Wearing monochrome … and how I do it!

Recently I’ve posted outfits where I was wearing all one colour or colours that were similar together on Instagram and I had a couple of people ask about how best to achieve this and the idea for this conversation was born ….

Here I wore a lavender/purple wool skirt with a plum cotton biker-style jacket with burgundy tights and burgundy patent Mary-Janes – yep, and me over 40 and all! Now how did I arrive at this outfit?

Well, it all started with this scarf – not new but the colours are gorgeous and they mesh with the colours I’ve chosen for my outfit …

There’s some black, burgundy and the range of purples that I needed. I looked into my wardrobe to see what I could wear with it.

I’m very much enamoured with these burgundy Mary-Janes and I liked the idea of wearing tights and shoes the same colour to assist in lengthening my horizontally challenged silhouette.

Decisions, decisions … as I’d decided to wear the coloured tights I had to decide whether I was in the mood for a skirt or a dress …

So I decided that I wanted to wear a cute lavender/purple skirt that I had recently purchased from a shop with lots of cute, quality pre-loved clothes.

I had the scarf for the top of the outfit, the tights and shoes for the bottom of the outfit and the skirt for the lower middle … now it was a matter of sorting out the upper middle of the outfit.

A plum cotton jacket and a little black top underneath completed the look – and all of those colours tied back with the colours of the scarf …

That’s how I make outfits work with similar colours and how I get wear out of my clothing both old and newly acquired.

Never underestimate the importance of confidence and attitude when dressing. Dress for yourself and remember it’s only fashion!

Thank you for taking the time to engage with my little corner of the web today, and please feel free to comment and share your ideas on building a monochromatic look…and give me a like, a comment or a follow …

Donna πŸ¦‹πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ™


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