shades of grey

by Nicole Regan in

I was going to title this, I Woke Up Like This, because it seemed like something you would throw on and go and still look flawless. So not the case. I did put some thought into this, as I do everything, but I wanted to focus on mixing shades of grey to make a casual outfit look more pulled together. I clearly love monochromatic looks, as evidenced by nearly all my posts so far. I find that using one color and varying the shades adds a solid foundation to a look, that can be furthered balanced and styled with accessories and shoes. Some might say I'm playing it safe. Which is fine, because it is a bit. Prints, florals and loud colors are a bit frightening to me. I love when it's done right, but I would personally rather stand out in a less obvious way. What do you do to elevate your monochromatic looks?

Forever 21 coat, similar here and here

Nordstrom sweater

J Brand jeans, similar here

Converse slip ons

Club Monaco scarf, alternative here

Westward leaning sunglasses