Pink Monochrome Outfit & Halogen Mini Review

Elizabeth Hugen of Lizzie in Lace styles a pink monochrome outfit from Halogen!

 

If there’s one thing that you can do to elevate your outfit, it’s wearing the same color head to toe! Chic monochrome looks are no longer just reserved for black. They look stylish and put together in every hue and personally, I favor wearing different tones of my favorite color pink 😉 Read on for a closer look at this pink monochrome outfit!

 

Elizabeth Hugen of Lizzie in Lace styles a white embellished hair bow from Alexandre de Paris!

Elizabeth Hugen of Lizzie in Lace styles a pink monochrome outfit from Halogen!

Elizabeth Hugen of Lizzie in Lace styles a white embellished hair bow from Alexandre de Paris!

Elizabeth Hugen of Lizzie in Lace styles a pink monochrome outfit from Halogen!

Outfit Details 

Halogen Coat | Halogen Top | Halogen Skirt | Alexandre de Paris Bow c/o | Pearl Handbag | Pink Bow Heels (old – similar here

 

Tips for Styling a Pink Monochrome Outfit

 

I’m no stranger to monochrome outfits (see more examples here, here, here, here, and here) and I have a sweet spot specifically for pink monochrome outfits. I think that blush is practically a neutral at this point and it looks so gorgeous styled head to toe. Neutral outfits always look incredible but there’s something so fun and fresh about wearing color! When styling monochrome outfits, it’s important to keep a few things in mind:

 

Use Different Tones of the Same Color

 

For my outfit, the blush tones are nearly identical which can work well but I think that using different tones helps break up the outfit and give it more dimensions. For example, when I style blush, I usually pair it with some variation of mauve. They are in the same color family and about the same intensity of color. Personally, I think monochrome looks work best with lighter tones, pastels, darker tones (like mauve) and jewel tones. Of course, you can incorporate brights but it’s bit more advanced. If you’re just starting out, I’d recommend sticking to the lighter or darker end of the spectrum for any color and mix and match as necessary.

 

Use Different Textures 

When wearing the same color head to toe, it’s important to include a variety of textures. Different tones can definitely help with the variety in a monochrome outfit but textures are also key, especially if you’re wearing the same hue head to toe like myself. In my outfit, I’m wearing a chiffon style top with a faux leather pleated skirt topped with a wool coat. My shoes are also a faux patent material and my look incorporates other interesting details like bows and pearls. Even though it’s all the same color, it still works well together and look interesting with the varying textures.

 

Start with Neutrals 

If you’re a newbie to styling monochrome looks, I recommend starting off with neutrals like black or white. With black, it’s very important to utilize different textures and fabrics since it can just end up blending together. For fall and winter, I love wearing lace, knits, tweed, velvet, heavier chiffon, faux fur, leather/vegan leather and wool blends. White is more versatile and one of my favorites for monochrome looks! With white, you can not only combine different textures but you can combine different variations of the hue – white, cream, ivory and even tan or camel. You honestly can’t go wrong here!

 

Would you wear a pink monochrome outfit?

xo

 

Fun Fact: I’m wearing almost entirely the same outfit in this post. Did you notice? I just switched out the bag and coat! 🙂

 

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Atlantic Pacific x Halogen Mini Review

 

Now for my outfit: In my last Month in Review post, I mentioned that I bought a few things from the Atlantic Pacific x Halogen collection launch and a few of you specifically reached out to hear additional thoughts on the collection and to see what some of the pieces looked like on a petite so I thought I’d share in a mini review. I don’t always trust mirrors so I decided to take these photos to actually see what the items looked like on me and I think it gives you all a better idea too!

 

Here are my stats for reference:

  • I’m 4’11” (EVERYONE always thinks I’m taller until they meet me in person haha!)
  • Currently a US size 2 on top and size 4 on the bottom (for some reason, everyone always thinks I’m bigger…. like plus-sized lol! Nope…I’m just short haha. Keep in mind that I have gained weight recently with all the crazy digestion issues and when I started my blog years ago, I was a size 00).

 

Sizing

  • Coat – I got a size 2 and while it fit well ( a bit large), I felt that it was far too long in both the length and the sleeve length. True to size.
  • Blouse – I got the XS and it fits perfectly. True to size.
  • Skirt – I got the XS and it fits perfectly. True to size. Just bit too long.

 

Quality

  • Coat – Amazing! Thick, high-quality fabric with good buttons (makes it look more expensive).
  • Blouse – It’s okay. I love the look and idea of it but I thought the fabric would be a fit thicker. It does a have zipper in the back which is great so you don’t have to unbutton or untie the bows from the front.
  • Skirt – Amazing! Very high quality. I was surprised by this one.

 

Color & Fabric

  • Coat – Gorgeous color! Thick wool fabric. Very warm!
  • Blouse – Gorgeous color but fabric is a bit thinner than I imagined. I’m not a fan of the organza bows and the fact that they are a brighter color. I think I would have preferred the velvet from the original. BUT I will say that it looks much better when photographed. The pearl buttons are amazing!
  • Skirt – LOVE the color, pleats and the subtle texture. It’s VERY heavy and as a result can look bulky.

 

Price Point

  • Coat – A bit on the expensive side but I do think the quality is on par with other coats of the same price point.
  • Blouse – I think it should be slightly less expensive just due to the material.
  • Skirt – Too expensive for a skirt in my opinion but the quality is incredible.

 

Petite Issues

  • Coat – Way too long! I loved the length on the model but it’s nearly touching the ground for me haha!
  • Blouse – None!
  • Skirt – Too long! Would love for it come just below the knee.

 

Overall Thoughts

I WISH she would have created some of the items specifically for petites, mainly the long coats and skirts. There were so many items that I loved but I knew that they would just be way too long on me. I’m pretty bummed about the coat. I probably wold have bought every color if it were petite but I think it’s just too long, sadly 🙁 I tried it with jeans and flats and it just overwhelmed my frame. I did, however, try another one of her coats in the same color that works much better for petites (and it’s cheaper!). I’m still undecided about the skirt and top. I do love both and think I could style them with so many things in my wardrobe. With the top, it’s just more of a price thing and whether or not I think it justifies a spot in my wardrobe. For the skirt, it’s length and price. I really, really love it but and I actually do need more skirts in my closet, but I question the length on me and whether or not it’s worth it. Would love to hear your opinion on this – let me know what you think

 

 

Would you wear a pink monochrome outfit?

xo

 

 

 

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