April 29, 2013

Shine + Sparkle

dress- thrifted Nicole Miller
jacket- Camilyn Beth borrowed from Juley
brooch- vintage
shoes- Antonio Melani (old) [similar]

I wanted to wear this Camilyn Beth jacket one last time before I sent it back to Juley. It took a little thought, but I love the outcome of pairing it with this strapless sequin dress! To keep the shape from being too blousy, I popped this brooch on at the last minute-- it was the perfect way to nip in the shape and add a little interest at the top. 

It's possible that I have said this before, but black and white can be tricky to make interesting. The easiest way to make the combination eye-catching is to play with textures. The shiny sequins against the raw silk jacket, combined with the shiny brooch and pearly heels make each fabric stand out. Monochrome ensembles are similar in that experimenting with textures being the simplest way to make the outfit interesting.

What is your favorite texture combination when styling black + white or monochrome outfits?

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