Monochrome challenge with Clover and Sloane
Happy hump day! Aside from all of this sunshine we've been soaking up in Seattle this week, I'm also here to brighten up your day with my take on monochrome this spring. And no, we aren't talking black and white with shades of grey! We're talking the color pink.
The last two years, I've been introducing more and more color into my wardrobe and now it's bursting with colors in just about every shade of the rainbow. I love mixing and matching colors and prints because it's fun, it's bold and it's memorable. Lately, one of my favorite challenges has been the monochrome challenge, pairing just about every shade of one color into a look to make a cohesive outfit.
To start off with a monochromatic outfit, you need to think of your base. My base in this outfit is my pink Kip A-Line dress from Clover and Sloane. This dress comes in a beautiful coral pink and the style of the dress is fitted, hitting just above the knee and I'm all about the feminine details as seen in the off the shoulder "cold shoulder" sleeves. This is my go-to dress for girls night out, date night or a summer happy hour.
The next layer to the monochrome challenge is a darker shade of your base color. In this case, my GAP pink bomber is my layer. It's slightly darker (more of a deep rose color) and the style adds a little edge when worn with the dress. I love the large frontal pockets and metallic gold accents of the zipper. I scored this bomber while on vacation in Whistler, BC and it's been a staple of mine this spring.
The final layer of my monochrome challenge is my rainbow crossbody handbag (I'm using it as a clutch in this outfit) I purchased from a small boutique in Notting Hill. This handbag still remains within my pink color palette but adds a pattern pop. It's like an exclamation point at the end of a sentence when you layer a patterned piece with solid colors. Not to mention, rainbows have kind of turned into my thing this spring, so I'm embracing this pattern fully in this look!
I kept my accessories neutral -- once again wearing my Topshop block heels (currently on sale here) and a simple pair of large gold earrings to finish off my outfit. Granted, a pair of pink pumps or pink tassel earrings could have also been worn here to round out my head to toe monochrome but a girl can only fit so much in her carry-on!
I encourage you all to try out my monochrome challenge! I'd love to see what head to toe looks you come up with. Tag #WCAmonochromechallenge so I can check them out!
*Collaboration note: Thank you Clover and Sloane for collaborating on this product sponsored blog post! All thoughts and opinions expressed on West Coast Aesthetic are my own and every collaboration is done with absolute integrity.