Today's post is all about tonal dressing; I'm really enjoying experimenting with mixing up different shades of the same colour with my outfits at the moment, and grey is one of my absolute faves for this season right now. If you're a regular reader, you'll also know just how much I love roll necks for this bitter weather we're having lately. This metallic tube skirt is an oldie but a goodie, from the River Island sale a couple of years ago, which I still think looks pretty timeless. I used to own masses of midi pencil skirts around that time and was obsessed with them, then I totally went off the boil with them (as one tends to do when they stock pile a particular item in their wardrobe..), but when putting this look together, I was inspired to try one out again and discovered I quite enjoyed wearing them again! I'm still loving my mini's at the moment, but maybe now I'll mix things up a bit and throw in a midi every now and then. This polo neck jumper from New Look was such a bargain at just £8, and even though it's a pretty basic item I just love it and goes with so much. To keep the chill away and also to inject a paler shade of grey, I added one of my favourite coats, and finished off with my new beauties, these ASOS pointed heels. I wanted to show that tonal dressing doesn't have to plain and boring, in fact sometimes it can be more exciting than mixing lots of colours and patterns together, as it gives you the leverage to experiment with different textures and materials - here I'm wearing brushed wool, ribbed cotton and embossed metallic to keep it all interesting.
What I'm Wearing:
Coat: Dorothy Perkins, Skirt: River Island (old), Jumper: New Look @ ASOS, Heels: ASOS, Necklace: Vintage