A monochromatic look is something we see season after season. It can be easy and carefree or elevated and elegant. It all depends on how it’s styled. While it seems simple in nature, I love how polished it looks. As the temperatures drop this style requires more layers and a little extra effort. Here are my 3 tips for wearing a monochromatic look.
You want to maintain balance when choosing your pieces. Keep proportions in mind. Even though it’s getting cooler out, you don’t need to bury yourself in layers just yet. There’s a way to keep warm and look great even when each piece is the same color. A fitted sweater and slim-fit pants can be paired with a coat like the one pictured to achieve this balance. For someone petite like me, it also creates an elongating effect.
This is an important component to keep an outfit interesting. While a monochromatic look can create a dramatic statement if done right, this is how you do it. In this particular outfit, I mixed wool, twill, suede, and leather to create depth. This also includes patterns. Mixing textures gives an outfit a certain richness that could otherwise be missed by showcasing only one color.
Since your entire outfit hinges on one color, it’s important to choose the right one. Going with an all white or black look is always a classic. I like to go with a flattering rich color to make a bit of a statement. Not all colors will work. It can also be tricky to find a head to toe look in a singular bold color too. It doesn’t have to be the exact same color but they should be complimentary hues.
This is a style I’ll be wearing more often. What do you think of monochromatic looks? Do you ever wear it?