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How to look great in a monochromatic outfit

#fashionover40 #fashionover50 Example monochromatic work outfit at the weekly Top of the World Style linkup party @ High Latitude Style @ http://www.highlatitudestyle.com
fashion over 40 monochromatic work outfit
Jeanne Pierre sweater worn over eShakti lace dress with collier de chien belt, GNW tight, and Nicole fall sandals (all own) for a monochromatic work outfit in fall

Wear a dress as skirt with sweater in similar hue

This monochromatic work outfit recycles a lace dress from summer to create a monochromatic outfit. The dress is worn under the sweater as a skirt. The structure of the lace creates interest and is in contrast to the flat knit of the tights and sweater. The suede fall sandals add another texture in the same shades. The different structures of the material keep the monochromatic outfit interesting.

fashion over 40 monochromatic office outfit
Back view of monochromatic work outfit with eShakti dress worn as skirt under Jeanne Pierre sweater with Nicole fall suede sandals, tights and statement belt (all own)

Style your outerwear and include what sticks out from the outfit underneath

For the commute to work, I decided to make the turquoise the pop of color of the outerwear outfit as the tights and sandals had already this color. I added a scarf and gloves in a similar shade of turquoise. Again here I play with different texture – suede (mate), silk (shiny). The Camel bag picks up the black of the coat, but again in a different texture pebbled vs. suede.

fashion over 50 monochromatic winter outerwear outfit
Shearling coat with turquoise suede gloves, silk scarf, GNW tights and Nicole fall sandals with black Camel bag (all own)

Do you like monochromatic outfits? How do you keep them interesting and not boring? Do you style your outerwear outfit? Let me know, I am curious. Send me an email or just linkup examples in addition to your OOTD posts.

Top of the World Style linkup-party

Thanks to those of you who linked up last week. You are all so stylish! The Readers’ Fav OOTD goes to the link you clicked the most which was Lynn Holland’s OOTD from One I made Earlier Today. Blue and green together were always a strong debate in fashion, but she shows that it can work well. They are adjacent on the color wheel. The red vest with stripes, leopard flats and white denim after Labor Day outfit from Jennie from A Pocketful of Polka Dots became My Fav OOTD.

over 40 fashion Top the World OOTD Readers' Fav and My Fav Lynn and Jennie
Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav and My Fav Lynn and Jennie, respectively. Photos from these ladies’ posts

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