Style / November 16, 2017

Monochromatic — But Not

Monochromatic outfit with a pop of color

When I was in college, I pretty much lived in lounge clothes during finals week. (Who didn’t?)

I was pretty fine with that situation, but at the end of finals week my freshman year, my friend Russell’s mom came to help him move out. And Russell told me that I could NOT wear “that” (sweatpants and a t-shirt) to meet his mom. So I went and changed into dark jeans and a black top.

When I came back into the lounge, he said, “I don’t know … you’re a little monochromatic.”

I did not change a second time.

Though I did tell his mom that he made me change before I could meet her. πŸ™‚

The easiest way to wear your scarf (and still look put together) | Hunting for Pink Flamingos

In general, I’m not opposed to monochromatic outfits (see here), but sometimes, it’s nice to have a little color to break it up!

I’m actually a huge fan of outfits like this in the winter because it’s super easy to layer. I basically pull out as many black items as I can find, put them all on, and throw a colored scarf on top. Easy peasy.

Also, if we’re being honest, I just drape my scarves around my neck about 80% of the time. But if you’re looking for more interesting ways to tie a scarf, you should check out this post! (OrΒ this post on how to wear a blanket scarf.)

Stella and Dot elephant scarf Black faux wrap dress High heeled boots | A winter classic The best ways to wear all black this season | Hunting for Pink Flamingos Orange scarf layerd over an all-black outfit Non-boring outfits to wear to work this winter

| Dress: Old Navy, similar here and here for $30 | Scarf: Stella & Dot | Tights: George | Boots: old, similar | Purse: Nine West via Ross, similar here and here |

I pulled these boots out to wear with my Halloween costume, and I realized that I’ve had them since high school. And I wore them to school — frequently. Though I do remember trying to get other people to do things for me so I wouldn’t have to walk around as much. πŸ™‚ Heels are not exactly the most practical high school footwear.

High school was also a time when IΒ lovedΒ matching. That was a time when plastic costume jewelry was in style (apparently), and I remember wearing a green and white striped shirt with a green bracelet like this and green earringsΒ like this. Good times.

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