Monochromatic or tonal looks can be extremely chic when done right. They can constantly be spotted on fashion icons who want to make a statement. The right kind of monochromatic outfits will make you look sleek, put together, and fearless. And if this style of dressing turns into a habit, it will make shopping and getting dressed in the morning a lot easier. However, if done wrong it can look a bit silly. So, how do you join the league of monochrome-loving fashion legends?
Use different textures
This is the most important thing to remember. Varying textures will bring depth and interest to your outfit, and show the world that you are indeed wearing your color of choice with purpose. For example, you can wear a cotton tee with silky pants, a leather jacket, and canvas sneakers. This is especially important for darker colors like black, charcoal, or navy.
Incorporate different shades
Even though you’re wearing all one color, remember to keep the shades varied. You can stick to similar tones like white, off white, and cream, or create a greater contrast like navy and light blue. If you’re going for the similar tones options you can wear more pieces and layer. If you choose to create a contrast, this will make a bigger statement so choose a simple outfit combination like a jacket over a dress.
Add a neutral piece for contrast
You don’t need to be monochromatic from head to toe. In fact, it often looks better if you break up the look with something in a neutral shade - white, black, or grey. Use your accessories (shoes, bag, sunglasses) to tone down your colorful clothes. Try to tie the accessories together, for example a black bag and sunglasses with a red outfit. Definitely follow this rule if you’re choosing to wear a bright color. If your monochromatic look is already with neutral or pastels, feel free to be tonal from head to toe.
Last but not least, confidence is key when you’re wearing a monochromatic look. It’s not a style that everyone is willing to try, so you might get a few stares while you’re out and about. Remember that you look fabulous and any looks will be those of admiration!
Which colors will you choose to wear?