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Keeping it Monochrome

Keeping it Monochrome

 

Greys and blacks make me feel at home, even in the summer.

 
 

All Saints

Grey brushed cotton shirt

Topman

Black skinny jeans

Primark

Black rounded top cap shoes

Armani

Leather strap watch

 

 

If you’re unsure on what colour to buy something in, if there’s the option, than go for grey or black. Simply being that monochrome will go with anything you already have in your wardrobe and what you’ll add to it later.

Wherever you’re heading, an outfit similar to this will have you covered for everything. I kept it real basic and yet I still think it has a nice edge to it. The charcoal shirt is from All Saints which I managed to find at an outlet in Gunwharf Quays. If you live near Portsmouth, I suggest you head on over as they have some real steals there. It’s a soft cotton which gives it a more casual look and feel, but I’ve buttoned it to the top to keep a degree of smartness.

Then my choice of denim and shoes are a real testament of it doesn’t matter where you shop as long as it looks good.

 

Then my choice of denim and shoes are a real testament of it doesn’t matter where you shop as long as it looks good. Both of these finds were from Primark on Oxford Street. The skinny jeans fit really well, so well in fact that I wear these daily.

My choice of shoes remind me of Dr. Martens, something that you might of thought yourself when looking at the photos. Admittedly, I’ve worn comfier shoes, but for the price point (£25) and aesthetic, with the wooden-look sole detailing, I’ll be wearing them a lot more. Heading into September however, I might be rolling down the jeans and opting for some men's boots if things get a little cooler.

I’ve touched on this in previous outfit posts, but for me it’s the finer details of an outfit. In this case it’s the casual aesthetic of the shirt and the sole detailing from the shoes that lift this monochrome look for me.


Photography by Natalie Jade Reading

 
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