as an outfit, then I pulled it together with my rust snakeskin Miista boots, they add a bit more interest, texture and depth to my outfit. I think that’s the key to tonal dressing, play with different textures and elements of your outfit to create a fun look.

I love the fact the cardigan really big and oversized too, and these trousers feel like wearing fancy pyjama bottoms they’re so comfy. 

Cardigan: Arket (gift) , Trousers: Arket (gift) Boots: Miista, Necklaces: Mikaela Lyons and Lucy Williams x Missoma (gifts) Hat: Lack of Color, Sunglasses: Gucci

I’m really lucky to get a monthly gifting programme from Arket, and it’s fast become my go to for classic pieces and staple well made basics, everything I’ve had from them is so lovely and is really made to last. Plus they have a great recycling programme for all your unwanted textiles too, which you can read more about here. I just wish they would open a store in Brighton already!

All photography: Sophie Anneliese


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  1. October 27, 2019 / 5:14 am

    I enjoy dressing in tonal colours too, Sara.
    Except I always used to call it monochrome looks -whoops! I like the sound of tonal dressing much better.

    Your boots are fantastic too. X

  2. January 10, 2020 / 4:50 pm

    I love these colours for fall and winter ! It’s warmy and it brings good vibes when and it’s cold.
    Next time I come to Brighton, I will have to discover your shop 🙂

    xoxo from France,


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