Archive | February 2013

Fashion Lessons from Children: Lesson 2

Lesson number two is almost the opposite of the first, but equally important.
Don’t be afraid to go monochromatic with your favourite colour

Monochromatic

H M cardigan
$6.29 – hm.com

Forever 21
forever21.com

Kitten heel shoes
modcloth.com

Metal jewelry
modcloth.com

Valentino leather belt
net-a-porter.com

NARS Cosmetics matte nailpolish
$47 – johnlewis.com

I love pink so that was the colour I chose for this outfit.  To keep it from looking like a fluffy pink cloud, I added brown leather boots and a belt,  chunky gold jewelery, and a neutral nail.  The effect of different shades of the same colour together can evoke images of sunsets or the ocean and can be very pretty if done the right way.
I did see this go horrible wrong the other day while walking around on campus.  A woman was wearing pink EVERYTHING, including her backpack with a  dangling Hello Kitty.  That is a perfect example of not growing with these rules but simply dressing like a grade 1 girl.