Monochromatic dressing is a major trend this season and a trend that I’ve personally loved for quite a few years. (Check out this monochromatic blue look or this monochromatic pink outfit!) The word monochromatic breaks down to mono (meaning one) and chromatic (meaning colour) so monochromatic dressing is just choosing to wear one colour from head to toe. Otherwise know as tone on tone dressing, choosing to be more minimalist in the colours you wear is not only stylish but also makes your outfit look more expensive. Today I’m breaking down how to use a single colour to make your outfit pop.
How to wear a monochromatic outfit
Monochromatic style means an outfit with multiple pieces that are the same colour but that doesn’t mean all the colours in your outfit have to be exactly the same. Instead, it’s best to choose either different shades or different tints of the same colour. If you are new to monochromatic dressing, the easiest way to wear a single monochromatic colour is to start with black. Try pairing a pair of worn black jeans with a jet black turtleneck and voila! An easy peasy monochromatic look!
Monochromatic dressing is possible with any colour of the rainbow but I think dressing in monochromatic neutrals is the most classy way to wear the look. In today’s post I’m wearing different shades of cream, oatmeal and taupe. While these colours typically look more elegant when paired together in a monochromatic outfit, I added a soft fur vest and warm fur boots together to create an easy casual look. These amazing taupe fur boots are from Cougar. They literally feel like you are wearing slippers but I love that the wedge heel gives you a little extra hight!
To take your monochromatic look to the next level, try adding in subtle patterns. For example, wear brown pants together with a leopard print top then add a camel coat to finish the look. Differing textures are another way to make sure your monochromatic look doesn’t fall flat. Think of including textures such as silk, wool, lace or fur to give your outfit another layer of dimension.
So, will you be choosing to pair more monochromatic pieces together when planning your outfits? I’d love to know your thoughts! Leave me a comment letting me know what your favourite colour to wear tone on tone is!