Friday, March 21, 2014

Fashion Over Fifty: Monochromatic Outfits

Hello!  For this week's Fashion Over Fifty post I am going to discuss how to wear a monochromatic colored outfit.  I know most of you are probably tired of seeing dark colors and winter outfits and are wondering when am I going to start showing some of this year's pretty spring trends, but even though the calendar says it is spring, in northern Wisconsin it is still winter.  The temperatures were only in the twenties when this picture was taken, and it will only be in the twenties again this weekend.  I am ready to scream; I want warm weather and sunshine so badly.  I've already revolted in a small sense:  I've packed away my parkas and knit scarves refusing, yes refusing, to wear them again no matter how cold it gets!  I will only put on a spring coat from this day forward!  And even though there is still snow on the ground, and my little tootsies froze the day I wore this outfit, I've officially declared that I'm done with boots and I will no longer wear them anymore this season too!  So you see, even though it's not an official spring outfit, I've made a few, small, spring concessions in spite of the weather!  LOL!

Anyway, onto the outfit.  My entire outfit is monochromatic in shades of browns.  To keep monochromatic outfits from getting boring, just don't wear the same shade from head to toe.  Yes, everything I have on is brown, but they are all different shades, textures, and even prints.

There isn't anything in this outfit that is brand new, so I have no links to show you.  My sweater dress was purchased last year from Express, the belt is off of another sweater dress I purchased from J.C.Penny (you can see that dress in THIS POST HERE), and the brown leggings are from Penny's too.  The scarf is from T.J. Maxx, and the leopard print flats are from Target.  So in a nutshell, this is a very inexpensive outfit that I have been able to wear for two seasons now.  I wonder if this look will still be 'in' for a third year in a row.  What do you think?

 I love the subdued print of this scarf.  It adds just enough interest, without being too busy and because of that I can easily mix it with other prints.  It is so super soft and has a luxurious sheen also.
 My $14.99 leopard flats are always a 'go to' shoe for me.  They go with so many different outfits, and always add so much interest.
 Here some close ups of my accessories.  Accessorizing is so important when putting a monochromatic outfit together:  you need to glam it up a bit to keep your outfit from being too boring.
 I love my bling, and this bracelet is one of favorites.  I've shown it to you before in the same sweater post I linked above, but it's worth showing off again,  it's so pretty.  I love it when I find jewelry that I can wear with so many different outfits, and also wear year after year.
Have a great day!  Amy


  1. I too am so done with winter and although I still keep the winter coats out, I will be putting away all the boots this weekend.
    Your outfit looks fantastic, I surely hope this look will still be in style next year, as I just bought my first sweater dress this last November.
    The bracelet is so gorgeous too, stunning colors!

  2. Superb ! Love this look ! Wonderful flats !

  3. So tired of this winter! It's 72 today and is to be bitter cold tomorrow. Sheesh! Love your are such a cutie!

  4. LOVE this outfit so much! The leopard, the black and brown, everything. Have a great weekend!

  5. Amy I think this is a very classy, and casually stylish outfit that is great for any age and will surely be worn for years. ( I think for sure you'll get another year out of it :) I love different toned mono outfits, especially with patterned shoes and glam jewelry like yours. XOXO, Elif @ theboxqueen

  6. Love the accessories and the bracelet is wonderful, looking good for this season and probably next!


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