We’ve been seeing monochromatic looks with knee length pleated skirts on the runway this season and I’m on board. A monochromatic look is a great option when you’re unsure how to mix certain patterns or you’re simply in a hurry.
The key to a successful monochromatic look is mixing patterns and textures, adding a variety of hues (they does not have to perfectly match) and not leaving home without a few cool accessories. For this look I paired a Club Monaco pleated skirt (maybe six years old) with my Rachel Comey distressed sweatshirt, Madewell Etta pumps in spiced olive (on sale), Mango tortoiseshell resin earrings and Madewell clutch. I also added a bracelet and delicate stacking rings.
I love this Rachel Comey distressed sweatshirt. I picked it up in Chicago for my then upcoming Alaska trip. It looks great worn alone or layered over a shirt or turtleneck. It’s very versatile and pairs nicely with jeans, skirts or trousers. Click on the following link: Distressed in Alaska to see how I styled it for that trip.
My daughter acquired this bracelet when she worked at Copper Penny during high school. I always loved it and remember repeatedly telling her that I had bracelet envy. Somehow it got left behind when she moved to Chicago eight years ago. I told her I would keep it safe until she wanted it back. Now, it makes me feel close to her when I wear it. Thinking she may have to battle me for it since possession is nine-tenths of the law. Ha-ha.
I was having a difficult time deciding if I wanted to wear little ankle socks. It is a look I’m fond of, although I know it’s not for everyone. So I decided to shoot both and let you decide, with or without socks?
I’m swinging into the weekend with a long To-do-list. However, I plan on having fun tonight!