I love dressing in the same colour - it's probably the easiest way to dress in the morning and still look put together (and as if you've put in some effort). It also gives the illusion of a taller and slimmer you, which is great news for a petite girl.
A grey winter look is chick and easier to carry, plus it serves as a perfect canvas to highlight a different coloured bag, statement necklace, or pair of shoes.
Step 1: Pick out separates of the same hue in your closet.
That includes tops, bottoms, coats, shoes, and accessories.
You may be surprised to find items that you did not know how to wear and abandoned at the bottom of your closet, since this look requires mix-and-match, bring them out and give them a new life. (totally cost-effective!)
Step 2: Choose different textures, lengths and shades.
Textures like knits, leather and suede gives the look more sophistication. Match them with plainer items to create a contrast. Choose 2-3 textures to spice up the look, this is all about trial-and-error. Since the texture variation naturally creates visual colour difference, I like to keep the hue fairly similar because putting a light grey with a dark grey can break the continuity that a monochrome outfit is going for.
Step 3: Accessorize an item or two in a different colour (optional)
While it's perfectly fine to carry a grey bag as well, you can spice up the outfit with a colour/pattern pop. Your statement item will become even more eye-catching.
Other than all black or white, you can style your favourite colour just in the same way - make sure to try it before summer comes because you get to wear so much more layers this season!
Thanks for reading my first blog post ever!
Starting a blog has been one of my new year resolutions since *forever* that gets repeated on the list year after year. But my up-coming birthday serves as a wake-up call that tells me: if not now, when? So this blog is created as a present to myself, and I hope you all would enjoy reading.
January always signals starting things that you've been planning to do. Many of you may have "find a (new) job" on your list of 2016 resolutions. Dressing right for the interview is ultra important - not only does it make you more confident, it may also impress your potential employer.
Some tips to dress for positive impact:
1. Wear heels, but practise walking in them
2. Ensure your clothes are cleaned and pressed
3. Keep things simple: avoid wearing perfume or cologne, wear minimal jewellery and neutral makeup (and don't forget to check your nail color)
4. When in doubt, err on the side of being slightly over dressed rather than showing up looking too casual.
5. If you wear pants, it should fit properly without being too tight; If you wear a skirt, make sure it covers your thighs when you sit.
6. Carry a small handbag rather than a tote
7. Dress in a professional palette (depending on the job nature). My personal favourite, fail-proof combination is beige with black or white.
Some items that I love:
J. Crew Martie pant - high waisted and cropped makes it super petite-friendly (also available in petite sizing!)
Jimmy Choo pumps in nude (as shown below) - definitely my power heels
Tiffany & Co Tiffany T bangle