Bold Monochrome Outfits – March Thrifty Six

April 18, 2022
Bold Monochrome Outfits - March Thrifty Six

I’m back home after a wonderful holiday in Barbados…I really didn’t want to leave there! I could get used to the hot weather and easy pace of living. It was so nice to not have to set an alarm or worry about time. For the first time in over five years I missed my weekly link up post…something that I really didn’t want to do, but with limited Wifi and being at the beach/pool most of the time I had to let it go just this once. Had I been more organised I’d have scheduled a post, but the pre-holiday preparations took longer than I anticipated. I’m off on my travels again next week but I have got plenty of content lined up so I won’t be missing another link up!

Bold monochrome orange

My vacation wardrobe mostly consists of dresses and jumpsuits for ease and comfort. As I didn’t have any photos in the can for this month’s Thrifty Six I had to quickly put something together from what I took with me. Lucy chose “bold monochrome” as the theme – an outfit of all one colour rather than black and white monochrome – and luckily I’d packed my charity shop orange jumpsuit. It was only about £6 and has proved to be an excellent thrifty find. I love the colour, fabric and fit. It is now a summer/holiday favourite. As I have a lot of orange in my wardrobe (and suitcase) I was able to max out on this zesty hue.

The day before we left, I popped out to get some last minute things and happened to see this orange straw fedora in the window of a local boutique. I’d only just discovered the shop a few days previously and had already bought a dress, jumpsuit and bag (yes, that’s orange too!), but either I missed the hat in the window or it was new stock. I couldn’t walk by without going in to investigate and soon departed with my new favourite sunhat! There was one in pink too and now I’m thinking about going back to get that – I think I’ve become the shop’s new best customer!



Nutmeg jumpsuit (charity shop) | hat from White Ribbon Boutique | Seafolly Australia bag | Maxmara sunglasses (TKMaxx) | oNecklace initial pendant | earrings and ring from eBay | Azuni bangle

Let’s see my thrifty friends’ bold monochrome outfits…

Lucy Bertoldi

“This adorable royal blue knit set is perfect for this time of year, when the weather just can’t make up its mind. Got it in the 80’s from Sears (remember that place?). It was super stylish and trendy – and everyone wore something like it…so nothing that special. These days, when I wear it, the compliments just won’t stop because of everything about it! Vintage has a way of doing that, wouldn’t you agree?”

Shelbee on the Edge

“I found this pink embroidered sundress on a thrifting adventure last spring but it was a tad too tight. I have lost some weight and now it’s just right! And it’s perfect for a bright monochrome outfit paired with lots of other pink things (that were not preloved but have been loved much by me)!”


“Is this a tangerine dream?…

…or is it more like manic mandarin!?!

I’m calling it sun-kissed satsuma – a whole eyeful of orange!

I love a 90’s classic suit and this one is a genuine vintage piece.

It’s far from high-end but what it lacks in class, it definitely makes up for in colour!”

Graceful Rags

“I really struggled to find something for this month’s collab, scouring every nearby charity shop not once, but twice! I never consider a dress/jumpsuit as monochrome, since it’s just one piece, but pairing this fun onesie with these second hand orange wedges was the best I could do. Both the shoes and oversized jumpsuit are out of my comfort zone, but I love how this springy look came together!”

Nancy’s Fashion Style

“The skirt is pre loved and from the shop I used to work for. I buy a lot of that brand pre loved, because I know the quality is very good and sizing too. Although this skirt didn’t work for me, it’s too short and the pink in the blazer and shirt don’t work for me at all. I wore it once, when we went for pizza at my sister’s! Didn’t feel as me, so sold both the skirt and the blazer. Bold colours aren’t really my style, but I do love them.”

That’s all for this month…we’ll be back with another thrifty challenge on the third Monday in May. Hope to see you for the #stylewithasmile link up tomorrow!

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9 responses to “Bold Monochrome Outfits – March Thrifty Six”

  1. Jennifer says:

    I love the orange!!

    Curated by Jennifer

  2. Hi, Emma – I just had to stop by to say that this jumpsuit fits you wonderfully! It’s gorgeous. I normally avoid jumpsuits because I’m long-waisted so a one-piece usually doesn’t fit me in all the right places. Thanks for sharing your find – Angie,

  3. Lovely says:

    You look fab in this jumpsuit and the fedora is perfect o you!

  4. Suzy Turner says:

    You absolutely nailed this theme, Emma! I’m loving all that orange on you. So serendipitous that you spotted the orange fedora in that shop window! Love it!
    Suzy xx

  5. Michelle says:

    This is a fabulous look, Emma! I’m a fan of orange too. Your new hat is so cute.


  6. I love it, Emma! The orange fedora was such a great find! And your E necklace is so good with this bright, bold look! Fabulous as always, my friend!


  7. Jacqui Berry says:

    Love this prompt! You all look amazing and that orange is stunning. Jacqui x

  8. Olivia says:

    Amazing outfit ideas!

    Love and Wellness

  9. Via Singh says:

    I love love love your outfit. You look absolutely stunning in this jumpsuit. The orange color is so bright and vibrant. Also loving your beautiful friends dresses. So elegant and stylish. 🙂

    Via |

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