And day 9 of the 21 Day Challenge the task was to dress in monochrome.
When I did this the first time, I wore black and white, which was a defiation from my original plan to wear all black. Groundbreaking. Ok, not really. But I had been traveling, and didn’t have any other options really.
I had done a little research on “monochromatic fashion” back then, but I did a little more again just to be sure. I didn’t want to wear all one color, but didn’t want to just wear all black either. As I suspected, “mononchrome” refers to just a single color, but includes shades of that color as well. So really, I could have worn black, white, and various shades of one other color and been good.
My bigger challenge this time around was that I had to look presentable. I was giving a presentation at work and didn’t just want to wear all black because it was easy (and I assure you, it would have been). But I couldn’t wear jeans either, and all of my colored pants? They’re jeans. So yea, tough one.
I ended up settling on black leggings as my “base”. From there, I added a neutral sweater top, threaded with metallic silver. Underneath that, in case I got warm, I added a long sleeved black lace top. On top of it, because I knew I’d be cold, I wore a black cardigan threaded with silver. I added my black scarf. On my feet were my fantastic Christian Siriano for Payless Gold Collection champagne pumps, which were probably cheating a little since they’re holographic, but oh well. I added nude fishnet stockings because I didn’t want blisters from wearing these shoes the first time. I even painted my nails gold with a pretty top coat, though you can’t see it at all in the pics.
Check out the look.
I loved this look! I felt chic and confident in it, which is always a plus. I felt very myself, and was comfortable both sitting the bulk of the day and presenting, which is always a plus. The shoes? Everyone loves them, me included. The heel height is perfect and they’re great for dressing up and down, I’m finding. Tons of complements on them!
So that’s day 9 of this round of the 21 Day Challenge.
What do you think? Do you ever dress monochrome? If so, do you all out with the color, or stick to neutrals like I do? Share your thoughts in the comments.