Mastering the Monochromatic Look for Spring

all-white monochromatic look

Spring has officially sprung in Nashville! The temps are up and everything is in bloom. We’ve been trying to spend as much time outside as possible – long walks with Barb, training for our half marathon (update on that coming soon!), having a glass of wine on the balcony, etc.

Another thing that excites me about this time of year is starting to bring all of my lighter and brighter wardrobe pieces back into regular rotation. One trend I always love is the all-white, monochromatic look – here are a few tips for pulling it off:

  1. Get yourself a good pair of white jeans. This is actually more difficult than it sounds! I have full-but-muscular thighs and calves, and sometimes white denim can accentuate them in a way that isn’t super flattering. I found this pair of jeans at Old Navy years ago (here is their current style, and here is another pair I have my eyes on!) – and they’ve been very good to me.
  2. Give it shape. To avoid looking like a bedsheet ghost, make sure you’re selecting pieces that are more fitted, tuck well (like this cami), or you can accentuate your figure with a tailored blazer or belt. I added a little cognac braided belt to this outfit and I love the neutral pop of color it provides.
  3. Play with texture! This isn’t supposed to look like a “uniform,” so make sure you’re adding in a few different elements of texture. For example, my slides are off-white but they are made of a woven straw material. I also opted for a light oatmeal cardigan – again, it’s in the same scheme but adds a little more depth.
  4. Keep the accessories simple. In the case of an all-white look, I prefer to wear my basic, everyday jewelry. These tortoise hoops were an Amazon find (under $7!) and I wear them ALL the time.

What are your thoughts on a monochromatic look? Have you ever rocked an all-white ensemble? Let me know in the comments and as always, thanks so much for reading!

Cheers,

E

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