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There’s no denying that monochrome is chic. Dressing head-to-toe in the same colour is flattering, elegant and time-saving.
But be careful, although the monochromatic look may seem easy and fast, there are a few points you should consider before throwing together your head-to-toe monochrome outfit.
First of all, let’s define what exactly is a monochrome outfit. The word mono means single and chromatic; colour, so basically, a monochromatic outfit consists in wearing all items of clothing in the same shade.
But how to wear monochrome outfits without looking boring?
Sometimes a monochromatic look can be a bit dull - unless, of course, you’re wearing the stunning creations of Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior Fall’18!
Monochromatic doesn’t mean that you have to wear the same solid colour from head to toe. You can actually play with different shades of the same colour and different textures too: try mixing materials to make your look more interesting, for example; a sequin skirt with a bulky cable knit pullover, a silk shirt with leather, wool and satin, or a chiffon skirt with a denim jacket.
How to rock your monochromatic look?
Monochrome elongates the body, so it is an excellent choice for Petites, and when worn wisely, can be incredibly flattering for all body types. You can use the different shades of the colour you chose in your advantage; wear the lighter hues on the parts of your body you want to emphasize and the darker shades where you would instead draw less attention.
You can never go wrong with navy. It is a neutral and elegant colour that suits everyone. If you’re blond and with a very fair complexion, Navy Blue is an excellent option instead of black.
One of the most versatile hues, from nude to camel, beige is THE colour of Autumn per excellence. Accessories like a bag with a golden chain and gold jewellery go very well with your beige look.
A dark green monochromatic look elongates the silhouette and looks classy, whether you wear a solid green outfit or different shades of this beautiful tone together.
Monochromatic grey outfits are effortlessly chic and sophisticated. Pay attention to match your garments with silver jewellery for the right effect.
If you’re tired of wearing all-black outfits, this is the right time to experiment with bright colours. Ceylon Yellow is one of the Pantone colour trends for Fall. Valliant Red is another good option for the daring fashionista and totally on-trend this season.