Get the Look: Monochromatic Mania

A monochromatic look contains varying parts of an outfit in a single color family. And because we are currently seeing a huge revival of the trend, we wanted to create this handy guide to help you achieve the monochromatic look hassle-free!

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Have Fun With Textures

Texture can add depth to a monochromatic look. For example, if you pair a corduroy miniskirt with a knit sweater and leather pointed-toe flats, you may be rocking various shades of one color, but you have dimension from the different textures. Silk, flannel, and various knits are great textiles you can easily mix and match for a monochromatic look.

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Play With Patterns

Patterns totally count when it comes to dressing monochromatically, and they can help if you feel overwhelmed by one color. For example, if you want a monochromatic look in camel, pair camel trousers and a cropped camel turtleneck with a predominantly camel houndstooth or plaid blazer. You’re still wearing various shades of mostly one color – and it’s not like there’s monochrome outfit fashion police out there!

Start With a Suit

A matching suit does a lot of the monochromatic coordination for you. We suggest finding a power suit in your favorite color, then pairing it with a tee or silk camisole and pumps in that same color family.

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Balance Is Everything

When you’re working with one color, you never want to feel like your body is overwhelmed. So if you start with a flowy top, for example, go for a more structured bottom, and vice-versa.

Don’t Forget Accessories

It’s often accessories that can make an entire outfit, and monochromatic looks are no different. So keep up the monochromatic vibe via statement earrings, a hat, sunglasses, or another matching accessory.

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Be Natural With Neutrals

Neutrals can be just as fun as bright colors to work with. Monochromatic outfits don’t have to be bright blues, forest greens, or bubblegum pinks. They can also be white, black, gray, or beige and look just as stylish.

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