Wednesday, April 17, 2013

What to Wear - Monochromatic

Mint isn't the only hot trend this season. Monochromatic styles seem to be popping up everywhere. I've seen a lot of different looks incorporating various shades of one color, so why not give it a try myself?!

So into my closet I went searching for enough of one color that I could turn into an outfit. It wasn't long before I came up with this outfit:


Dress: Me (more about it here)
Cardigan: Old Navy (old)
Shoes: Target (here
Necklace: Caroline G (here)*
Belt: Target (came off a dress) 

Getting into the monochromatic mindset was a bit more difficult then I thought it would be because I'm the queen of contrasting. I'm so bad that I can't stand to wear blue with denim! Usually with this dress I wear a wide white belt and a white cardigan, so I was definitely stepping out of my comfort zone by pairing it with a teal sweater and necklace. I had to throw the yellow belt in there to add a contrasting color (and because I didn't have a blue belt of any kind), but I think it all worked. What do you think? Was this a hit or a miss?

I hope this outfit inspires you to get creative with your closet. I felt like I had on a brand new outfit because I had never worn these pieces together before.

*To get my bubble necklace, enter code "Melissa" at checkout for 15% off your purchase!

Linking up with Lindsay @ The Pleated Poppy for WIWW
 
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11 comments :

  1. That is such a cute dress. Now I'm curious to see how it came from you...off to read that

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  2. Love this combo! And this dress is fantastic. I've just started to learn how to make my own clothing so this is very inspiring!

    ~C

    Oh, She Dabbles

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  3. You definitely nailed this look! I used to be afraid of monochromatic too, but then I realized that it gave me a lot more ways to wear my clothes which was definitely a good thing. I love that dress you made - so impressive!

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  4. I love that entire outfit! I want to wear it!

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  5. Ah! I love this outfit- the dress print, the colors and the yellow belt. I have that sweater from Target too. I found you via The Pleated Poppy and yours is my favorite look of the week!

    http://www.themummychronicles.com

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  6. The dress looks great with the teal cardigan. Love it.

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  7. What a pretty outfit...I love these colors together! You look great :)

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  8. This outfit is awesome! I love it :)

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  9. That dress is gorgeous, and it's even more cool that you made it yourself!

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  10. This is a REALLY cute look! Love it. stopping by from wiww.

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