White Sweater: BKNR (old), similar here ($32)
White Jeans: Old Navy ($36)
Silk Scarf: Amazon ($6.99)
Sunglasses: c/o Zenni Optical
Shoes: Old Navy (old), similar here ($49.99)
Watch: c/o The Camden Watch Company
Why Monochromatic White Outfit
If there is a monochromatic outfit I want to wear, I always lean towards wearing a white monochromatic outfit. Something about wearing the right combination of whites together makes it so rewarding. And when you find the right clothing items to wear together it is so exciting to see how one color can look so chic!
I wore this outfit when we were in San Francisco exploring the Nob Hill neighborhood. I figured the all white would look great against San Francisco’s colorful buildings and I was right! Seriously though, if there is a place that is perfect for a monochromatic outfit, it is SF!
I Am A DareDevil
Whenever I wear a white on white outfit, the first reaction I get is “I don’t know how you can wear white. I’d be so scared to get it dirty.” I find the challenge of wearing white so thrilling. Maybe because I am not an adventurous person I find this thrilling, but if I can do something most people say they can’t see themselves doing (or in this case wear), I call myself a daredevil, haha. So I guess you can say I am a daredevil when I wore my favorite white tee and off the shoulder sweater. Can you tell I love wearing these white jeans almost every time I decide to go monochromatic white? These jeans are the best and I can’t recommend them enough. And it doesn’t break the bank – only $36!
Challenges With A White Outfit
The other challenge with wearing a monochromatic white outfit is that not every white piece worn together works. It is all about finding the right pieces. I have quite a bit of whites in my closet so I was able to experiment a lot with creating a monochromatic white outfit. With that said, here are my tips on how to wear a monochromatic white outfit that works.
3 Tips on How To Style a Monochromatic Outfit
1. Wear Different Textures
Different textures create dimensions in your outfits. The textures help create a separation from the top and bottom and helps accentuate your more flattering features. The different textures create an illusion similar to wearing a top and bottom with different colors.
2. Wear Prints & Patterns
Don’t be afraid to pick pieces that have prints and/or patterns. It adds personality to your outfit. When an outfit has personality, it creates style. You can choose a print or pattern in the same monochromatic color or choose something as a pop of color. In this outfit, I decided to choose something patterned from a silk scarf and went with blush hues.
3. It’s All About Balance
Having balance is important in almost every outfit but especially a monochromatic white outfit. Sometimes wearing one color can cause you to hide in the outfit. So the trick is to balance the top and bottom. For instance, if you are wearing a loose white blouse, pairing it with a more fitted pants like skinny white jeans creates balance. Or if you decided to wear a loose top and wide leg pants, tucking in your top will create a balance.