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Trending for Summer: Monochromatic Outfits

May 8, 2019

By:

Erin Schrader

Disclosure: Thank you to Nordstrom and ShopStyle for sponsoring today’s post. All products featured below were selected, purchased, and loved by yours truly!

I’ve always supported the whole matchy-matchy trend. For instance, I had no qualms about wearing my Michael Jordan jersey with a Michael Jordan hat while in elementary school or wearing a matching cow print shirt, shorts AND socks as a young child. You could say that style has always been in my blood 😉 When I started to notice that monochromatic [a fancy word for “matchy”] outfits were making a strong statement for spring and summer, I jumped on that boat and deemed myself Captain in three seconds flat. I love the trend so much that we incorporated several color-ways for the chance to match in our recent Gibson x Living in Yellow collection at Nordstrom. Whether you’re a lover of yellow, prefer to be sassy and chic in white, speak navy as your love language or turn to classic black whenever you get a chance, today’s post has a variety of monochromatic outfits [by color] that will have you trending for spring and summer in no time!

It’s no secret that I’m a huge shopper and lover of Nordstrom. I spend more time browsing their online new arrivals than I do telling my dogs to stop licking me [and believe me, I say it a lot]. If they would just stop carrying such cute items that I N-E-E-D my life would be a lot…well, a lot more boring. You can’t beat their free shipping and easy free returns and Double Points Days? Watch out world, my credit card is coming through. Needless to say, all of today’s looks are head-to-toe from Nordstrom which makes it even easier to replicate the monochromatic looks you’ll see before.

Before we jump in – just a few words on this whole monochromatic trend. My first piece of advice: don’t be afraid to try it. For some reason wearing a top that matches perfectly to the bottoms can be intimidating, but what I’ve found is that when I actually put it on I feel more confident than ever. Feel free to play up the combos even more by adding the same color of shoes and/or jewelry. If that feels like too much, you can break up the matching look with a different color of shoes or a pop of a different color in your earrings. Play around with it and have fun! That is what fashion is supposed to be after all!

 

Yellow

First up – the color that this blog was founded on, yellow. We all know that I love it [and live in it ;)] and thankfully, the trend spotters agree with us as yellow is ranking HIGH on the hottest colors for summer list. It’s about time people. Whether it’s shades of lemonade, mustard or soft butter tones, this is the ultimate F-U-N combo to play around with! Here are three different outfit ideas to take yellow and color yourself all over with it!

x Living in Yellow Tulip Split Neck Top  [true to size, wearing in XS] // x Living in Yellow Ivy Paperbag Tie Waist Shorts  [size up if in between, wearing in small] // BP. Faux Leather Circle Clutchx Living in Yellow Savannah Scalloped V-Neck Tank [size down if in between, wearing in XS] // x Living in Yellow Daphne Scallop Hem Skirt  [size up, wearing in small] // Sole Society Adelina Faux Leather Ruffle Clutch // BaubleBar Granita Beaded Tassel Earrings Poppy Puff Shoulder Tee [size down if in between, wearing in XS] // x Living in Yellow Ivy Paperbag Tie Waist Shorts [size up, wearing in small] // BaubleBar Granita Beaded Tassel Earrings

Navy

If yellow is a little too bold for you, you can take it down a notch with navy. I will forever be a huge fan of this hue and love how great it looks when paired together. Navy has a tendency to scream summer to me [maybe it’s the nautical vibes it can give off] but whatever it is, I hope this color is here to stay [spoiler alert: I believe it is].

x Living in Yellow Tulip Split Neck Top  [true to size, wearing in XS]  // x Living in Yellow Daphne Scallop Hem Skirt  [size up, wearing in small] // BaubleBar Granita Beaded Tassel Earrings x Living in Yellow Tulip Split Neck Top  [true to size, wearing in XS] // x Living in Yellow Ivy Paperbag Tie Waist Shorts [size up, wearing in small] // Treasure & Bond Sannibel Platform Wedge Sandal  [size up .5] // BaubleBar Granita Beaded Tassel Earrings

White

Fierce. That’s the first word that comes to mind when I see white on white on white. This is probably the most intimidating combination to try [risky for sure – THE DIRT] but you know what they say — no risk, no reward. And believe me friends, the award is HUGE when it all comes together and works. Whether you’re a bride to be or simply want to make a powerful statement, these looks are for you.

Poppy Puff Shoulder Tee [size down if in between, wearing in XS] // Eliza J Ruched Sleeve Blazer  //  x Living in Yellow Wide Leg Crop Pants  [true to size, wearing in XS] // Sam Edelman Hazel Pointy Toe Pump  [true to size]Poppy Puff Shoulder Tee [size down if in between, wearing in XS] // x Living in Yellow Wide Leg Crop Pants  [true to size, wearing in XS] // Sam Edelman Hazel Pointy Toe Pump  [true to size]

Black

Last but certainly not least, the tried and true black on black. We all know that black wins for its slimming qualities, but it should also win for it’s simple way to make every outfit look chic and pulled together. This is a great opportunity to add in a pop or color should you decide! Here are three looks that any of us can pull off!

x Living in Yellow Savannah Scalloped V-Neck Tank [size down if in between, wearing in XS] // x Living in Yellow Ivy Paperbag Tie Waist Shorts [size up, wearing in small] // Caslon(R) Shiloh Espadrille Sandal  // BaubleBar Granita Beaded Tassel Earrings x Living in Yellow Savannah Scalloped V-Neck Tank [size down if in between, wearing in XS] // x Living in Yellow Wide Leg Crop Pants  [true to size, wearing in XS] // Sam Edelman Yaro Ankle Strap Sandal  [true to size]x Living in Yellow Savannah Scalloped V-Neck Tank [size down if in between, wearing in XS] // x Living in Yellow Daphne Scallop Hem Skirt  [size up, wearing in small] // Sam Edelman Yaro Ankle Strap Sandal  [true to size] // BaubleBar Granita Beaded Tassel Earrings

How are you feeling about the monochromatic trend? Which color[s] would you be most excited to pair together? If I can do it, you can do it too. Believe me. Signed, the diary of a Michael Jordan jersey wearer.

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