It may sound like witchcraft, but believe me when I say you can make a monochrome look out of polka dots - it's all in the colours you choose!I wore this outfit a couple of weekends ago for an informal birthday party - held at a friend's house and one that promised dancing round the living room (the adults all being in their 40s and relishing all the 70s, 80s and 90s hits we were playing... We have no shame). Therefore I wanted to wear something a little fun that also included comfy shoes for all day plus evening dancing.
The monochrome look was purely accidental, but if you look at the full-length photos you will see that the outfit looks pretty much the same colour from head to toe (squint a bit if you're not quite getting it) - a plummy-burgundy red colour. What I didn't realise was that the navy blouse with red polka dots (similar) looks like burgundy at a distance, and in fact the same burgundy of my go-to favourite peg trousers.
THE MONOCHROME LOOK WAS PURELY ACCIDENTAL, BUT IF YOU LOOK AT THE FULL-LENGTH PHOTOS YOU WILL SEE THAT THE OUTFIT LOOKS PRETTY MUCH THE SAME COLOUR FROM HEAD TO TOE.
I love the three colours (that you can see in the close-up photo below of the blouse and trousers) together - add silver in the form of my fabulously-comfortable Finery two-tone slip ons and you have yourself one very easy-to-wear outfit. It was perfect for travelling the 2.5 hour journey to our friends' house, perfect for lounging around and watching the rugby, and perfect for a spot of Dad dancing later on.
SHOP THE LOOK:
This Wednesday I'll be featuring more shoes (well, boots) from Finery, in fact a whole outfit from the British brand. If you haven't checked them out yet please do - they're a young online-only brand with some very edgy but very wearable items, and the quality is second-to-none considering the reasonable prices.
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Blouse: Fever London c/o (similar - I love this one too) | Trousers: ASOS (old, similar) | Shoes: Finery c/o | Belt: TK Maxx (similar) | Sunglasses: Quay Australia (similar)
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