Monochromatic Match

Photos by Candice Lake  

Coat - Asos
Pants & Shoes - Zara
Hat - Vintage//grandma's closet

The month always flies by when fashion week is happening.  Lots of energy goes into prep and organizing, then the shows happen, and before we know it, February is almost over.  I saw a lot of great collections this season, and use this time as a source of renewed inspiration in the middle of a sometimes discouragingly cold winter. 

One of the events I often look forward to aside from shows is mingling with my fellow influencers at the Shopstyle Social House.  As busy as we all are during this week, this is a time when we can all come together and take a little time out to catch up with each other and unwind a bit.  Not to mention having the privilege to go out for a shoot with the stunning & talented Candice Lake.  Alongside with her was also photographer Jason Jean.  I was out with Courtney of Color Me Courtney and Annabelle of Viva Luxury, and Courtney and I happened to be head-to-toe in pastels! It was a perfect duo of monochromatic color-coordination, and such a fun experience shooting with everyone.

Monochrome is one of my favorite styles (I want to say trends, but it is timeless) to wear because it's a simple way to make a big statement.  You don't have to think much about color coordination or matching patterns since it's all the same - just pick a color and find your pieces.  

I've listed several options below to help you jumpstart a baby-blue monochromatic look of your own, but you can choose any color you like of course.  Have fun with it!  

Season's Trends: Current Favorites

Tunic Dress - Tobi 
Chunky Cardigan - Zara
Hat - Asos
Boots - Zara

Two of my favorite trends of the moment are oversize, and over-the-knee.  I guess you could say more is more right now when it comes to shapes and silhouettes! Who doesn't love the idea of a big, snuggly oversized cardigan to wrap yourself up in, through this cold, cold winter? 
Over-the-knee is really a trend that's currently widespread more in the form of the boots you're seeing everywhere, so I figured I'd put a little variation and do it with socks.  Knit ones, so nearly as warm as wearing the boots.  

I wore my cardigan over a simple tunic dress from Tobi, which I got recently (a steal at $16 right now!) and am loving because it's one of those basics that will go with everything.  I can throw it on by itself when I have nothing to wear and am rushing out the door, or I can use it as the foundation of an outfit and style it various ways.  It was the perfect pairing to my cardigan because it's a thinner, t-shirt like material (read: comfy!), and balances out the chunkiness of the knit.  I love chunky but don't want to come out looking like a marshmallow.

Trends that are functional are the best, especially when it comes to keeping warm in the winter. (And something I probably should focus on even more, since I just got over the flu.  It was pretty unpleasant.) 
What are your favorite trends of the moment?