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?