Monday, 9 March 2015

Monochromatic & Neutral for Spring 2015

Monochromatic, white and neutral is once again featured as the focus for another spring. As the colour gurus at Pantone tell us, "this season there is an emphasis on the cooler and softer side of the colour spectrum" for 2015. The BCBG Max Azria collection, reviewed by Fashionizers, evolves delicately from pale beiges and greys to emerging soft pastels framed by the same background palette.


Photo Source: Glamour


Salvatore Ferragamo Photo Source: Fashionisto
Men's fashions are also showing in this pale colour palette. Many men tend to not go beige or white from head to toe but with textural differences this is a fresh look.

I could see myself wearing exactly what this male model is wearing, short of the shoes.

Love this pale head to toe look, whether it be white and beige, shades of beige or white, beige and grey.

Update (March 21) for NEED: Those shoes just look wrong for "the look". In the comments, some alternatives are suggested and I found a photo from Brian Davis' collection of Tory Burch flats that would go much better.


Tory Burch Espadrilles. Photo by Brian Davis.
Update (March 25) for all the Ballet-Flats-Wearing-Guys: Which one would you prefer with the head-to-toe-beige look? The TB espadrilles or the Reva ballet flats?

Tory Burch Revas. Photo by Brian Davis.


NICE: This has been the mantra of my spring closet and is definitely going to remain whether or not it is the designer colour choice of the moment. And so it is for other bloggers as well. Vicki Archer on her French Essence blog has devoted last week (first week of March, 2015) to the "platinum and pearls" in her life, from fashion to hair colour to interior design.


Combine this colour scheme to shirt dresses which Glamour assigns as a 2015 trend and you have a nice combination that will take you from shopping to Sunday brunch.

NO THANKS: Gingham. Tablecloths and napkins are gingham. My picnic basket is lined in gingham. I choose not to wear it.


Photo Source: Glamour

NOTE-WORTHY: Slouchy is on again and probably will be off again, soon enough.

NECESSARY: The polo shirt is back as a 2015 trend as well but has it ever really left? For many it is a necessary part of their wardrobes. 

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9 comments:

  1. Relaxing in Kelowna10 March 2015 at 09:13

    White and beige has always been a winner for the spring and summer months. Add a soft tan and things get even better! Love this look! And you are so right about the gingham; who makes these choices? Cute in smocked dresses for little ones, or the tablecloths, as you said, but definitely out for much else! Good read, as always!

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    1. Thanks for your comment. One more thought about the gingham - maybe, just maybe but in all likelihood not, the diagonal check of the black and white. Maybe.

      Always in appreciation . . .

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  2. Hey. How are ya! I thought you might like this guy's shoes. Not a TB Reva, but he's working the color. :)

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    1. Thanks for your suggestion. I found a photo of TB espadrilles that Brian Davis sent me. This is a much better look - check the updated NEED for the guy's look.

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    2. Hi Joy - I meant this comment for Brian. lol I immediately I thought of him when I saw the pic. Wishing a good weekend to all :)

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    3. Hey I'm glad I read it as if you were talking to me. I'll take inspiration any way I can get it! That's what happens when you put it out there!;-) You have a great weekend too!

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  3. I like this Monochromatic and Neutral look. I'm all for it. As for the Gingham. I don't mind a tiny bit but certainly not an entire outfit. That hurts my eyes.

    As for the guys outfit, I like it too but not the shoes. I like Gigi idea, I'd go for a pair of Revas. I have a pair of Spring Dune Revas that would go perfect with the rest of his outfit.

    Thanks for sharing another great post.

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    1. The espadrilles are a much better match and as you see I used your photo to prove the point. Now what I need is a photo of the Spring Dune Revas.

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    2. I love all my Revas but I think the espadrilles might look better with the rest of the guys outfit.

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