I love wearing all black. But sometimes, wearing all black can look sad. And I don’t love looking sad.
So here’s what I do: I throw in a print! A peppy feather print to be more specific. To me, it feels crazy and daring (it calls for a second look to figure it out)… yet organic and subtle at the same time (the small scale pattern + B&W color scheme).
Also — short sleeves! I feel like anytime you can show some skin, it adds interest and warmth — especially to a monochromatic look.
The detailing in this top is killer, too. Don’t you love that white stripe running down the back? And the white peeking out at the bottom? That’s not an undershirt — it’s built into the shirt. Makes layering a piece of cake. A piece of layer cake. Oh gosh. I’m done now.
Bottoms: Gap (similar)
Bag: Marc Jacobs
Shoes: Kenneth Cole