Thursday, December 21, 2017

The Power of Monochrome

All Red Winter Look
All Red Winter Look
All Red Winter Look

Monochrome is timeless and keeps one looking polished without trying too hard. Run out of styling ideas? Throw on separates in the same color scheme and voila - an effortless chic new look is born!


At the risk of sounding like a broken record, SF weather is so difficult to dress for. It’s not out of the ordinary to be at freezing point one hour and a couple hours later oops 70’s. Pile on the layers in the am and within an hour, you start peeling them off and shortly after you putting them on again. Who relates? Gotta love layering right?

 But if layering is not your cuppa tea, then a cool yet cozy and trendy balloon sleeve sweater over a midi skirt finished with booties is a perfect match for the deceptive weather.

I am sporting a head to toe holiday red look featuring different textures that come together seamlessly for an undeniably posh look. The skirt’s a steal at $28 and honestly so is the top and quite truthfully the boots. I was quite the red hot vision. 

What are your thoughts on monochromatism? Are you a master or a rookie when it comes to this tried and true trend?

Tips That Hit the Mark
-Go for pieces in different textures to add depth and dimension to your look. My knit sweater worked well with a silk skirt, a leather bag and woven booties.

-Have one or two of the pieces be slightly darker or lighter. For this look, I went for a bag that's a hue or 2 darker than everything else.

-Chuck awkwardness out the door and own your look. Some people may say wtf but your confidence will sell the look.

What other tips have worked for you? Please share in the comments section below. 

Hi y’all! It’s been one hot minute. Yours truly had her hands full and needed some time. I was on Instagram though, @fashionably_idu. Are we connected? Yaaassss!

Monochrome Red Winter Look
Monochrome Red Winter Look
Monochrome Red Winter Look
Monochrome Red Winter Look

Deets
Balloon Sleeve Sweater - Topshop (here)
Skirt - Forever 21 (here) Another one I like (here)
Booties - Steve Madden (here)
Bag - Chanel (old)


Thank you for stopping by, keep thinking the purple thoughts. Xx...


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37 comments:

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    1. Maravillosos, me encanta el maquillaje, las fotos y el post en general!! volveré a visitarlos
      Besos desde corbatasygemelos.es

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  2. Que bella ropa, el rojo es genial. Felices fiestas.

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  3. Very brave and so fashion look my dear!!! You look sobeautiful in this color and hairstyle :-)

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  4. Your tips are on the mark as usual and that is one fabulous monochrome look! I'd trade our cold NYC weather for the unpredictable SF weather in a heartbeat right now ;p Happy holidays to you and your family Idu!

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  5. You just look so fab in red, Idu:) And so love your hair!
    Wishing you and your family a lovely holiday season:)

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  6. Your look is awesome. You are fantastic in red I give you my best wishes for a happy Christmas

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  7. FANTABULOUS!!! Happy Holidays Sis.
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  8. Red is one of my favourite colours and you look just fabulous in this colour! Happy holidays!
    xo Yvonne
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  9. I love this monochrome outfit - the top and skirt look like they were made to be worn together, just the perfect shade of red! Beautiful pairing with the statement sleeves and fluted hem on your skirt too.

    Nice to see a blog post from you again, glad things are going well! :)

    Hope you are having a great weekend! With all of the gifts bought and wrapped I'm enjoying a last quiet day before all the Christmas festivities begin, I'm so looking forward to Christmas! Have a great one! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  10. That's cool. I like your blog. Go to my blog http://alamodenatine.blogspot.com

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  11. Wow Idu, you're putting my screen on fire... you look fab in red!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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  12. Yaaaasss....So glad you are back! I love your bold, beautiful and on trend, yet classy look....and yes, "monochromatism" works for me too...hehe. We have close to the same bipolar weather here in Texas as well....and for that reason, I love me some layering. Gotta get good with your laying game around here to stay sane. Very handy tips on adding depth and dimension to an outfit...not forgetting, of course, the confidence thing! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year! Ciao...

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  13. How about the power of those sleeves too! Yes baby! Love this all red. If I could insert fire emoji's you bet I'd be flooding this comment box with them now! Stunning, as always Idu!

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and the happiest 2018!
    Sxx
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  14. Fantastic! Absolutely stunning dear! I had to pin it!

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  15. What an absolutely gorgeous all red look! You have certainly returned in style:). Welcome back! Thank you for your kind message. I was away for months, but there was no way around it. I missed blogging, though. It is funny how one gets used to it, right?

    I agree that layering is the way to go, especially when the weather is unpredictable. Herzegovina falls under a Mediterranean climate category, but sometimes we also get snow and cold temperatures. The difference between the early morning temperature and middle day (when the sunshine makes all the difference) is quite drastic, so most people make sure they layer well.

    Monochrome looks always look very classic to me....I love love this all red look. Wonderful skirt and sweater combo. Gorgeous boots and bag! You look sensational.

    P.S. That hairy style is so pretty....and your make up is always so flawless. Absolutely beautiful styling dear!!!!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  16. Wow, you look gorgeous in red. Perfect outfit for festivals <3
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  17. Fab total red!!!!

    Federica
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  18. As usual, always looks fabulous...Merry Christmas!

    www.Glowlicious.Me

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  19. That's cool. I like your blog. Go to my blog http://alamodenatine.blogspot.com

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  20. Dear Idu, oh, obviously the weather is really challenging in your area! But I'm a huge fan of monochromatic looks and your look is perfection in this context! Red suits you very well <3
    Have wonderful and happy holidays!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  21. Amazing post dear! Merry Christmas ❤️You look absolutely stunning

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  22. looking sleek and chic like always, this is definitely one of my favourite Christmas looks so far
    kisses, wishing you happy holidays
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  23. LOVE the red, Idu! That's simply stunning to wear monochrome this way! Happy new year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday time!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  24. So beautiful in red, perfect combo!!!

    xxx
    Chiara www.shesinfashionblog.com

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  25. Love the all red outfit! Looks fab!

    ANOUK

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  26. I'm all for the monochrome trend. I especially love the daring red hues you have on here. It's simply stunning & gorgeous.

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  27. slaying this all red outfit!! <3

    mutzii // www.theshoenazi.com

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  28. Love that red outfit with those boots! :)

    Last time I was in SF.. it was warm enough for jeans and heels!! :)

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  29. Wow, this has to be one of my favourite looks that you wore in 2017. So bold and beautiful.

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  30. I wouldn’t mind wearing this look on Valentine’s Day at all. This outfit is perfect from head to toe. Great styling, doll!

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  31. Great tips, Idu, and you look stunning in red.
    I love the fishtail skirt and those statement sleeves,
    Julia x
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  32. you fire that blazing red ensemble, Idu..love it!

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  33. Superb outfit, so simple but styled to perfection and comfy!!! LOVE your boots and brooch! womens winter clothing

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