An easy—and often stylish—way to wear outfits is to stick to monochromatic pieces. You know you’ve done it on lazy days. You pull out a pair of black pants, a black turtleneck, throw on your black leather bomber jacket and black boots and head out the door.
The word “monochromatic” breaks down into two pieces: “mono” meaning single and “chromatic” meaning color. So a monochromatic outfit would consist of pieces of one color. This doesn’t mean that you would only wear solid black or solid red from head to toe. No, the joy of a monochromatic outfit is wearing different shades and tints of the same color.
Monochrome. It’s one of the secrets to looking effortlessly chic, and is such an easy way to elevate your look, without putting in a lot of effort. It’s a go-to style secret that I incorporate regularly into my outfits – it’s a street style favorite for good reason.
Break out of your comfort zone
When it comes to wearing monochrome, all black is the easy option; it’s a fallback I’ve relied on so many times – it’s easy, effortless, and you can’t really go wrong with an all black look. So, break out of your comfort zone. Try something a little different like all white if your color palette is more minimal or if you like earthy hues, go for a full khaki or camel-toned look.
AS BLUE AS THE SKY
‘Blue is for boys’ is such an outdated phrase. We women can stylishly sport a blue ensemble any day. Fashion queen Gigi Hadid was spotted in a bright blue cropped sweatshirt and matching pants. All blue monochrome look is giving me a major fashion goals.
Opt for playful accessories
I like to think of accessories as the finishing touch to an outfit, whether it’s a bold red lip, a flirty pair of earrings, a quirky shoe or an eye-catching ‘it’ bag. A playful accessory can draw some attention away from your full monochromatic look, and add a light hearted touch to your outfit. If you’re going for an all black look, try going all out and opt for something statement-making, like a clashing bag, or a vibrant pair of shoes.
Play with Pattern
Monochromatic outfits don’t just have to be made up of solid pieces; you can incorporate patterns or prints. To add visual interest and to break up the solid blocks of color, add a print piece made up of the same color you’re working with. You can also try adding a patterned shawl or scarf for fun.
The joy of going with a monochromatic color combination is that it will work with virtually any color you choose: purple, red, blue, green, brown, pink…you name it. So there is no reason for you not to delve into this style, because there are bound to be certain colors that look marvelous with your skin tone, eyes and hair, which will only be enhanced where pairing multiples of the same color together in one outfit.