Monochromatic Winter Look

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Happy Valentine's Day! This was a holiday that used to make me kind of mad, like some arbitrary date to show your love to somebody. But now I'm older and much less bitter and honestly, it's kind of cute. Of course, I mean, you should probably be kind and cute all year round, but there's nothing wrong with something being extra special today. On the other hand, there's also no need to do something extravagant. Do what you want! 

For me, today is just a busy day of trying to get as many things done as possible before I leave for New York tomorrow morning for a really, really mini trip. I also have a hot date with my dentist this morning for a routine cleaning, which is by far the best way I could start off a Valentine's Day. If you think I'm kidding, I can assure you that that is not the case. Clean teeth are my jam and it's been a hot second since I've been because I thought I wasn't covered by health insurance anymore. 

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I'm not the queen of color, but I have quite a few pink things in my closet that I was going to try to style for today as a little homage to the holiday. Red is not my color, so that wasn't an option, and the more times I tried on my pink sweaters and skirts, the feat to form an outfit around one was too much. So I wore all white instead with a pink lipstick! For good measure, I threw on my trusty Charlotte Olympia boots because what says I'm spending Valentine's Day alone better than an oversized turtleneck and shoes with effing cats on them?

Kidding, totally kidding. 

The monochromatic off-white outfit had this sort of whimsical feel, like a hint of being romantic without being overtly so. I tried and (and failed) to get this same monochromatic look with a white sweater and white pants a few weeks ago, but quite frankly I prefer the proportions of this look. Wearing all the same color (besides black, let's be real) can sometimes just not work. I like to play with proportions and textures and sometimes create unlikely pairs to make a monochromatic outfit just a little more interesting.


I've worn this skirt with quite a few looks, mainly with sweaters and once with a sweatshirt and a pair of sneakers that had me a little heart eyes over my own outfit. Never have I thought to pair an oversized thick knit turtleneck with it. Admittedly, full-on tucking the sweater in was a no go because it was too bulky at the bottom and added a lot of volume on the sides for a very uncute look. So, I went to my tried and true half tuck and tried to make it look as even as possible for a little waist definition without having a flowy skirt and boxy top.

Since the sweater was a little more intense, a floaty pleated skirt paired nicely with it to soften it up and also add some layers at the bottom with the pleats. I did this with my monochromatic black look a few weeks ago with a black turtleneck and black maxi pleated skirt. It just adds texture to a look and makes it a little less two-dimensional. Give me three dimensional or give me death!


Sweater: H&M
Skirt: Vintage ChloƩ
Shoes: Charlotte Olympia (via The RealReal)
Bag: Kate Spade (discontinued, similar here)


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2 comments

  1. I seriously love every single thing about this look! The white sweater and skirt combo is so pretty!!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. Thank you! Tucking the sweater in was a pain in the butt, but ultimately worth it hahaha.

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