However, I also think that we should make an effort once in a while to wear things differently than we typically would. It's incredibly refreshing to shake things up a bit. Lately I've been thinking of trying outfits that are tone-on-tone in color using just lighter & darker shades of the same color.
Dorothy Perkins red dress / Dorothy Perkins top / Mossimo sleeveless pullover / Dorothy Perkins pink capri / Merona eyelet pencil skirt / House of Holland flower print shoes / Gap navy blue flat / Dorothy Perkins ankle strap pointed pumps / Sparkling Sage blue necklace / Purple jewelry, $49 / Guess jewelry / Dorothy Perkins bead bracelet / Bracelets bangle / Dorothy Perkins scarve
The key to making this work without looking too "matchy-matchy" is using varying textures & patterns, thus creating visual interest. Also, accessories with metallic finishes will compliment these outfits nicely as well as add another layer of interest.
While I don't think I would personally sport a tone-on-tone look on a regular basis, I think I will try & incorporate it more often. For those of you who tend to shy away from color mixing, this may feel more familiar & comfortable to you.
Regardless of your preference, I would always encourage you to change things up a bit now & again. I think you'll find it's a breath of fresh air!
A big thank you to Sherry at The Life of the Party Blog for having me as a guest today!! You need to head on over to her blog to see her classy outfits & decorating ideas! Not to mention her photos are easy on the eye since she lives in Hawaii! She has been nothing but kind, patient & helpful to me & I'm glad to call her a "blogging friend". Those of you that are bloggers know that connecting with new people during this adventure is definitely an added bonus!
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