It’s only been two weeks since the semester first began here at Penn State, and quite a lot of us already feel the endless amounts of schoolwork piling up on us. I think all of us would agree that Monday is by far the worst day of the week—the one day no one looks forward to since it represents the end of a weekend. What about an outfit to match this dampened atmosphere? Introducing the “Monochromatic Mondays,” where bright colors simply don’t fit the mood. This Fashionista sports the perfect post-weekend ensemble that combines elements of summer style transitioning into an outfit for autumn.
The benefit of dressing with a monochrome setting in mind is that you get to play around with different shades of the same color. This Fashionista displays a spectrum of grays and blacks. She wears the simple combination of a light gray sweater tucked into a pair of black high-waisted shorts, spicing up her look with a black ribbon chain necklace, silver bracelet and studded wristlet. The key to dressing in monochrome mode without it being too matchy-matchy is to have one piece of clothing that is slightly different in color from the rest. For example, the different shades of gray of this Fashionista’s outfit is balanced out around her black shorts. It’s a more subtle and easy version of color-blocking. For a more daring monochromatic look, try a pair of high-waisted shorts or pants in a geometric print. But make sure they still fall into the spectrum of black and white.
Albeit almost no one looks forward to the first day after a weekend, you can always grasp the opportunity to dress for that post-weekend mood. Monochromatic is the way to go.