happy hump day, ladies. we are still counting the days, right?! at least i am. and the countdown is on for Halloween – T-10. who has picked out their costume? are your treats made or bought? are your pumpkins carved or painted? or maybe they’re just stacked on your front porch with no embellishments. this year i’m thinking Wicked Witch of the West might be a good getup. after all, she loved a monochromatic outfit – black from head to toe. however, she was dying to add a pop of red to her ensemble. but if you’re looking for an outfit that’s a snap to put together, elongates your frame, and is equal parts chic and sophisticated, then i have a few monochromatic outfit ideas for you.
what exactly is a monochromatic outfit? when you put together mono meaning one and chroma meaning color, you have a monochromatic outfit with clothing items in the same color family. so if you are dressed in the same hue head to toe, whether it be black, beige, pink, red, or blue, you are wearing a monochromatic outfit. easy peasy. my kind of outfit.
today i’m starting with a navy blue color palette. but notice my monochromatic outfit doesn’t need the colors to match exactly. as long as they’re in the same color family (mine is navy), the outfit will come together. the navy blue blazer from Boden is a lighter shade than my cashmere turtleneck from Everlane. and the navy blue trousers from Ann Taylor are a shade lighter than the sweater. but it works. and it’s pleasing and easy on the eye.
if i said it once, i’ve said it a thousand times, accessories matter. think of them as the icing on the cake or the exclamation point at the end of a sentence. accessories are so easy to incorporate into any outfit. if you want to add pizazz to your outfit add a scarf (old, similar here). shoes are another way to make your outfit sizzle. notice how the leopard pumps (old, similar here) add dimension to my monochromatic outfit and a whole lotta personality. but let’s not forget handbags can add the wow factor too. in this case, it’s all about texture from a canvas handbag from Coach.
happy wednesday, ladies. time to put a smile on someone’s face, including yours.