Keep It Light // monochrome white outfit

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

kathleen harper blog
I love wearing black just as much as the next person (maybe even more), but NOTHING is as fresh as shades of white -- especially when done in excess. After all, springtime is the perfect time for keeping it light and relying on your brightest and whitest pieces to launch you into summer. 
white crop top with jeans
nyc street style spring
A boyfriend blazer in cream is incredibly polished and sophisticated, not to mention a much-more-fun alternative to corporate black. Even better, this flattering shade is neutral enough to go with everything in your closet -- you thought only black was capable of that, didn't you?  
cream oversized blazer
blogger street style
This season I've deemed crop tops my new staple. Their cut-off silhouette makes getting dressed super simple, and in a basic hue like white, the possibilities are ENDLESS! I also love the lacy texture that this one has, it certainly makes a monochromatic outfit that much more interesting. 
white boyfriend blazer
monochrome dressing
High-waisted jeans are my not-so-secret weapon for when I wear crop tops. Having a pair in white has proved time and time again to be essential to seasonless dressing; these babies can most definitely carry you through all four season with ease! 
white jeans outfit
spring street style
These nude, ankle-strap heels are pretty brilliant. Not only are they sharp and subtle, but they're also -- you guessed it -- comfy! Block heels are seriously the real MVPs. 
jeans date night look
nude ankle strap heels
Staying within my light, neutral color scheme, this gold and taupe crossbody was a no-brainer. I love the flash of metallic it brings to the look too. 
gold crossbody purse
The only pop of color is from my watch -- it gives off such a pretty shade of pink! 
kate spade gold purse
I am all ABOUT look-at-me studs. These evil eye earrings have "me" written all over them and they are so fun to wear. Bonus - they also match an evil eye ring I was given years ago. 
evil eye earrings
spring beauty
Wearing a monochrome look certainly makes a statement, but the amazing thing is, it's not an over-the-top statement. This is a trend that everyone and anyone can rock. It's also a surefire way to gain major style cred. And while wearing all one color is bold, in shades of white, it looks pretty darn natural. 
all white outfit
nyc spring fashion
Photos by Antonio Owens **shot on an iPhone**
[top: MINKPINK (I also like this one) // jeans: Loft // blazer: Elizabeth & James (similar here) // heels: Ann Taylor // purse: Kate Spade (similar here) // watch: Kate Spade (similar here) // gold choker: fine jewelry (similar here) // earrings: Kenneth Jay Lane // gold link bracelet: Stella & Dot]

When in doubt, wear monochrome. And while usually that means, "Alright, all black it is," it doesn't HAVE to. All white is just as powerful but much more optimistic and youthful. I wore this look for date night and it was the perfect fit for dinner and a movie on a warm spring night. Yes, white CAN work once the sun sets! So go ahead, throw some white pieces together and call it an outfit. You're welcome ;)
monochrome white outfit


  1. Classy look, great sandals!

  2. You look fantastic.High waisted jeans are my favorite too.

  3. I'm loving all the soft hues in this outfit!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

  4. I love this look! You are gorgeous!


  5. Pastel shades is good option, these sandals are so trendy!

  6. You are so beautiful! Love your earrings and jeans soo much darling!
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  7. You look gorgeous in pastel shades Kat! I love you hair with a little curl in it too. The pastel pants look so lovely mixed with the white lace too. Darling!

  8. Yeah I have been trading in a lot of my low rise jeans for higher waisted ones, all the girls are going it : O And you have inspired my to break out my pastel pink blazer!

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  9. Lovely outfit, my dear. You look amazing :)

    kiss Martina

  10. So stylish and pretty ad well, I love your top!!!
    xo Paola
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  11. Such a pretty, springy outfit! I love the texture of your top!

  12. Lovely post! Thanks for sharing! Happy Weekend :)!

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  13. I love the monochrome! That blazer is perfect with it.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  14. I am guilty of thinking monochrome is only for the whites or blacks but it is true that off white, tans or pinks can have some monochrome parts in style too. You look lovely!
    Rachel xo

  15. Gorgeous look! lovely combination!

  16. So cute colors! Amazing look for spring!

  17. U look great i like that white top on u and so these sophisticated shoes!

  18. Kat you look stunning in this all white outfit! It is definitely perfect for spring and those warmer days! I like how you mixed the outfit with more beige/creamy colours as that way it is not so focused on the crispy white and has a certain elegance about it! Nice job in styling! :)

  19. Kat, usually I think about your blog for all of your bold colors, but I love these pastels! :) Hope you are having a great May!

    Ethical Fashion + Faith