I wear a lot of black. Mostly because it’s easy, but also because I have a lot of interesting pieces from when I managed women’s boutiques. I like to play with tone and texture which keeps black interesting. Today is a study in texture. Black with gray and white. Simple, yet not boring if you play with texture.
Things to notice:
-the contrast between the shine of the pin and the felted wool of the vest.
-the contrast between transparent white top and the opaque vest.
-the similarity between the ruffle on the sleeve end and the swirl on the vest.
-the contrast between the free-form swirls on the vest and the precise swirl on the pin.
Things to notice:
-the contrast between the suede of the belt and the smooth pants, trust me, it doesn’t show here.
-the varying texture in my watch, bracelet, and earrings. They are all gray.
-the matte gray of the earrings, contrasting the shiny belt buckle.
the woven texture on shoes adds more interest
I also love the contrast between the matte and shiny leather in these shoes on the right. They are my favorite pair of Ballet Flats. I have worn these shoes for almost 9 years. They’re worth every penny I paid for them.
I bought these Driving Mocs for my cruise this summer. They are the softest leather I have ever worn. I love them with jeans and pants.
These are one of my go-to pair of Eileen Fisher pants. Machine wash and dry, I wear them constantly. They’re out of a heavier knit than my other pairs, and dress up easily.
Today was the first day of cool temps with a drizzle of rain. It’s prompted me to start transitioning out my seasonal wardrobe.
Do you play with texture to add spice to monochromatic looks?
Thanks for reading and have a great day!
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