As you guys know, I’m a firm believer of monochrome dressing. It’s pretty much what I’m all about! And I’m not going to beat around the bush here, it’s classy as fuck. 😉 The catwalks have been overrun with these tonal looks (everyone from Rosie Assoulin to Raf Simons are doing it). Although It used to be one of those trends that was seen as a simplistic way of getting dressed, it can be much more than that! Also It can be quite an ordeal to not make you look like you ran out of idea’s… That’s why I assembled these tips and tricks to make this trend work. 🙂
1. Mixing the right textures
Monochromatic dressing is all about mixing and matching textures to make it more appealing to the eye. While there are times when one texture works well (mostly in the form of a suit), it can look a little boring and dull when styling a look like this. Trust me, you don’t want that! For example: Pair a sheer fabric with a rougher one (bring in that contrast baby ;)).
2. Experiment with different shades and hues
I know how tempting it can be to opt for a matchy matchy look, but your entire outfit doesn’t need to be the same exact shade…which can look quite monotonous and uninteresting in my opinion (don’t hate me for this LOL) . When going monochromatic, pair for example a dark brown with a lighter brown or for starters opt for a two-tonal scarf (this one from Louis Vuitton is without a doubt the staple in your fall/winter wardrobe!)
3. It’s all about the balance
Three words: play with proportions! If you’re wearing a skinny jeans pair it with a bulkier sweater/top and vice versa. Not only will you look more put together , it will make you look leaner and taller as well! And who doesn’t want to look as tall as a small building?! 😉
4. Accentuate the flattering parts
It’s vital to know the most and the least flattering parts of your body. So keep notice that we’re working with the same colours in different tints and shades here. If you have wide hips or a little tummy I advise you to not emphasize it with light colours, instead try to conceal it with darker colours. It’s a lifesaver!
5. The right accessories
I said it before and I will say it again, it’s all in the details! While an accessory can make or break an outfit it can also add an element of uniqueness, wich is fundamental for the a one tonal look. Whether it’s a beautiful leather belt (noticed the little coins?), shiny leather Maxverre boots or a cool Fossil bracelet.
Enjoy your day, XOXO, Gianni