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Wednesday 20 March 2019

Monochrome - and Link Up

A monochrome outfit in burgundy worn by over-50s blogger Gail Hanlon from Is This Mutton?
I'm a big fan of the monochrome look, which is not as many think, wearing black and white.  It applies to a single colour, which can be worn in different hues, applied head to toe.
Burgundy is one of my favourite colours, so I paired an old favourite - a jumper with a detachable bow from Ted Baker - with my suede boots, bought in 2004. The skirt is from Asos but it was disappointing: not lined, and highlights the fact I'm short waisted. So it will be going back! Their sizing is all over the place:  this is a size 12  (US size 8) but looks tight;  meanwhile in the same order, a pair of khaki trousers, their own brand and size 12, were too big.
A monochrome outfit is one in a single colour, worn head to toe. In this example from over 50s blog Is This Mutton? the outfit is burgundy separates with boots and a hat.
An easy way to bring any outfit up to date is to add new jewellery.  Seashells are a big trend for this year;  Mango have several including the one I snapped up for £17.99. 
A seashell necklace from Mango livens up a burgundy sweater
Nearly two years ago the #5Over50 Challenge was Monochrome, and I wore all-white for that.

#WowOnWednesday Link Up

Last week's readers' favorite showed how much we all enjoy a bargain. The most popular post was by Laurie from Vanity and Me: Style On a Budget. Amazingly, she got this outfit for £20!
The readers favourite from Is This Mutton's #WowOnWednesday link up, Laurie from Vanity and Me

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Sharing this post with Anna at The Glamadventure,  Nicole at High Latitude Style, #ShareAllLinkUp at Not Dressed as Lamb, #WeekendLinkUp at Claire Justine, #FancyFriday at Nancy's Fashion Style and #ThursdayModa at Elegance and Mommyhood.

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1 comment

  1. It is something super chic on monochrome look, int' it ? Love it! Thank you for sharing with My Red Carpet.



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