I love coordinates. Reminds me of Beyonce's call to action in Formation, "prove to me you got some coordination."
The idea and look of a matching set, or a monotone look, has always been appealing to me. Much like a romper, its an effortless outfit.
However, matching sets can get redundant and expensive. They all come in pretty much the same styles and materials. It can also be difficult to find multiple pieces in the exact same color and tone for a monotone look.
Here, I'm pairing two separate pieces, purchased at different times, to create a semi-matching, semi-monotone set. This longline duster coat is a very simple vest; there are no pockets or embellishments, which makes it really easy to pair things with. The most eye-catching factor about it is the jewel-toned teal color.
Coco Note: This is also a great way to use and reuse wardrobe pieces without spending money on new items. Just look for pieces in similar colors and tones, and complimentary fabrics.
Picking up on this teal, I paired the vest with a faux wrap skirt in a very similar color, but different fabric. I love this skirt because it's super sexy, but not necessarily skin tight or "bodycon." It's one of the alternatives I outlined in this post.
Instead of doing a full monotone look, I decided to break up the monotony with some black and bandage. This bandage top is working its way onto my list of wardrobe essentials. It's fitting, but in all the right places. With bandage, you get plenty of support and lift, without any additional wiring.
I could've worn sandals with this look, but something about these boots makes this look a little more gritty, which I love.