Monochromatic look

Going Monochromatic With A Pleated Skirt

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.

Monochromatic look

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.

Monochromatic look

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.

Monochromatic look

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.

Monochromatic look

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?

Monochromatic look

Monochromatic look

Monochromatic look

I’m swinging into the weekend with a long To-do-list. However, I plan on having fun tonight!

Club Monaco pleated skirt (old), option here
Madewell Etta pumps
Madewell clutch, similar here

 

Happy Friday y’all!
XO Cheryl

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2 Comments

  • Reply LAURA S WENGER

    Cheryl, I’ve so enjoyed following you over the months with your well considered, chic pairings. And now I’m right here in the heart of your beautiful city for the first time! Wish I had a week to get your recommendations on shops not-to-be-missed and restaurants to enjoy. So far I have been delighted by Gwen’s in Mount Pleasant by both staff and merchandise) a lovely meal at Morgan Creek on the Isle of Palm. We’re here with a large group and will be touring the Yorktown so running out of time but would still appreciate any suggestions you might be able to offer. Like that reasonably priced hidden gym of a shop nearby!!
    Thanks, Laura

    October 6, 2018 at 8:50 am
    • Reply Mama B

      Laura, Thank you and so glad to hear you’re in Charleston. If you’re looking to shop local you might stop at Copper Penny. They are located both downtown and in Mt. Pleasant. If you’re looking for good eats they’re so many great places. Some of our favorites are Le Farelle, The Ordinary, McIntosh, The Grocery, all located downtown. For super casual you might try Poes, or a bit more up scale High Thyme or The Obstinate Daughter on Sullivan’s Island. I hope you have a wonderful time!!!
      XO Cheryl

      October 6, 2018 at 9:21 am

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