Lighter shade of pale

Updated on Nov 09, 2009
vintage blazer - top - christian dior belt - American Apparel skirt - American A
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Ever since I was very young I have been VERY matchy matchy. Like, if my Strawberry Shortcake shirt had Pink and green and white in it, I would insist on stacking pink and green and white socks with white and pink LA Gears (Obviously, I am a child of the 80s). I had this black and white patterned suspender romper that I wore with an off the shoulder cropped black shirt (you know the kind with the elasticized neckline and puffed sleeves) that had lace on the bottom like bloomers, that I paired with white lacy socks and shiny black patent leather lace-up shoes with sheer ribbon laces. Anyway you get the point.

As an adult, I realize that there are whole families of colors that when worn together, are considered monochromatic – not necessarily matchy matchy. When you take these color families and break them up among one outfit into contrasting textures, this combination is even more interesting and less matchy. As I integrate colored leggings into my wardrobe, I have the strongest inclination to make them match completely with the rest of the outfit. I TRY to let them be a contrasting / coordinating element, but these Gray ones BEGGED to be paired with pale neutrals. DID I GET IT WRONG? Sort of new at this tight thing so constructive criticism is welcome!!

Comments (14)

ChristieREdwards7587
ChristieREdwards7587 on January 13
Love this skirt!
INOC_IS
INOC_IS on November 21
your boots are a love!
rositarosa
rositarosa on November 17
I love this!
CherriBomb
CherriBomb on November 11
i love everything about this outfit! absolutely adorable!
augustaLOLITA
augustaLOLITA on November 11
adorable outfit!! i love it!! great color combo and layering :D
chemisxlovextry
chemisxlovextry on November 10
They do beg! Love 'em with this. And I want your boots so bad.
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on November 10
Nice boots!!!
secondskin
secondskin on November 10
Thank you all so much for the comments!! I was a little unsure about this one at first but feel completely confident about it now!! I HAVE NEVER received so much input about my outfits before Chictopia! This is such an amazing place!
patriss
patriss on November 10
you look awesome i love everything
BethanyD
BethanyD on November 10
Gorgeous skirt, blazer, and boots!
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON on November 10
I love this a lot!!
libys11
libys11 on November 09
i love the combination of pastels in this outfit!!!! this is really stunning and so pretty!!! i got that full woven skirt from AA as well (i have the chambray one). i love how you mixed and matched all the pieces in this ensemble!!! chic! :D
secondskin
secondskin on November 13
I almost bought the chambray one but bought the shirt dress in chambray instead so tried to mix it up! I would love to see how you wear yours!
mariclaire
mariclaire on November 09
love this!
theflightoffancy
theflightoffancy on November 09
very cute outfit! I loved being matchy-matchy too! And I still do it haha. I have to conciously make myself not color coordinate everything
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