Dress: H&M,  similar  | Vest: Forever 21,  similar  | Shoes: Steve Madden,  similar vegan pair  | Ring:  Rocksbox - Get a free box of jewelry FREE using code allgussiedupxoxo  at checkout! | Bracelet:  Nordstrom  | Sunglasses:  Amazon  | Bag: Forever 21,  high end version here  | Choker:  Baublebar  |
Dress: H&M, similar | Vest: Forever 21, similar | Shoes: Steve Madden, similar vegan pair  | Ring: Rocksbox – Get a free box of jewelry FREE using code allgussiedupxoxo at checkout! | Bracelet: Nordstrom | Sunglasses: Amazon | Bag: Forever 21, high end version here | Choker: Baublebar |

One of my favorite reasons that monochromatic looks are my go-to is because the look is easy to achieve cost effectively. I love how a good monochromatic outfit can be just as striking as a bold, beautiful pattern too. 

I have talked about monochromatic dressing here before. My #1 tip for putting together a chic monochromatic outfit is to pair different materials/textures together. I am the queen of details and not wanting to look boring but still chic, so when I decided to wear this drop-waist ruffle dress, I wanted a little extra oomph. Adding the longline vest really adds polish to the outfit – I love how it turned out! With any monochromatic outfit, I like to add a print or metallics just for an added pop, and the leopard pumps certainly did just that!

Side note on the shoes: I LOVE these Steve Madden shoes, but they are not vegan. If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know that I am now almost-vegan (I eat fish). I no longer purchase products made from animals, including shoes. That said, I will be keeping my leather items for now. For my vegan ladies, I linked a beautiful pair of leopard pumps above!

What do you think of monochromatic dressing?