Monochromatic Minimalism

Monochromatic pieces can create a very timeless and chic look; however, sometimes can be intimidating to style  – especially with the color black. Typically with monochromatic looks, you want to play around with fabric, texture and proportion so that an outfit with only one color can still be interesting. Another option is to keep fabrics simple and add a subtle contrast of color. You can add contrast not only with shoes, jewelry and hand bags, but with nail and lip color as well.

For my monochromatic look, I paired a boatneck top with slacks, leopard print shoes and my favorite minimalist jewelry from a local boutique BOHINDI.

How do you style monochrome?

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-Happy Styling

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Matching set, romper feels

I love a romper as much as the next person; however, I do like the pieces I purchase to be versatile. Instead of adding a romper to my wardrobe this summer I found this perfect matching short+top set from H&M and had to have it. With this look, I’m able to wear both pieces together to fake a romper, or I can wear them as separates. This print is perfect for summer and will work well into fall with the combination of dark and bright hues. Stay tuned for future posts to see how I style the pieces separately.

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Shop matching sets below!

 

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H&M – Patterned Blouse – Light blue/leaf – Ladies • H&M • $34.99

H&M – Patterned Shorts – Light blue/leaf – Ladies • H&M • $24.99

 

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ASOS Embroidered Beach Short Co-ord • Asos • $33

Glamorous Tall Co-Ord Stripe Crop Top • $33

Parallel Lines High Waisted Shorts With Belt Tie Co-Ord • $41

boohoo Indy Placement Elephant Pompom Co-Ord Set • Boohoo • $30

luxxel Blue Off Shoulder Top • $21.99

luxxel Lemonade Matching Set • $45.99

-Happy Styling

Office friendly attire in sweltering heat

Here in Ohio the heat and humidity is all kinds of intense. Since I walk to work, I’m always trying to wear outfits that are airy so I’m not drenched in sweat by the time I get to the office. I own this amazing white cami dress from ASOS that I purchased for NYE a few years ago but unfortunately it’s a little too riskay around the neckline and not very office friendly. One morning I quickly threw a chiffon button down from H&M over the dress and tied it at the waist and thought to myself “hm, this could work.” I wasn’t a fan of the tied waist so instead I added an ASOS waist belt to give the outfit the illusion of a shirt and skirt.

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Shop cami dresses and button downs to add to your summer work wardrobe below!

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H&M – Sleeveless Linen Blouse – Apricot – Ladies • H&M • $17

ASOS Ditsy Mix & Match Midi Cami Dress • Asos • $49

Oscar de la Renta Snakeskin Waist Belt • Oscar de la Renta • $200

Public Desire Josie Floral Pumps • $41

 

 

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Bcbgeneration Long Slit Tank • BCBGeneration • $30.59

BCBGeneration Striped Cami Dress – Brown • BCBGeneration • $98

Dolce & Gabbana Snakeskin Wrap Around Belt • Dolce & Gabbana • $85

Loeffler Randall Pari • Loeffler Randall • $195–245

-Happy Styling