When it comes to outfits, color is often a very important element. I am constantly drawn to colors, often favoring them over cut or fiber. But I wouldn't want my outfits photos to suffer from a lack of color, so I am only dressing in black and white!
Taking the focus away from color will allow (force?) me to concentrate on shape, pattern, and texture to create looks that are just as stunning in black and white as their technicolor counterparts would be.
Since I almost never leave the house without some type of color, this really will be a challenge!
I am making one, tiny exception for gold jewelry and hardware on shoes and bags.
Tee shirts often stump me. I loved the graphic print on this top, but I never knew what to wear it with. On its own with a pair of pants, too dull. Pair anything over it and the entire design is lost. It also couldn't be with a skirt that would try to steal the focus.
I arrived at the mini wrap skirt, and now wearing it for the first time without any tights, it suddenly felt 100x shorter. With flat sandals and the fingertip length test for reassurance, I left the house.
Top TJMaxx - Skirt Item - Sandals Onex - Bracelet NY&Co. - Bag Thrifted - Earrings Made by me
Turning again to pattern to keep things lively, I set about my second look. The pants required a little alteration.
These were acquired in high school off a clearance rack for no more than $7 and were to serve as work pants for my job of food server at a retirement community. They must the most super poly-blend ever, because they still look perfect, even after having been washed three times a week for two years.
The problem with them was that they were a very sraight leg, that fit me closely in the thigh and then these little flaps would just wiggle around at my ankle. I should have taken a photo. But I skinnyified them last night, so I wouldn't resort to something goofy like cuffing them again.
Our roof is currently being redone, so I borrowed a cone to pose with. I'm not sure what the roofers are doing with traffic cones, it isn't like our roof is in the street.
Top TJMaxx - Pants Express - Vest thing Express - Sandals Onex - Bracelet Chicos - Earrings Avon
PS. You can have a look at some of my black and white stuff, old and new, if you'd like.