Hello, my dear friends! Are you enjoying the last days of summer? The weather sure took a dive into the cool end, water takes longer to warm up in the morning now. During the day, however, we still get ~ 80F so definitely transitioning. Outfit-wise, I feel very strongly to cleanse the palette a bit, i.e. take out some of the spring/summer colors and replace them with fall/winter hues. The perfect middle ground would be monochrome, because, black/white is always in fashion. ^^
Today’s look was one I wore to lunch one day with friends, casual on top, business on the bottom. The idea of not wearing denim or a skirt is that I wanted to look dressier but not overly feminine because we were at the National Press Club, a very sophisticated but more old-fashioned space.
When style pieces of the same color together, shape, texture and details are styling points to make the whole outfit interesting. In today’s case, it was the balloon sleeves and cropped flare pants. Together, they create a very contemporary shape that is also complimentary.
Many believe with a monochrome outfit, one have to add a pop of color that is dramatic. While it is a very classy move, I personally think a little more subdued color contrast is super elegant. I recently acquired a khaki suede Manu Atelier bag that is very stylish and functional, it is the perfect “understated but not unnoticeable” bag I was looking for. The color is also more neutral which is perfect with today’s all white look.
I went with a pair of wing-tipped style loafers with ultra-platform soles, they are both old-school and funky. Not to mention the trim colors do pick up those on the bag handle.
Thank you so much for reading! I hope you find good inspiration in today’s outfit. See you in my next post!
Loeil top <similar & affordable: here, here & here>;
Ellery cropped pants <current season on sale, similar on sale here & here>
Gucci loafers <also in black>;
Manu Atelier bag <other colors>;
Dior sunglasses & necklace;
David Yurman Bel Aire necklace & amulet;