Creating your own unique monochromatic outfit
It’s a Monday and you’re not in the mood (or too lazy) to dress up, but I have a solution to looking fashionable by using monochromatic styles without the effort and time.
The current fashion trends behind the idea of monochromatic, is to express yourself with one or a similar arrangement of colors in the outfit. If you’re not in the creative mood, sticking to neutral colors like black, grey, or brown can help you achieve the monochromatic style. Look through your closet and pick out a basic pair of black jeans/tights, a black loose top, and a pair of black boots and BOOM, you have yourself a trendy outfit.
Don’t let the idea of only being able to express solid colors like black define you. The idea behind the monochromatic style enables you to bring in creativity into your wardrobe by using different shades and tints within one color. For example, grey is a great color with the monochromatic style because the different shades of grey from dark to light can come together to create the perfect grey outfit (as some fashion gurus would call it Groutfit).
Tips for putting together monochromatic outfits
- Picking the perfect color
The first thing to think about with choosing a color is skin tone. For lighter shades of skin tone and light hair, instead of going towards solid black colors, choose dark blues/ navy colors instead. And those with tanned skin and dark hair aims towards a deeper color like eggplant or burgundy colors.
For beginners to the monochromatic look, sticking to dark neutrals such as brown, grey, black, and navy. Working with neutrals colors is also beneficial for creating an outfit with colors that you already own in your closet.
- Explore different textures
Think of different textures within a color to bring in a new visual perspective with dimension. Putting together different textile material such as denim and velvet, suede and leather, etc., can add a unique twist of the style using different depths. Accessories such as jewelry, hats and even shoes can be a way to add dimension to a monochromatic outfit.
- Incorporating patterns
The trend of monochromatic outfits isn’t limited with only using solid color pieces. You’re free to use prints or patterns with the style. Adding a new visual perspective to the style, can be achieved by using a pattern and a solid color that are similar or identical to each other.
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