Monochromatic

how to wear monochromatic over 50

I don’t do neutrals

They’re so unflattering on someone as pale as me. A far cry from the stylish and harmonious vibe they’re supposed to convey, for sure. But I can achieve the same impact by wearing something monochromatic… in colour.

So, I wanted to create an outfit that looks neutral, with the colours blending in seamlessly, mixing soft berry tones, purple and a splash of bright pink.

This outfit looks casual yet put-together. Nothing stands out, but I don’t have to worry about fading into the background, either. There’s some pattern and different textures, yet the overall impression is very harmonious. The colours are very saturated, yet they look subtle and subdued.

Yes, you don’t need to wear neutrals: you can just fake them, in purple and pink and berry…

casual monochromatic

monochromatic

casual monochromatic

Outfit details:

down jacket: Beaumont / top: Custo Barcelona / trousers: Marks and Spencer / 

bag: Gloria Ortiz / sunglasses: Marc Jacobs / shoes: Clarks

What do you think, is this outfit ‘neutral’ enough?

Tiina

FOLLOW:

Linking up with:

Not Dead Yet StyleElegantly Dressed and StylishGaray TreasuresHigh Latitude StyleSydney Fashion HunterThe Pleated PoppyStyle ElixirGet Your Pretty OnHappiness at Mid-LifeA Labour of LifeDoused in PinkCurly Crafty MomFashion Should Be FunRachel the HatSincerely Jenna MarieMore Pieces of MeColor and GraceThe Wardrobe StylistNot Dressed As LambStyle NudgeCoco et La Vie en RoseFashionably Employed,The Fabulous JourneyLiving on Cloud NineA Well Styled LifeElegance and MommyhoodPosh Classy MomNancy’s Fashion StyleSheela WritesShelbee on the Edge Over 50 Feeling 40 A Pocketful of Polka Dots Style SplashThe Fashionista MommaTina’s Pink Friday

19 Comments

  1. Tina von tinaspinkfriday
    March 2, 2017 / 4:50 am

    Berry, purple and pink looks sooo much better than boring neutral. You look amazing Tiina.Xo Tina

    • Tiina L
      March 3, 2017 / 10:53 am

      Thanks, Tina. These colours certainly look better than neutrals on a pale girl like me…

  2. señora Allnut
    March 2, 2017 / 11:52 am

    fabulous color combo, so much better than usual neutrals!. I love all those colors creating a subtle ensemble, working together, very elegant!besos

    • Tiina L
      March 3, 2017 / 10:53 am

      Thanks! This is my 'alternative neutral'…

  3. Suzanne Carillo
    March 2, 2017 / 3:54 pm

    I love this colour on you. bisousSuzanne

    • Tiina L
      March 3, 2017 / 10:53 am

      Thanks, Suzanne.

  4. Nancy's Fashion Style
    March 2, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    Beautiful colors! The colors look like delicious desert!

    • Tiina L
      March 3, 2017 / 10:54 am

      Thanks, Nancy. I prefer soft colours, especially near my face.

  5. Nicole Mölders
    March 3, 2017 / 5:36 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. The color is great on you. Nice neighborhood. I guess this is your GB home.

    • Tiina L
      March 3, 2017 / 10:56 am

      Thanks, Nicole. Yes, these pics were taken in the UK, though not in our neighbourhood. We went for a walk and this seemed like a good location for photos.

  6. Anna of Mutton Style and Years
    March 3, 2017 / 8:38 am

    A good idea and it really works. Looks great on you.

    • Tiina L
      March 3, 2017 / 10:56 am

      Thanks, Anna.

  7. Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    March 3, 2017 / 10:54 pm

    All the vibrant purples look lovely on you! Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday. It feels good to catch up with everyone!OXOXDawn Lucyhttp://fashionshouldbefun.com/

    • Tiina L
      March 5, 2017 / 6:59 pm

      Thanks! I hope you had a lovely vacation.

  8. Shelbee On The Edge
    March 5, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    Well, neutrals may not work for you, Tiina, but these purples, berries, and pinks sure as heck do! You look amazing! These are definitely your colors. And I guess that is the key to always looking fashionable…knowing what works for you! Thanks for linking up with me!Shelbeewww.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • Tiina L
      March 7, 2017 / 1:54 pm

      Thanks!

  9. Crazy Ask
    March 8, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    Beautiful model, she and the photographer both seem very experienced. =) Lovely dress, too.RegardsTechlazy.com

  10. vanity andme
    March 9, 2017 / 7:29 am

    Love these colours and I always love a monochromatic look. Thank you for linking up to Celebrating Style. I hope to see you again Tiina xwww.vanityandmestyle.com

    • Tiina L
      March 9, 2017 / 5:12 pm

      Thanks, Laurie. There's something sophisticated about a monochromatic look, it always looks a bit more put together, even when it's a casual look.

Leave a Reply