Fashion trends may come or go, but one that never goes out of style is the monotone trend.
In fashion terms, monochromatic dressing means wearing separates of one colour that have different textures and/or similar shades of that colour for an overall tonal look. And while prints hold their own charm, when you keep your overall outfit within the same colour hue, the outcome can be just as striking as wearing a bold pattern or vivid colour. Read on to discover some interesting ways to try out this trend.
Classic in Black
New to the trend? Start out with an all black ensemble, the easiest to delve into with pieces right from your wardrobe. Be it casual or formal, you can never go wrong with black. Black is bae and this monotone statement is here to stay.
Timeless in all white
An all white look is as timeless and elegant as it is angelic. Equally lovely in summer and winter, it immediately elevates your outfit. Add on some neutral earthy accessories for a soft demure effect.
Branch out with the basics
If subtlety is how you like to play, apart from blacks and whites, a great way to try out monotones is to dip into other neutral tones like nudes and greys. Balance out your look with a little difference in shades to avoid your outfit from seeming like co-ords.
Break it with a print
Add some depth to your look by wearing a printed piece in the same colour with your solids.
Denim on fleek
A great way to play with monotones is to layer denims as it presents a lot of versatility in styling. Wear a denim shirt with denim shorts, or a skirt or jeans, or throw on a jacket over your jeans with a neutral or pop colour top. Don’t shy away from wearing the same or different shades of denim in one look.
Stay suave in a suit
Dresses may be the most common choice to make a statement, but nothing beats the sensuality of a sleek, fitted suit. Play with fabrics, textures and jacket lengths for different looks.
The best way to wear monotones is to incorporate different hues while staying within the same colour palette. Experiment with layers and accessories.
Siren in red
If blacks and whites are the quintessential classics, then nothing beats the allure and statement of wearing an all red outfit. Experiments with fabrics and textures for different vibes.
Toss it with some texture
Monotone can get mundane if you don’t add some variety to it. A great way to make it interesting is to throw in some textures. Pair that skirt of trousers with a fluffy woollen jumper, or give ruffles, embellishments or pleats a whirl.
Play with colours
Feeling bold? Go all out with an entire ensemble is a vibrant hue and you are sure to turn heads. Keep your silhouettes clean and sharp to balance out the colours and not overdo it.
Balance it out
As always, striking a balance in your outfit is key to good styling. Wearing different pieces of your attire in the same or different shades of a colour can be offset with a neutral hue. Also, going all out with accessories matching your outfit can be a bit over the top, so instead try accessories in earthy or jewel tones.
How would you style your favourite monotone look?