Nothing Short of Chic: Personal Style: Monochrome Layering

11.9.15

Personal Style: Monochrome Layering


A Fresh Layering Formula Fit For the Office & Beyond on #NothingShortOfChic
 
 LOCATION: SUNSHINE COAST, BC
   
 
A new formula for you to try.


Depending on where you live, the weather is either still very hot (due to thermal lag), very cold (and/or stormy), or can't make up its mind (as is the case here on the Sunshine Coast). Although those with summery weather still can wear summery clothes (in which case you can search for inspiration in the past two months' archives), those with cooler temperatures need the layers to stay comfortable and those with bipolar weather need the options for any surprise thermal switches. But some of the tried-and-true layering formulas can feel stale or overdone, especially after a season of easy-breezy dressing, so to help you get back into that fall season, here's a new look to take inspiration from:

Sheer Open-Knit Top - Cropped Sleeveless Top - Printed Silk Scarf + Flared-Hem Pencil Skirt + Low-Heeled Oxfords

A Fresh Layering Formula Fit For the Office & Beyond on #NothingShortOfChic
A Fresh Layering Formula Fit For the Office & Beyond on #NothingShortOfChic
A Fresh Layering Formula Fit For the Office & Beyond on #NothingShortOfChic

A Fresh Layering Formula Fit For the Office & Beyond on #NothingShortOfChic

A Fresh Layering Formula Fit For the Office & Beyond on #NothingShortOfChic

A Fresh Layering Formula Fit For the Office & Beyond on #NothingShortOfChic

A Fresh Layering Formula Fit For the Office & Beyond on #NothingShortOfChic

A Fresh Layering Formula Fit For the Office & Beyond on #NothingShortOfChic
Photography by DJ Cleland-Hura Long-Sleeve Top: Thrifted | Sleeveless Top: Petite Sophisticate | Skirt: Thrifted | Shoes: Naturalizer (Thrifted) | Scarf: Gudrun Bauer

I myself felt like I needed to try something new, so I played with the idea of role-reversal - instead of covering my top with the open-knit, I did just the opposite. I much prefer this look to the cami-over-tee look that gained popularity in the street-style scene recently, because the sleeveless top looks a little like a vest and takes away the oddness of the thin straps over another shirt (same goes for the evening slips over tees). The monochrome palette with the small-but-powerful pop of color in the form of a silk neckerchief allows all the details of the various pieces to be seen and appreciated - the pattern in the knit top; the ruffled hem of the skirt and its buttoned panels; the subtle beading at the hem of the sleeveless top.

Of course, there are many ways you can customize this look. I'd simply suggest keeping the outfit fairly monochromatic so that the various details can speak out without being blown over by color.

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