Good morning! I wanted to switch up today’s outfit post and team up with my newest blogger friend Stephanie from New York Fashion Hunter. We met a couple months ago at a blogging conference and instantly connected since we are both stylists. We have both worked in editorial magazines and now style and blog. I was excited to meet another blogger who works directly in the fashion industry, and we decided to team up for a styled outfit post. We decided to style all-white outfits – they can be intimidating to wear and we both wanted to show two ways to wear a monochromatic look. Scroll through our pics to see how we styled the looks according to our personal style and our tips for wearing an all-white or monochromatic look. Also, make sure to follow Stephanie on Instagram (HERE). Enjoy! xo
How I Styled My Look:
My tip for wearing all one color is to do layers, add dimension and something interesting with the outfit so you don’t feel like one color blob! I hardly ever wear white – I feel like my white clothing never lasts as long as other pieces and I normally feel restricted throughout the day because I’m scared of getting stains on the clothing haha. I paired a long white shirt dress with white jeans and added a crop top over the look for various levels of layers. The crop top adds dimension, interest and shape to the overall look since the shirtdress is fairly overpowering. I kept my accessories to neutral blush heels and gold jewelry. I liked how high-end and unique this look is compared to my all-black looks. All black, or dark neutrals, are a New Yorker staple, so I was excited to switch things up for a day and dig out my few white pieces for this shoot!
DRESS (C/O A+F) CROP (C/O NORDSTROM)| PANTS (C/O NYDJ) | HEELS (C/O LULU’S)
How Stephanie Styled Her Look:
If your idea of wearing a color is heather gray, why not just throw in the towel? Really—white, technically the absence of color, is nearly as low-maintenance as black, with the advantage of being particularly striking in the winter or on the deck of your friend’s yacht.
My styling tip for wearing all white is to add dimension to the monochromatic look. And by that I mean, pull out all the stops and incorporate different shades of white, and fabric. A white dress is one of the easiest things to wear because its one piece and doesn’t require that much thought. For example, you can be playful and add a pop of color like red or yellow. Or keep it simple and add just add black. For my look I wore this vintage Anna Sui dress which I scored at a California flea market last year and on a rack in a field. And for a great price! I added a vintage bag which I got in Florence, and for styling trick, tied a neck scarf in between the slots in the bag. Black espadrilles were the perfect summer accessory and a simple option. The sunglasses added an element of fun. And, yes, forgo the coffee that morning to keep your whites stain-free. Take it from me as I and don’t forget your Tide stick!
DRESS (VINTAGE – ANNA SUI) | PURSE (VINTAGE – HERMES) | SHOES (KAANAS) | SUNNIES (QUAY)