Monochromatic — But Not
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. 🙂
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! (Or this post on how to wear a blanket scarf.)
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. 🙂 Heels are not exactly the most practical high school footwear.
High school was also a time when I loved 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 earrings like this. Good times.
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