Friday, March 9, 2018

How To Wear A Monochromatic Outfit

 This is an outfit I wore to church last Sunday.  The weather has warmed a tad bit, so I could actually wear a dress to church IF I had tights on.

Monochromatic outfits can come across as boring if they don't have much interest in regard to texture,  pattern, or unique details.  I avoided the boredom, by incorporating all three of those things into this outfit:  the texture is in the three different choices of fabric, the pattern is in the skirt, and the details are in the trims on the two tops.

 

 Everything I have on is years old except the grommet tank:  that I bought on clearance at CJBanks this past fall.  But in the fast pace fashion world,  I suppose that would be considered old too. :)


 The cardigan is from Ann Taylor and the skirt I received in a Stitch Fix.





Even though this is a monochromatic outfit there is so much visual interest because of the pattern in the skirt, the grommets in the neckline, and the leather trim on the cardigan.


For jewelry I chose a black and silver bracelet, silver rings, and black drop earrings.



I debated on whether to wear tall black boots or black suede booties, and I chose booties.  However, it ended up being a lot colder outside than I thought it would be (hence the indoor photos) and I wished I would have went with the tall boots as my legs were freezing!


For outerwear, I chose a faux black leather coat; also from CJBanks.


I bought this coat on clearance this year because I liked the longer length.  I own two other faux leather black jackets, but they are cropped.


As I write this post there is yet another winter storm going on.  It looks like a white-out blizzard outside!  I wish I could start showing spring outfits, but spring in Wisconsin is always late in arriving.


And for those of you who enjoy looking back at my older posts to see other ways I've worn the same item, here is a way I styled this skirt for warm weather:


And here I am in 2013 wearing the same Ann Taylor cardigan.  I told you these clothes were years old.  Geez, look how much younger I look!  What a difference five years can make!


Ha-ha!  Looking back at these old posts can be so much fun sometimes.  It's one of the many reasons I love to blog.   It preserves my memories!

Have a Great Day!  Amy

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38 comments:

  1. I do think it's these fun details that make the outfits perfect!! The print skirt is so perfect on you, Amy!!
    Have a great weekend!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  2. Love the monochromatic look! The skirt looked really cute dressed for summer too!
    I wish spring would hurry up and get here already, no snow here but it definitely got too cold again!

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    1. Thanks Elli! Yes, even though the skirt is a knit, it's thin so it works for the summer as well. And yes, about the cold. It's freezing here!

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  3. Don't you look cute!! And you're having fun doing it. Your outfits look great!

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  4. Very cute! I love it all. AND I agree with you that blogging preserves our memories.

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  5. Very nice! Thanks for these great tips.

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  6. Love, love, love this outfit. Love the leather trim on the cardi and those cute boots. You are a beautiful picture to behold, and I enjoyed the backdrop of your "hotel bedroom" bedroom, it's looking so good. Happy weekend, x.

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    1. Thank you! We have been discovering that we can take just as good pictures inside my bedroom as we can outside...so why freeze? haha! Actually, we planned a photo shoot along a riverwalk on this day but it was so cold and WINDY it was impossible. My hair was blowing everywhere. They would have been very comical photos.

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  7. This is a great look. I love the booties and I like a longer jacket. If my jacket doesn't cover my bum when it is cold I freeze. lol

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    1. Thanks Victoria! The cropped jackets are more trendy, but the longer versions are warmer and more practical.

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  8. All are good looks no matter how you mix and match! Shared on Fb, G+, Pn, and Tw ♥

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  9. Love this patterned skirt! Monochromatic looks can be so chic as you show us here.

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  10. Amy, you look so nice in every outfit you share!

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  11. You are so cute in this look, and I love that fun detailing on the top!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  12. Amy, I love the way you repurposed those items into a new look! Perfect!!

    We’d love for you to join our link up today!

    -Adriele
    StyleAssisted.com

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  13. Cute monochromatic skirt, and I like how you paired it with a black top with fun detailing, I love the black suede booties!


    ~xo Sheree
    poshclassymom.com

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  14. This is such a stylish and fun take on monochromatic dressing! Your plaid skirt is so cute and looks great with your grommet tee. It is always fun to look back at older photos. :) Thanks for linking up, Amy!

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    1. Thanks Jennie! I do that because readers tend to appreciate seeing other ways I've worn the same piece.

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  15. I think you look exactly the same now as you did in 2013! I love the outfit, it's totally cute!
    Thank you so much for linking up to the Thursday Moda this week! I'm thrilled to be Ada's co-host today <3
    Hugs
    Suzy xx
    www.suzyturner.com

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  16. Sweet girl, you looked amazing five years ago but you are even more amazing now!! I saw this outfit in a pic on Insta but was out of town and fell behind on my blog reading. So glad to see it on your blog now. I LOVE THIS LOOK!!! I would wear this all day long. Every single detail is perfect, the bracelet, the tights, the booties!! Love it.

    Also, really like the way you are taking photos in your beautifully updated bedroom. It has such a personal, friendly feel, seeing you at home.

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    1. Thanks Leslie! This was one of those looks that I put together in minutes without much thought and to my surprise it ended up being one of my favorite winter outfits. Go figure. As far ass photographing in my bedroom, I've always photographed outdoors for light, but the light in my bedroom is just as nice and why not be comfortable and warm instead of shivering in the cold?

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  17. Fabulous skirt! I love the mix of textures in the outfit. Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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