Monday, July 6, 2015

Minty Fresh

What the colorblocking trend has been to the last few years, monochromatic ensembles and matching sets are to now. A trick to making sure you don't look too much like your grandma's matching suit is to really take it over the top and continue the single color through fun accessories. Like, "in case you didn't know these colors paired together was intentional, I will hit you over the head with how intentional I was with this." 

It's kind of a fun game to see how matchy-matchy you can be without looking too crazy. I paired this lightweight polka dot mint top with a mint skater skirt with a quilted texture. The key here is making sure textures and pattens differ. This ensures you don't look like a big mint (or whatever color) blob. Mint socks and a mint watch are fun accents, while a mint statement necklace, that would usually really stand out, melts nicely in to this sherbet color palette. Again, it's mostly the texture that sets it apart. A mint purse is the finishing touch, because, honestly why not at this point?

A bright pink lip creates a nice contrast to all the mint and nude sandals camouflage well into the look without drawing attention. Which brings me to: what are your thoughts on socks and sandals? I think it only works in specific situations. But, the way things are looking everybody and their dog will be rocking that combo a year or two from now, so might as well dive in and try it out now!

I really love how a look can be so clean and fresh, with so many bold components and crazy parts, but nothing stands out too much. Now, go forth and get monochromatic. It's such a fun challenge!


Outfit Details: Top: H&M, Skirt: H&M, Socks: Modcloth (similar), Shoes: Payless, Necklace: Wal-Mart (similar), Purse: Target (similar)

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