Last Friday, I went to visit my friends at Better Kansas City to do a segment on Fast Fashion. If you missed it, you can still view it here. Planning outfits for these appearances is always a little stressful. My outfit needs to be completely put together in a way that I still look and feel like myself. If I feel great about my look, I know I will look comfortable in front of the camera. For this appearance, I decided to wear one of my go-to summer looks.
If you know me, then you know that I love a great monochromatic look. It is probably my go-to look for EVERY season because it always looks clean, simple and effortless. As the seasons change, the colors of my monochromatic looks change too. Since summer is definitely still here (hello heat index of 110 degrees today), my go-to monochromatic look is groundbreaking: White on white. I love the polished look of bright white from head-to-toe. Throughout my appointments this summer, I worked with clients on how to execute this look by looking past color and print and teaching them how to focus on design. Any monochromatic look is going to be based more on the design aspects of the pieces and white on white is no different.
Top: Off the shoulder top (sold out) //Post Edit
Denim: Articles of Society//Nordstrom
Shoes: Steve Madden//Nordstrom
Necklace: Pegasus Necklace//Stella & Dot
Tips for creating the perfect monochromatic look for the Summer.
Add an element of dimension. Try pairing pieces together that have different textures. Sometimes it’s difficult to match colors when wearing the same type of fabric. If you wear contrasting textiles, your look will be automatically elevated because the contrasting fabrics will look evident.
Look towards design. Choose tops with unexpected design details like unique necklines and sleeves. Choose bottoms with frayed hems or some subtle distressing.
Fit over Fashion. When white jeans are involved, fit is VERY IMPORTANT. Unfortunately, this isn’t the item you can pluck off the shelf and take home and expect it to fit perfectly. Invest your time into finding a pair of white denim jeans that make you feel great. NO, this doesn’t mean they have to come with a $300 price tag either. It means you should take the time to try on multiple pairs to find which one is right for you. I have had multiple white jean appointments with clients and because we take the time to analyze fit, we find a winner every time. Also..heads up that this is the time to find white jeans ON SALE!
Undergarments are key. Fabrics can be deceiving. At home, you may not be able to see through your white top or white denim. But, don’t be fooled! Outdoor sunlight is BRIGHT and will shine a light right through that gorgeous silk white top. Eeek. So…make sure you are wearing the proper undergarments for your white on white look. This means nude bras, nude camisoles and nude undies people! Not white. If you are in need of a refresh on any of these items, let me know. That is one of my specialties.
Finish with the perfect accessories. Shoes and jewelry can really make a statement with this look. Play with a trendier shoe style like a lace up sandal to jazz it up. Silver or gold jewels will complement white on white. Try mixing the metals for an edgier look.
Until next time…