Cardi, bought for $4 at the grocery store(!), similar; Target dress and boots (similar); Urban Outfitters hat, old (similar); E Moore Store pendant necklace (similar.)
When I think of dressing monochromatically from head to toe, it doesn’t necessarily have to mean one solid color. One of my favorite (and easiest) ways to dress is pairing black and white, with some sort of print mixed in, and throwing on some fun add ons. Fact: if I am out shopping and see a black and white striped, polka dot, ikat, or chevron anything, I gravitate to it. There isn’t anything that those patterns don’t mix with, and they can dress up a plain black outfit underneath.
I love wearing all black looks, they are just easy and I like that a lot when getting dressed. I mean, I have two kids, I have a budget, and mixing and matching my different black go to pieces just works for me. Adding in a striped cardi, or throwing on my leopard coat on top makes it more fun than boring (I hope?), and makes me think I’m trying a bit more than I am. I have a couple of favorite tunic type black tops/dresses that work great over leggings or skinny jeans (coated denim and faux leather leggings are also great for the edge factor), and a couple of longer maxi and midi type dresses like above. I find that I can wear all theses pieces in multiple ways and look put together. All I have to do after that is throw on a fun necklace, some type of hat and my one of 1,298 pairs of black ankle boots and I am ready. I wore the outfit above last weekend to the movies with my family on Saturday morning and I felt like I was wearing a nightgown, it was pretty comfortable (and allowed for maximum popcorn consumption;) Winning.
Fun story: I saw my son’s preschool teacher wearing this cardigan at school one day and immediately asked her where she got it. She told me she had bought it at the local grocery store for $4. FOUR DOLLARS(!) Needless to say, I just happened to find it while shopping the next day and was pretty proud of my bargain find.
Now I want to see how YOU style a monochromatic look! Link up your look below (blog post, collage, inspiration board, anything!) and visit some of the other links you see. The whole point of a link up is to meet new blogs that you haven’t seen before, and make new friends. Visit, comment, say hello, it makes the blog world a little smaller when we join together in something like this, doesn’t it?
After one week Dawnelle, Rebecca, Jalynn, Brandi and I will EACH pick our personal faves and highlight them in our post, as well as announce the theme for next month. The only rule we have is that you to link back to one of us in the post you link up with. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!