How to Wear Monochrome

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.


‘Blue is for boys’ is such an outdated phrase.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.


Len Parent

“The most important thing to remember is that you can wear all the greatest clothes and all the greatest shoes, but you’ve got to have a good spirit on the inside. That’s what’s really going to make you look like you’re ready to rock the world.” —Alicia Keys

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  1. March 18, 2019 / 3:02 PM

    You styled this outfit perfectly babe 🙂 xx

  2. March 19, 2019 / 11:10 AM

    Loving this as blue as sky look. This blue colour is so pretty . i am tempted to buy this colour. This outfit style is super awesome.

  3. March 20, 2019 / 5:41 AM

    Such a pretty color for spring. Also, your hair is on fire! Love the color and you put it down.

    May ||

  4. March 21, 2019 / 12:57 PM

    Oh my goodness, I love your outfit. So amazing. I would definitely wear this. Monochrome looks great on you.

  5. March 23, 2019 / 12:39 AM

    I adore monochrome looks, however when I opt for them it’s almost always black! Colour can be so underrated. I need to embrace it more. I love this colour on you.


  6. March 24, 2019 / 3:17 PM

    I do love this hair style on you, super chic! I quite like monochrome look but it’s not always easy to pair the same shade of one colour. you did it girl! xx

  7. March 25, 2019 / 12:03 PM

    Love the color of the dress and it looks so beautiful.I am just planning to buy something in this summer.

  8. March 25, 2019 / 11:32 PM

    Now that’s a fab way to wear monochrome! You really rock this color babe, so gorgeous on you!

    Jessica |

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