How to Go Monochrome for Spring

Today I want to wander around the conversation about base wardrobes (see past post) and simple dressing. I don’t know about you all, but I’ve been feeling a pull towards simplicity even before the pandemic. In terms of my home, my life, my style, basically everything. Moving towards less is more, natural elements and earth tones and minimalism.

I love color though, even bright pops of color and interesting patterns and stand out items. Creating a balance of a sense of style that is simple yet interesting is my ultimate goal.

Watching the New York Fashion Week a couple of weeks ago I saw a lot of monochrome style. Full head to toe in the same color or shades of the same color. I think this is a good way to have a simple base wardrobe while also using color. Here are my attempts at going monochrome this spring:

Casual/Day Look ~ Obviously not all the same color, but this is an earth tones monochrome look I’m going for. A printed shoe adding some interest while still keeping in the neutral vibe.

This outfit was in my white jeans blog post – Women’s Lauren Ralph Lauren Herringbone Blazer Wool Blend Coat (affiliate link), blouse and shoes from Nordstrom, white jeans from J.Crew

Dressy Look ~

Ralph Lauren coat same as above, Nordstrom dress and boots ~ Women’s English Factory Dot Puff Sleeve Minidress, Women’s Jeffrey Campbell Patti Knee High Boot (affiliate links), Rebecca Minkoff bag

Here’s a casual monotone gray look with sneakers:

Zara dress, ModCloth cardigan, Reebox sneakers from QVC

A green monotone look with a jacket and crossbody bag:

Older ModCloth coat, Tory Burch crossbody bag, Lucky Brand boots

For March I have been making it a point to wear cheerful clothes, it’s my least favorite month and I want to express happiness. This green look did just that! I feel as though dressing monotone makes picking out my clothes easier and anything to simplify life sounds good to me 🙂

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