Almost Monochrome (It’s Actually White, Grey, Tan & Yellow)

White skinny jeans, grey marl tee & tan heels
I love how this outfit is almost entirely devoid of colour, but as the title suggests it’s actually made up of white… with grey, tan, yellow and silver. (And olive and black, if you count the bag.) I’ve also unintentionally doubled up on necklaces and belts: the two silver necklaces have a little more impact worn together, creating a statement necklace – and when getting dressed I realised I didn’t have a tan belt that was wide enough. Two skinny ones later and I’m good to go.

The white jeans are still going strong – I’m British so that thing about no white after Labor Day is lost on me – and my go-to bag at the moment is this super-practical, gorgeous snakeskin tote from Laura Ashley. I’m rather digging this grey marl with white colour combo; it’s making me wonder how else I can do it with what I have in my wardrobe already (sweat pants aside)!

Are any of you defying the no white after Labor Day rule? Or does it go over your head (like it does me)…?
White skinny jeans, grey marl tee & tan heels
White skinny jeans, grey marl tee & tan heels
Grey marl tee & silver necklaces
White skinny jeans, grey marl tee & tan heels
grey marl tee, white jeans & layered tan belts

Catherine x
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Necklaces: Tu at Sainsburys / Asos, T-shirt: Asos, Belts: New Look / Asos, Jeans: Asos, Bag: c/o Laura Ashley, Heels: Nine West (old), Grey cuff: Asos, Watch: Asos, Snake fingertip ring: New Look, Nails: Revlon Elegant

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  1. 23 September 2013 / 1:30 am

    That is the most amazing cuff…Wow!
    Hello, I'm Glenda of So What to Twenty! I found your blog on Visible Monday.
    I like how you pulled your look together. Very chic!

  2. 23 September 2013 / 1:29 am

    Must…Have…That…Bracelet/Cuff! So Chic!!
    Hello, I'm Glenda of So What to Twenty. I found your blog on Visible Monday. I really enjoyed how you paired your look. Very nice and effortless 🙂

  3. 19 September 2013 / 3:00 am

    I never follow the Labor Day rule. I think it's outdated anyway. Wearing white is great all year round! I think your white jeans look so great on you. This is such a cute casual look.

  4. 16 September 2013 / 4:50 pm

    I love grey and white and your styling, the necklace and bracelet are very cool, and the pops of yellow on your fingernails and shoes so fun 🙂

  5. 15 September 2013 / 7:06 pm

    No white after Labour Day goes completely over my head as well. Only heard of it recently and I think it is total nonsense.
    I am amazed on how well this outfit looks. Why don't I think of white with tan? It is such an obvious choice and I always forget about it. Oh yes, now I know why… I have tan belts but only tan boots, no tan shoes. And it is not boots time yet.

    • 15 September 2013 / 7:08 pm

      Again I have a PS….
      Your husband must be very proud when he sees you like this. You look sizzling hot.

  6. 15 September 2013 / 12:05 am

    I really love the layered necklaces (and your bracelet!) I really like an all-neutrals outfit.
    This Ever Evolving Life

  7. 14 September 2013 / 12:39 am

    you have an amazing blog and style Catherine. I strive to look as polished as you one day. glad I found you on here!

  8. 12 September 2013 / 8:55 pm

    I love that colour pallet, will be stealing that one Catherine! X

  9. 12 September 2013 / 3:21 pm

    I love the way grey makes white ok for Fall- because it really does. You look so effortlessly chic, here, Catharine. Just chic chic chic.

  10. 12 September 2013 / 9:15 am

    Love the two skinny belt idea – so simple, but will be pinching that one! Love this look. x

  11. 12 September 2013 / 12:44 am

    Okay, I'm American, over 60 years old, and have never understood the no white after Labor Day thing myself. In the past few years, I have been defying it to a small extent, although I must confess I still feel a little self conscious about it. But thanks for the encouragement. I'm going out in white tomorrow. Love your blog, btw.

  12. 11 September 2013 / 10:23 pm

    Wonderful look – love that bag and of course the great neutral shoes xoxo

  13. 11 September 2013 / 9:50 pm

    A really nice look on you! Very casually elegant.

  14. 11 September 2013 / 9:45 pm

    Hi Catherine. I just came across your blog. I love it!!! Your Asos cuff would be a great DIY project. Can you post more pictures? Thanks!!!


    • 11 September 2013 / 10:20 pm

      Hi Rani, and thank you! I'm afraid I don't have any more pictures of the cuff, if that's what you meant…! x

  15. 11 September 2013 / 5:37 pm

    I love the simple, classic grey tee with the white jeans Catherine! And your accessories are perfect, love that you've doubled up both belts and necklaces 🙂

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

  16. 11 September 2013 / 2:42 pm

    Love this look!!! The double necklace and belt are perfect. Plus your bag is structured and perfect! Very chic!
    Everyday Fashion

  17. 11 September 2013 / 2:05 pm

    Hi Catherine, Lovely outfit, I wish you would stop wearing those shoes though, I really love them and have tried every Google search going to try and find a pair but to no avail xx

    • 11 September 2013 / 2:15 pm

      :(( unfortunately they were from a couple of years ago, Tracey – and I did have a link to them on the only website I could find up until they sold out probably a few months ago. How about eBay? They're by Nine West and the style is called "Unmixed". Good luck honey xx

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