Friday, April 25, 2014

The Monochromatic Outfit

Have you ever been told that your outfit is too "matchy-matchy"? At some point in our lives, I think we all have. Well, I'm here to report that the rules have changed. Dressing in a monochrome outfit is super easy and really chic. Monochrome styles were very popular in the late 40's through the early 80s. For some reason once we hit the 90s the trend was replaced with the "mix and match". Although mixing and matching is still a favorite style philosophy of mine, I am slowly falling in love with the monochromatic trend. Can you say #AllBlackEverything? But seriously, what's more chic than a head-to-toe white or black ensemble? It's time to take a hint from the parisians and embrace the one-color trend. We've been missing out on the good stuff people!

There's no reason to fear the monochrome trend, especially if you follow my five easy tips.
  1. Make sure the pieces you choose are the exact same hue.
  2. Whatever your color choice may be, make sure you break up the outfit with complementing pieces. Just like color-blocking. The goal is not to look like a bucket of paint has just been poured on you ;).
  3. Pile on the accessories and have fun with it! It's the perfect time to experiment with crazy statement pieces.
  4. Mix textures/styles. Embellishments, ruffles, pleats...etc. can instantly add dimension. Pair a white ruffled top, white jeans, camel colored belt, and a tailored white boyfriend blazer. The belt will draw attention and the ruffled top will prevent the outfit from falling flat.
  5. Shop your closet. If it's your first stab at the trend, try peeping into your closet to see what pieces you could pull together. See a color you love but don't have matching pieces? The next time you go shopping keep those items in mind and use it as your base. 
What I love the most about this outfit is the fact that I can style it again as separates. For this look, I tried experimenting with a crop-top and cupcake skirt. I love how it all pulls together to create the illusion of a dress. Sometimes going back to the basics can be the best fashion statement.

What I'm wearing: Crop-top and Skirt- Mint Market in Hoboken/ Statement Necklace-Regatta Boutique in Sparta NJ/Bracelet- JCREW/ Heels- Aldo/ Clutch- Marc Jacobs

Photography by: Sierra Z. For bookings contact lora@lorawarnick.com

XO,

15 comments:

  1. Jess! Super cute... love the outfit and all your tips! You look so freakin gorgeous xoxo
    Jyo
    www.cuppajyo.com

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    1. aww thank you!! as are YOU!! thanks for stopping by the blog :) xoxo

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  2. jessica I love this look, your super cute!

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    1. you are the sweetest! thank you doll xoox

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  3. This is soooo adorable!! I've been obsessed with matching sets lately so I am loving this!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  4. U have a slim figure:)
    www.ebuy24hours.tumblr.com

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  5. Love, love the outfit and the color.
    It looks great on you!

    http://www.momfashionworld.com/

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  6. You rocked this outfit! I used to be afraid of the monochromatic look but I would definitely try it if I could find pieces like what you have on! So pretty!

    StushiGal Style
    http://www.stushigalstyle.com

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    1. I am so happy you loved it! Stopping by your blog right now :) XO

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  7. Hi Jess,
    Beautiful photos - you're gorgeous!

    - Darcie
    stylebydarcie.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Darcie you are sooo sweet! I appreciate you!!

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  8. Perfect outfit!!! Looooove your blog!
    I already follow you on bloglovin
    Cool of you follow me back !
    3taystrong.blogspot.com.es

    Live Laugh Love
    Xx

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    1. Thank you sweetie! Following your blog as well :). Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your support XOXO

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