Wednesday, January 09, 2008

What I'd Wear Wednesday: Monochrome

What I'd wear today if I could: an outfit like this one by Ralph Lauren, in white silk. Easy and breezy. Looks comfy. And mono- chromatic outfits are supposed to make you look taller.

Speaking of looking taller, though, I think I'd go with less-dressy shoes than the sandals in the picture -- say, like a wedge or espadrilles. (Espadrilles seem to be everywhere, by the way. Have you noticed? Or is it just me?)

I know there are perils to wearing white, especially when you're a mom, but I've mentioned before I don't think it's that big of a deal. Certainly not any more of a big deal than the khakis I wore today, which by 5 pm had been pocked with bubble solution, strawberries, dirt and grass. (The green kind that grows to make a lawn.)

All in a day's work.

Do you ever wear all one color?

PS: Jodifur wins the Jamba Juice gift card giveaway I posted about last week to celebrate one year of WIWW. Yay!



Blogger Brandie said...

Unless you count a dress, I have never worn only one color. I think my body needs a break, although if someone could truly convince me that I would look taller, I might try it. The closest I've come is dark jeans with a navy blue top, but the top is lighter than the jeans and so there is still that break. But the truth is I have no fashion sense and for me, just getting out of my pajamas each day is celebration enough.

And yes, espadrilles do seem to be everywhere!

12:30 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

That's a cute outfit on the model, but I wouldn't be daring enough to wear it. White tends to wash me out.

I do, however, like the monochromatic look with other colors.

12:31 AM  
Blogger Awesome Mom said...

I do on occasion. Sometimes I get an a mood and wear all black. It feels so crisp and clean to me and of course there is also that noted slimming effect.

3:24 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

All black usually, but sometimes in the summer, I branch in to all white. Of course, when I wear a coordinating sweatsuit, then I am wearing all one color too-- you know, the ones with the pants and jacket that match.

7:36 AM  
Blogger ♥♥♥ A- Licious ♥♥♥ said...

great blog! i tend do do the all black thing a lot - especially in winter time.... :o)

and yes those shoes are popping up everywhere! ;o)

11:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cannot *just* blame it on the children, I avoid white because I cannot for the life of me not slop on myself when wearing it. Plus when wearing a white top I feel like I am back to my waitress days in university :)

2:14 PM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

Great outfit for someone who isn't chasing two toddlers around! I do a lot of chocolate, stains don't show as much...

2:22 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

I can tell you live somewhere (mostly) warm because I'm imaginging how that outfit would look, right now, against my outrageously pale, depths-of-winter, goosebumpy skin.

It looks nice in the picture, though.

I rarely wear all one colour. Sometimes I will do all black, but not often (see 'pale' reference, above).

2:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

White is in! All year round. I would wear that, sans baby of course! If I wear too much black, I add some color like today a pink scarf!

2:41 PM  
Blogger Lainey-Paney said...

looks sooooooo comfy!

3:43 PM  
Blogger OhTheJoys said...

I would be chilly in that today!

4:10 PM  
Blogger Bloggy Mama said...

those short shorts are too much for me;)
Cute on the model, though

4:12 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

I would wear that outfit today, as well. I'd blend in with the snow!

I like color too much to only wear one color at a time.

Today, I bravely wore a white-ish sweater over some cute jeans. I noticed I had baby goo and graham crackers mashed into it by the time we got to the children's museum at 10 am.

C'est la vie.

4:29 PM  
Blogger Freckle Face Girl said...

I like it! I do wear monochromatic outfits especially black ones.

5:20 PM  
Blogger Nadine said...

It is cute, but I think the model makes it look tall. I think even if the outfit is "monochromatic" I would still look short.

7:43 PM  
Blogger Leighann of Multi-Minding Mom said...

No color is safe. I popped home at lunch and fed the baby. He spit up on me and I had to change my shirt. Spit up shows up on lack, too!

8:30 PM  
Blogger Cathy, Amy and Kristina said...

Love the shirt, but my thighs would blend in with the shorts.

I am, well, rather pale.

As for wearing only one color? Yes, I do. Black. Because it makes me feel a couple of pounds thinner!

11:58 PM  
Blogger LBA said...

I don't do monochrome, but I wear a white top or a white bottom nearly every day. I'm known for it, and as a mum, it's often commented on. I don't *do* black, but white suits me, so I do it lots.

Helps to have a non-messy kid though ...

2:56 AM  
Blogger ohAmanda said...

I don't know if I am very mono-chromatic. I mean, I generally only wear blacks & browns & jeans. But I DO try to mix those three so I'm not TOTALLY boring!

12:31 PM  
Blogger jodifur said...

yeah me! Thanks.

And Damesfly so nicely changed it to starbucks since I don't have a jambe juice anywhere near me. Got to love those lattes, expecially now that they will do them skinny.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

White on white looks good here. I like the idea of monochromatic!

And, yes those shoes are everywhere, and I still have a hard time saying that darn word!! ;)

10:38 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

Can I please have this model's legs, which are about the length of my entire body?

Love this look.

9:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I could look like her in this picture I would whatever color it took. Even if I had to change it 3times before I left the house.

12:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've always envied those women who can wear an all white outfit, whenever I try to wear all of one color I just feel blah TJ Maxx

12:59 PM  
Blogger Corina said...

That is very nice. I know that I could not pull of all white (I spill, I'm too chubby, my 2.5 yr old touches me!) but I would if I could!
Now all black, I can pull that off! lol


12:40 PM  

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