Monochrome dressing is something I’ve previously solely associated with Kanye West and Teletubbies. Everyone loves a good head-to-toe black look (unless you are Anna Wintour) or head-to-toe white look (unless you, like me, are currently suffering the pasty consequences of a winter entirely removed from the sun), but how many people do you see circulating in full purple? Or green?
Not enough! Turns out this is quite a fun way to dress. It takes seconds to figure out because the formula literally only consists of matching colours. And since this is a skill most of us have mastered by Kindergarten, we should be well equipped for the job.
Whilst sorting through my closet trying to have inspiration strike for a blog shoot, I pulled out these amazing orange trousers that I’ve been wearing with reckless abandon since purchasing them a couple years ago (see here) (also see here). I remember putting them on in the fitting room at Zara and wondering what wizard had designed these silky-soft trousers that were under 30€ and looked like something a chic 40-year-old Italian woman on holiday in Sorrento would wear. In somewhat of a daze, I made my way to the register to pay homage to said wizard (in the form of a gift card, because the wizard is v commercially savvy) and then exited the store on cloud 22.
Here’s my new favourite way of styling these pants: in a manner that makes me look like a human pumpkin. But like a chic one you’d buy at a farmers market, right next to the organic cheese.
To accomplish this I’ve worn mine with a burnt orange crop and some uber-cool orange-tinted sunnies from WearMe Pro that make me feel like I’m about to star in a 1970s music video. Which is something we should all aspire to, I am convinced. I cheated a bit with the shoes —which are in real life a deep burgundy but are coming off as vaguely brown ha ha #nofilter— but that’s only because I can’t afford new shoes as I’d like to be able to eat this week. But if I could, I would buy these orange block-heeled dreams.
By the way, these glasses are part of my Shadesbox I’ve been sermonizing about on this blog for the past few weeks. If you fancy a cool sunglasses subscription box of your very own, clicky here to get started. Similar to binge-watching the entire season of Big Little Lies in one day, it’s a decision you won’t regret.