Happy hump day, Fleurdille fam!! I feel like a new woman today and am all kinds of jazzed to be at work. The last 4 days I’ve been at home with Abby who had the flu and I was starting to feel so cooped up! I also feel like a new woman because it is finally starting to warm up. I mean, I honestly can’t remember a time where it’s been so cold for so long in Dallas. Who ever has heard of a 20-something degree day in March in Dallas of all places. Crazy!
As Spring finally makes it’s debut in Dallas, I am going full force ahead and switching over to Spring outfits. One of my absolute favorite things about Spring and Summer fashion is that I can take my love for white and neutrals to a whole new level. Whether you’re as obsessed with neutrals as I am or not, Spring/Summer is the best time to bust our your Little White Dresses and wear your favorite white pieces.
When I first started blogging, I became familiar with the term “monochromatic looks” and it really intimidated me. I could not imagine wearing all of the same color. It seemed to make such a statement and frankly, I didn’t know if I could pull it off. Wearing all black was one thing and a monochromatic look that even I could pull off. But color? All white? I was not so sure.
So I went to work. As I started to define my own personal style, I started to research how to pull off a monochromatic look. Through numerous trials and errors and lots of reading, I’ve accumulated some tips on how to pull off a monochromatic look.
For those that are feeling a bit befuddled right now, let’s start first with what a monochromatic look even is.
how to pull off a monochromatic look:
- pick your color – picking a color is the first step to pulling off a monochromatic look. I suggest picking a color that you like and a color that works well with your skin tone.
- mix textures – in an effort to break up your look a bit, mix and match different textures. For example, for this look I went with a solid cotton skirt and cotton tank. Then I layered a ribbed cardigan over it. The texture gives it more depth and breaks it up a bit.
- stick to the best silhouettes for our figure – knowing your body plays a big part in pulling off a monochromatic look. You still want to gravitate towards style that work best for your body. For example, since I am short waisted, I always opt for an outfit that will elongate my torso. The skirt and skirt in this look give the illusion of a dress and make my stomach look longer than it truly is.
- longer = leaner – this is true always, no matter what. The longer your body appears, the leaner you appear. Wearing all of one color already makes you look leaner, but adding length to your body further amplifies it. Opt for heels or form-fitting pants to achieve this look!
photography: fort lion studio