Monochromatic Layers

The monochromatic trend has been around for a while now, but beyond wearing all black, I’ve never ventured too deep into these types of looks. Seeing as I love all-white looks for spring and summertime, I figured it only was a matter of time before I took the plunge and attempted a monochromatic white outfit – with my own twist, of course.

You see, the problem with blondes and monochromatic white outfits is we tend to then look like ghosts. Nobody wants a ghost lurking around, and I certainly don’t want to be that ghost. To bring in a subtle hint of color, I layered this super soft and lightweight long-length cardigan that I picked up during my birthday weekend over the outfit and popped on my new favorite pair of cheetah-print flats. I’ve also been all about layering my delicate necklaces lately, so the pop of gold and rhinestones add a little extra somethin’ to keep the outfit from looking boring.

Also, remember when this hairdo was all the rage, thanks to the one and only Lauren Conrad circa Laguna Beach/early The Hills days? I totally don’t plan on bringing it back or making it a regular habit, but hey – it works for second-day bedhead.

cardigan | H&M (couldn’t find it online!)
jeans | Old Navy
tee | Target (similar)
flats | Adrienne Vittadini Benson via DSW
necklaces | LC Lauren Conrad & Apt. 9
  • Pamela

    I don't think you look like a ghost at all! I love the all white with the pop of pink and leopard! Those necklaces are gorgeous too!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  • Biana Perez

    The blush and leopard is the perfect accent to this look!! I love white on white and you pulled it off so well!! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

  • The blush cardigan with the solid white is so pretty! I love your layered necklaces, too!

  • Love the winter white with the snow in the background :)! The blush cardigan is gorgeous!

  • ADA

    That soft blush open cardigan is so perfect for Spring and I love it with the whole white. I need one of those cardigans. The loafers are adorable as well and I love how you layered the two dainty necklaces, Carly.

    Have a Happy St. Patty's! Ada. =)

  • Totally agree with you about the ghost thing haha. Love this outfit though, you look beautiful. I love layering delicate necklaces too. You have also just given me some outfit ideas for my new white jeans! 🙂

  • Mia- MakeMeUpMia

    So so pretty! You, the outfit and your perfect hair! Love this look 🙂

  • Love the combo of the blush and leopard with the white- you look beautiful!

  • Debra Stachelski

    This is a very cute look on you, and you know I just love that blush pink color! Those flats are the perfect final touch!

  • This is soo pretty and perfect for spring! You look fab in blush as always. Those necklaces were made to be worn together!

  • I love everything about this. I wish you had the link to that h&m cardigan, it's such a great shade!

    Midwest Darling

  • I love this look, the pop of leopard is beautiful! That drop necklace is similar to the one I am wearing today. I love the layering of necklaces too, so chic.

    XO Chelsea

  • Thank goodness! I'm so glad to hear that. 🙂 Thanks, girl!

  • Thanks, lady!

  • Thank you! I can't seem to get enough of white and blush lately, so I'm glad I was able to pair the two together in this outfit.

  • Thank you! It was such a steal for $12 … and, I was laughing that there was still snow on the ground for these pictures even though it was 50 degrees out.

  • Thanks so much!

  • I'm so glad! Although these jeans fit me just fine, the zipper always as been a bit funky on them, and I just realized it looks like my fly is half open in all of these. Ha! I swear it wasn't though. 🙂

  • Thanks, sweet friend!

  • Thanks, girl! I'm trying to be better about mixing prints in with solids.

  • Thanks, mom! That cardigan was a good find on our birthday shopping trip.

  • Right?! I love that I have enough jewelry where I can randomly throw a few together to achieve the layered look. Thanks for your words, friend!

  • Sorry that I couldn't find it! They have it in about every color possible in the store, too.

  • I'm glad I'm not the only one! It just totally reminds me of Lauren Conrad in her early hey-days, lol. I need to get a new white pair of jeans!

  • Thanks, Chelsea! I agree – I love the layered look lately with delicate necklaces. It's so fun when you can mix and match pieces that you already own. Thanks for stopping by!

  • This is a great look! Blush always washes me out if I don't have a tan! :/ Boo!

  • Perfect layers for this time of year! Love it!

    xo Southern Style

  • Loving the all white trend and those leopard flats are pretty fabulous!


    can't believe y'all still have snow! you look awesome. i need a cardi in that color

  • Jessi Otey

    Love these colors on you!! Fabulous!!

  • That sweater is the most perfect length and weight ohhhh and the blush color is jus amazing! Oh LC I loved her style so much then and now!

  • I love the white on white! Great color combinations!

  • such a fun post! i love your white jeans! cute look!

  • This color combo looks great on you, and the shoes and necklace really bring the look together!

  • Love monochromatic looks! I just picked up a new pair of white jeans yesterday and can't wait to break them out. And I totally rock that hairstyle at least once a week, it's just so easy!