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.
Dressy Look ~
Here’s a casual monotone gray look with sneakers:
A green monotone look with a jacket and crossbody bag:
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 🙂