Mixing colors and patterns has always been a fashion trend. I mean, think of the 80s, fashionistas were utilizing ROY G BIV like their lives depended on it. Good ol’ ROY is definitely dependable, but it’s time for a break up. It’s all about rocking the same color throughout the look. The art of wearing one color is a hard feat to achieve, but man does it drop jaws when perfectly executed. The trick is to mix and match different shades, textures, and shapes to keep the look monochrome but not monotonous. Let’s break down some legendary monochrome looks to truly master the art.
(Photo from @cfashionista by @jill.chiachetti)
The key to this look is the fact that the color is exactly the same in the all the pieces, but the pieces themselves are quite different. She has your everyday jean jacket casually draped over her shoulder paired with a pair of chic white trousers and polished ankle boots. The pairing of casual and chic keeps the pieces separate while still maintaining a cohesive monochrome look.
(Photo by @camilacoelho)
This outfit showcases different textures in order to attain the ideal look. The contrast between the lace on the dress and the smooth fabric of the coat brings focus to the pieces before the color. And the hardware on the bag breaks up the purple so the color isn’t too overwhelming. The visual differences of the pieces allow the color to shine through without it being too much.
(Photo by @songofstyle)
Accessories can make or break a monochrome look. When deciding what to choose, think of whether or not you want your accessories to stand out. In this look, the shoes are clearly the focal point. The color is different and the sparkly bows command attention. The belt and the bag enhance the look in a more subtle way with the belt synching in her waist and the bag serving functional purposes. The accessories you choose will bring life to the one color backdrop you create.