A Black Out with Blue Jeans

Knit Hat: UO, Blazer: Goodwill (boy’s), Mockneck top: Shop in Georgia, Keys & Necklace: Florence, Italy, Bangles & Rings: Gifted & Thrifted, Jeans: H&M, Booties: Old NavyI’ve been wearing a lot of black lately (see here, here). Not because I want to look thinner (though after all the Christmas cookies it’s a definite plus) I’ve simply found darker monochromatic looks easier to put together when I’m feeling uninspired by the rest of my wardrobe. The simplicity and streamlined silhouette of an all black look offers the perfect “blank canvas” for accessorizing, allowing you to really play up your statement pieces.

Here are a few tips to playing around with monochromatic looks this winter:

  • You don’t have to wear black if you’re worried about looking washed out in all black opt for navy blue, forest green, deep reds, rich browns or charcoal gray instead.
  • Monochromatic looks don’t have to be boring play around with materials and textures as you would with colors. Try pairing black cigarette pants with a black silk blouse and black faux fur vest.
  • Play up the accessories a monochromatic look is essentially a blank canvas, set the tone of the outfit by selecting bold accessories. This is the perfect time to try out that studded collar, heelless shoe or bib necklace that you’ve been trying to style all year.
  • Make a statement with your outwear keeping the rest of your look simple is the perfect excuse to get a little wild with your outerwear. Brightly colored peacoats, fun faux fur jackets and patterned wraps are perfect when paired with sleek monochromatic looks this season.

Have you played around with monochromatic looks?


10 responses to “A Black Out with Blue Jeans

  1. Ooh, lalal! I’ve been wearing a lot of black lately myself, mostly out of illness and desperation, but I’m starting to think it’s a perfect way to showcase all my long necklaces and colorful scarves. We’ve got to survive winter somehow, right?

  2. I’m going to have to try your outfit idea on #2!

  3. You always look fab in any color. But monochromatic is great on you with your gorgeous red locks being your colorful accessory!


  4. AMAZING! I think it makes your beautiful hair stand out even more! You look great!

  5. i love your necklace! I to have been feeling the monochromatic look lately…love all your black!!

  6. Love the black on black! You have such cute style 🙂

    The Other Side of Gray

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  8. Great post! I agree. Black can be the perfect stage for crazy-ass accessories (and your awesome red hair)!

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