Monochromatic dressing means wearing separates of one color that have different textures and/or similar shades of that color for an overall chic look. For some, mixing patterns can look a bit fussy and color-blocking a bit unsettling. However, wearing a single shade is a simpler, cleaner approach to putting an outfit together. In fact, when you keep your overall outfit within the same color hue, the outcome can be just as striking as wearing a bold pattern or vivid color. Can I get an Amen to all my girlfriends that tend to lean in this fashion direction. 🙂
I wore this outfit the other day and received quite a few compliments. I incorporated new, contemporary purchases with older, classic pieces, proving that this trend can also be cost-effective. You might not need to buy anything at all to achieve this chic, polished style! Intrigued? Great. Keep reading for tips on pulling off this undeniably posh look.
Wearing multiple layers of varied textures of one color add depth and dimension to an outfit, it also allows you to highlight, or downplay, certain parts of your body. For example, if you have long legs and tend to carry your weight above the waist, consider white skinny jeans with a white blouse and white-to-cream faux fur vest or draped sweater; you’ll draw attention to a lean lower body. Or to bring the focus upward or toward your face, try wearing bottoms with a slightly darker shade and work your way up with lighter, brighter variations of that color family. If the simplicity of incorporating this surprisingly easy yet sophisticated style hasn’t already convinced you to give it a whirl, then consider this: when dressing monochromatically, your outfit has one uninterrupted line from head to toe that elongates your silhouette, making you appear slimmer and taller than you actually are. As a fashion blogger, I can’t think of anything better!
Pro Tip: Pair a monochromatic black outfit with bone colored heels to give an appearance of longer legs.
So whether you’re wearing top to bottom jewel tones, winter whites, or a neutral ensemble, monochromatic dressing definitely offers a fresh look from the continuous never ending fashion trends. No matter your shape or style, monochromatic always looks sharp, so don’t be afraid to experiment!
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