how to wear a monochromatic outfit

beth from style at a certain age wears a cashmere sweater dress from everlane, anthropologie embroidered jacket, black over the knee boots

and it’s home again, home again, jiggity jig. mr. style and i arrived home late last night after a relaxing week watching caribbean sunsets with balmy breezes. oscar and ollie greeted us at the door with wiggles, waggles, and wet kisses. then it was time to fall into bed.

with today’s black monochromatic, outfit you’d think i just returned from new york not the caribbean. but after a week’s worth of island style, it’s time to get it in gear and refocus on fall fashion. and what better way than with a cashmere turtleneck dress from everlane. this dress will pull double-duty in future months as it will look divine popped over faux leather leggings for an edgy modern look. today, this monochromatic ootd is kept simple with black on black and a textured embroidered jacket for good measure – black tights, black over-the-knee-boots, jacket.

beth from style at a certain age wears a cashmere sweater dress from everlane, anthropologie embroidered jacket, black over the knee boots

a single hue is a simple approach to putting an outfit together, and it’s figure flattering.

beth from style at a certain age wears a cashmere sweater dress from everlane, anthropologie embroidered jacket, black over the knee boots

dress | jacket | similar boots | handbag | tightslip shade exotica

beth from style at a certain age wears a cashmere sweater dress from everlane, anthropologie embroidered jacket, black over the knee boots

black can be a tricky color as there are multiple shades. the key to layering a one color family together is to match everything with precision. or mix and match noticeably different shades within the color family. an example would be reds and pinks – same color family different hues.

beth from style at a certain age wears a cashmere sweater dress from everlane, anthropologie embroidered jacket, black over the knee boots

a monochromatic outfit saves time in the morning.

beth from style at a certain age wears a cashmere sweater dress from everlane, anthropologie embroidered jacket, black over the knee boots

dress | jacket | similar boots | handbag | tightslip shade exotica

beth from style at a certain age wears a cashmere sweater dress from everlane, anthropologie embroidered jacket, black over the knee boots

beth from style at a certain age wears a cashmere sweater dress from everlane, anthropologie embroidered jacket, black over the knee boots

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4 Comments

  1. Sue Smith wrote:

    Welcome home! Glad to hear you had a relaxing vacation. What a great monochromatic look. Those boots are excellent, and such a good buy. I was tempted to get them, but I do have several pairs of OTK boots, and since I’m getting ready for total knee replacement surgeries, I decided I’ll wait ’til next year. I’ll enjoy them vicariously on you!

    Posted 11.6.18
    • i bet you can’t wait to have the knee surgeries behind you sue! i imagine it’s one knee first, rehabilitation then the other knee. just think of all the shopping you’ll do when you’re mobile again. then again, online shopping might be a little too easy while you’re waiting! xo

      Posted 11.13.18
  2. Jackie wrote:

    Looking relaxed after your travels. Monochromatic is my style in navy or black. The jacket is lovely and really can be carried off well by a tall person.

    Posted 11.6.18
    • i can’t tell you how relaxing the caribbean cruise was! what a great vacation. xo

      Posted 11.13.18

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