Sweater • Nordstrom | Pants • Similar options here, here, here and below | Boots • Vince Camuto | Fedora • Old, similar here | Tote • Michael Kors (similar here) | Lip Pencil • M·A·C Burgundy | Lipstick • M·A·C Dark Side
I love a monochromatic look. I remember watching the TV show Dynasty years ago. Linda Evans as Krystle Carrington always looked so chic and stunning in a monochrome outfit. Her classic look was often a loose blouse, a tailored skirt or pants and a belt, all in the same color. The look was finished with coordinating pumps – a matching color for pants or nude for the skirt. A head-to-toe single-color look will instantly help you look longer and leaner. Bring it on!
Inspired by that idea, I wanted to try it with a more casual feel and in burgundy. Have you noticed it’s one of my favorite colors lately? 😉 It’s so warm and rich and flattering to most skin tones. Whether it’s called Burgundy, Merlot, Zinfandel or good old maroon, it’s still fabulous. If you like red tones but don’t want to wear something that bright, isn’t this a great choice?
When I put this together inside, it was a wonderful combination of deep red hues. Unfortunately the pants didn’t photograph as deep in color as the rest of the outfit. They are a lighter-weight fabric (actually a summer weave) which may have contributed to the color issue. Live and learn. I’ve linked better pants choices if you’d like to put together a similar ensemble. 🙂
I think I’ll try other monochromatic looks here soon. I’m not giving up because of the “miss” above. The siren song of longer and leaner is too tempting to deny.
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