| Photo via the Anthropologie Blog |
Hello, lovelies! I’m back, and this time I am talking all about the hottest new trend this spring – dressing head to toe in monochromatic colors! Two of the biggest color pallets heading up this trend are white and indigo. The question is, what team are you on?
A few weeks ago the Anthropologie Blog did a post on how to style both of these monochromatic pallets. With this trend becoming such a hot commodity in the fashion world, it seems like there is no shortage of all the different styles of denim, chambray, and white garments that can be mixed and matched together. I personally am a fan of both teams, but I lean more towards #TeamIndigo. Why, you may ask? Because the white team doesn’t necessarily agree with me. I don’t know if it’s because of how clumsy I am or the fact that I’m extremely unlucky, but whenever I wear white I never seem to fail to ruin whatever it is I am wearing. When I choose to rock an all white outfit I find myself constantly stressing over whether or not I sat on some chocolate or slurped my spaghetti noodles up too aggressively. I really wish I could do it, but sometimes it just seems impossible for me. I am still embracing you #TeamWhite, but for now #TeamIndigo and I have something pretty special going on :)
Keep on scrolling down to see some of my favorite indigo garments and pick up a few tips and tricks that I use when pairing certain indigo pieces together.
| My Indigo Looks |
| Look 1: Comfy & Casual |
| Look 2: Sweet & Sassy |
Now ladies, you don’t have to go from zero to head-to-toe indigo right away. If you do that you might get a little overwhelmed and end up looking like Britney and Justin circa 2001, and aint nobody got time for that. In case you don’t know what I am talking about, I’m just going to leave this right here…
Now, back to the correct way to style this trend. Dressing in a monochromatic pallet doesn’t mean that everything has to look EXACTLY the same. I actually think that matching things perfectly is what brings an all indigo outfit from chic to EEEK! In order to make things work you need to mix patterns, textures, colors, and shapes. As you can see in both of my outfits above, I did a lot of denim, but I picked different shades. I also broke up the monotony a bit by adding a pop of color or a little bit of pattern.
The thought of wearing so much denim use to scare me, but now I just can’t get enough. We have a style concept in our store that is literally dedicated to indigo. I started to embrace the trend once I was given a “work homework assignment” where I had to create an inspiration board for one of the style concepts in our store. And of course I was given indigo. Once I started to play around with all of the pieces in my closet, I realized how easy it was to create a #TeamIndigo look. I never really saw denim or chambray pieces as a “neutral” but that’s exactly what they are. They act as a piece of clothing that can be paired with absolutely anything and still look good.
With all of that said, I know that some of you are still not comfortable with walking out in an all indigo look. And you know what, this trend isn’t necessarily all about having to wear head-to-toe denim or chambray. The reason I love the indigo trend so much is because it’s more about experimenting with all of the NEW ways to wear denim. It’s no longer just reserved for pants or shorts – you now have denim and chambray peplums, dresses, rompers, joggers, and so much more! Yeah, if you’re feeling fearless, go ahead and pair denim on denim on denim. But if you’re not quite ready to take that leap in your fashion journey, I challenge you to just try a new form of denim. Try wearing it in a way that you never thought you would (or could) before.
Embrace it. Love it. And fill you closet with it…I know I did :)
P.S. If you still need a little #TeamIndigo inspiration, here are a few amazing pieces to look in to!
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