I am very pleased to announce that I have just finished writing up the pattern for my little grey top (the one I have been bragging about here, here and here), which means it has officially made it into the “coming soon” category!
While my fairy tech-editor is working her magic on the pattern, let me brag one more time about this design and show you another of my outfits featuring this little number.
This time I went for an extreme head-to-toe monochromatic look and wore it with the same blouse I showed earlier plus a pair of slim-fitting jeans of the same shade of grey. Although it is not as bold as, say an all-yellow outfit would be, it is still a colour statement. And my favourite colour statement!
Here is a short list of what I like about this particular outfit:
All of the pieces have different textures which, when put together, add depth and dimension to the overall look and stop it from being too matchy-matchy. The smooth silky surface of the blouse and the strong sturdy denim of the jeans bring out the soft repousse relief of the crocheted top and make it the hero piece, while the shiny metallic leather of the shoes creates that extra pop of glamour. I usually shy away from colour blocking and mixing patterns in my outfits, as that requires a bit more sartorial acumen than I possess, but mixing different textures of the same colour and wearing them as layers make my fashion experimentations a lot less daunting.
The single shade monochrome creates one uninterrupted line from head to toe, which is a good thing, as it visually elongates my silhouette and makes me appear longer and taller. At least in theory.
I suppose I could boost this all-grey combo with a contrasting colour statement accessory if I wanted to break up the monochromatic flow. I also suppose it wouldn’t be that difficult, since, with a blank canvas of an outfit like this, you cannot go too wrong choosing a contrast colour, can you?
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