This week's #iwillwearwhatilike theme is monochrome, but meaning true monochrome, i.e. head-to-toe one colour (not black and white)! I went with white because it's not only the perfect colour to shake off winter, but because it's one of the easiest colours to get different pieces to match. Think how many blues, reds or greens there are: White does come in different 'shades' but nowhere near as many that the brights come in!
I managed to squeeze in one last wear of this white lace SS14 sweater before the weather (hopefully) gets warmer - the thick, high neck of this piece completely negates the need for a scarf, it keeps your neck so warm. (We had a glorious weekend of wall-to-wall sunshine and calm wind, so although it was cold the sun did actually do something in terms of heating us up a bit.) With some white tailored trousers (similar) and a white backpack my monochrome look was complete... I allowed myself one tiny pop of colour with the yellow on the flats. Couldn't resist.
Wearing one colour head-to-toe can be especially tricky, and you have to really like the colour to start. Unless you go for black (which in my books doesn't count!), it's a really bold look and incredibly striking. Including different textures is a good idea if you're going for monochrome, otherwise a tailored suit or co-ords will do all the work for you. It does a great job of lengthening your body - the eye is drawn straight up and down because there's nothing breaking you up.
INCLUDING DIFFERENT TEXTURES IS A GOOD IDEA IF YOU'RE GOING FOR MONOCHROME, OTHERWISE A TAILORED SUIT OR CO-ORDS WILL DO ALL THE WORK FOR YOU. IT DOES A GREAT JOB OF LENGTHENING YOUR BODY - THE EYE IS DRAWN STRAIGHT UP AND DOWN BECAUSE THERE'S NOTHING BREAKING YOU UP.
I do hope some of you have some one-colour looks to share - don't forget you can add old posts, they don't have to be current... Scroll down for the details and the link up. And of course if you add a monochrome look this week you may be featured next week!
HAVE YOU WORN A (TRUE) MONOCHROME LOOK - AND IF NOT, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR COLOUR OF CHOICE FOR A HEAD-TO-TOE ONE COLOUR OUTFIT? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS OR TWEET ME @NOTLAMB!
Oasap sweater SS14 (I love the Karen Millen fringed roll neck jumper) | ASOS trousers (the Topshop tailored cigarette trousers are similar) | Daniel Footwear flats SS14 (I like these two-tone pointed flats) | ASOS backpack (I love the Rebecca Minkoff 'Moto' white leather backpack - and it's on sale!) | ASOS oversized round sunglasses | Maybelline Color Drama Lipstick 'Fab Orange'
SHOP THE LOOK:
Thank you for joining the #iwillwearwhatilike link up! This started as a campaign on Instagram in August 2015 where women over 30 wore everything on a journalist's list of "inappropriate" items for 30+ women (including leopard print, short dresses and oversized sunglasses. Yes, really). It was so popular that I decided to carry it on weekly where women of all ages link up their fabulous style, never mind what anyone tells them not to wear!
So link up every Monday at 3pm UK time - it'll stay open for a week. Whilst the original article was of course aimed at the 30+, you can be ANY age to link up. The only criteria is that you're wearing whatever you damn well like!
This is for linking up what you've been wearing (or would like to wear) only. I like to keep it all looking tidy because I'm a bit of a neat-freak, so non-outfit links will be removed - it's only fair to others linking up!
THE OPTIONAL THEME FOR 21 MARCH IS FLORALS
(to celebrate March Equinox!)
(to celebrate March Equinox!)
Please be a good sport and do the following...1. Follow your host Not Dressed As Lamb via Bloglovin or Instagram
2. Link up your outfits (blog or Instagram posts) that show how you choose to wear what you like - as many as you like!
3. Include a link back to the post if you're linking from a blog post, or add my button (below)
4. Post your outfit on Instagram (if you use it) with the hashtag #iwillwearwhatilike - Monday's the day to join in the IG fun
5. Please do not link up anything other than outfits, shoes, accessories or make-up - non-outfit links will be removed. This link up is for linking up what you've been wearing (or would like to wear) only
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