|1. Walmart -George Oxford Shirt in Blackberry Stain Stripe|
2. Black Cashmere-Blend Cardigan (Italian Market)
3. Old Navy -Tweed Pleated Mini Skirt
4. Old Navy -Tweed Puffer Vest in Grey Tall
|Belt: Old Navy (similar)|
Bag: Carpisa (Italia)
Hat: Auchan (Italia)
Monochromatic dressing is a favorite of mine especially in the winter months. Giving me the opportunity to do my "matchy-matchy thing", I relish the opportunity and take full advantage!
One key to dressing monochromatically is to mix textures or shades. In this case, I chose a tweed puffer vest, a smooth tweed skirt, and a tweed newsboy cap, with black piping. The puffy, smooth and piping collectively add a diversity in fabric although they are all the same color tweed. The patchwork bag has a combination of fabrics in tweed, wool and corduroy in varying shades of grey and black.
The oxford shirt in a purple stripe, infuses color in this otherwise grey and black ensemble; buttoned all the way to the top, with an untucked hem and cuffs exposed, it gives visual appeal with the subtle splash of purple around the vest.
A cashmere cardigan is worth the investment because it adds a layer of warmth without adding bulk, which is key with a focal piece like a puffer vest.
The vest, I purchased in a tall to streamline the look; falling below my hips, there are no added inches to my waist or my hips. I belted the vest because although very stylish, puffer vests are not particularly figure flattering. The belt creates a slimming waist and visually breaks up the grey. The black tights I used between the skirt and boots, echo the effect of the cardigan, and the OTK (Over-the-Knee) leather boots are a sleek winter essential.