Dressing in one color from head to toe is not an easy task, it can be very hard to pull off the popular monochromatic look without looking like you are about to head to a Halloween party dressed as a crayon. Monochromatic styling, while daunting, can actually be a really flattering and hip look if done correctly.
First, it is important to note that monochromatic style means dressing in one color, or similar shades, while mixing materials that have different textures. This is a great way for someone who wants to show their creative side when dressing, but isn’t find of color blocking or patterns. Wearing all one color or shade allows for a clean, simple approach to fashion and the outcome can be absolutely striking.
Wearing more than one layer of various textures of a certain color can add dimension and depth to a outfit, which also allows you to highlight your favorite parts of your body, or downplay parts that you aren’t very confident about. An example of this is let’s say you carry all of your weight above the waist, but you have very long legs that you love. Wearing a white blouse, white skinny jeans and a cream or white draped sweater or faux fur vest will bring all the attention to your legs. Perhaps you want to bring attention to your face? Wear a pair of pants or skirt with a darker shade of the color you have chosen, and then as you work your way up piecing the outfit together you will want each piece to be a slighter brighter shade of that color. This look is surprisingly sophisticated looking.
Hopefully you’re convinced to at least give this fantastic fashion style a try, so here are some suggestions on how to put together your own stylish monochromatic outfit from your very own closet.
First you should go to your closet and take out all of the pieces you have that are the same color. You will want to search for a selection of blouses, tops, jeans, skirts, tights, leggings and shoes.
In order to look good in all one color, you need to balance and mix up textures. An example of this would be to pair some black faux leather leggings with a black silk blouse and black velvet shoes.
Mixing all of these different textures together will keep your look modern and interesting while still giving it depth.
Now it is on to accessories. With the accessories you can have a bit more freedom to play around. For the all black example outfit you could go with a large gold chain necklace with a rhinestone. The length of the necklace will help add to the clean look of a monochromatic outfit, while still adding just the right amount of pop.
The monochromatic style is also a perfect choice for senior pictures. Not only is it a timeless, fashionable look, but the mixture of textures will photograph very well!