Mostly Monochrome

March 19, 2015

Los Angeles, CA

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We’ve all got solid color separates in our wardrobe. Essential to our everyday, these  staple pieces are truly great for any season.

Today, I’m sticking with separates that are both similar shades of gray.  When pairing pieces that are within the same color hue, I find, that if done right, the outcome can be as striking as wearing a bold pattern or vivid color.  The key is to mix different textures and designs.  It doesn’t have do be anything dramatic but  you’ll want to make sure that the fabrics and cuts are different enough from one another so that variety and depth is added where it otherwise may be lacking.

The ruffles and sophisticated structure of this peplum top from Ruche contrasts perfectly with my light-wash, more casual, denim skinnies.  I cheated and added a touch of color with an orange statement necklace but since I am new to trying out this trend, I figured I’d start off slow.  Mixing blacks, whites and neutrals are a great place to start.  We all have to start somewhere, right? I’m hoping to become brave enough to pull off a brighter, bolder monochromatic look by the end of spring/beginning of summer.  What do you guys think of mixing similar shades? Any pros out there?

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Peplum Top: Ruche

Gray Skinnies: Nordstrom 

Necklace: J. Crew  (Similar here) 

Bracelet & Rings: Madewell 

Black Pumps: Aldo (On Sale) 

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Photos By: Courtney Locks