Caught in the ever-dreaded transition between your summer to winter wardrobe? Never fear! Monochrome screams minimal chic and finds power within its purity. A versatile look that can be taken from day to night, the monochromatic style is forever relevant and can be used in casual affairs or for strutting the streets of Fashion Week. Wearing a single shade is a simpler, cleaner approach to putting your outfits together this winter along with creating a striking and bold impact in any situation.
The singular key to mastering your monochromatic look this winter is to have fun with separates. Stick to just two prints, a maximum of three textures and throw a basic into the mix to avoid overload. Following this formula will allow you to rock an overall tonal look. A great way to achieve this is paring black shiny pants with a basic white blouse, followed by the essential blazer. Integrate the monochrome tones with some white sneakers and a black carry bag for a casual yet sophisticated look. Take this casual daytime outfit to night with a bold red lip and some black heels.
Creating a silhouette
Silhouettes are incredibly effective when it comes to wearing the same colour hue. Wearing something to compliment your figure brings a level of enhancement and will make any outfit look expensive. Find pieces that accentuate your figure, such as a pair of tight fitted trousers, followed by a tailored blazer. By using this technique in composition with monochrome creates a polished look set for any occasion.
For a ‘fashion week’ ready look, pair culottes with a tight fitted top to elongate the torso along with some heeled mules and a faux fur coat. Either single shades, or similar hues, this will be a statement outfit for both day/night!
Play with texture
Adding a textural element brings a component of interest to a look. Wearing single-colour outfits or similar hues need a textural component to add depth and contrast. There are many ways to do this, and it doesn’t need to be daunting! Leather or faux-leather is a texture that adds a certain luxe element to an outfit. Its smooth finish makes for an ideal contrast to a knit or faux fur. On the topic of Faux, faux fur coats are all the rage, and can be a huge statement piece. Incorporate a faux fur coat in the colour of one item piece you are planning on wearing to make a bold impact.
There’s no doubt that accessories can turn any look from Drab to FAB! The same rules apply when it comes to polishing off your outfit. Keep all accessories within the same tones, including jewellery. It creates a seamless ease visually, along with tying in your outfit for a more refined look. During winter days, go for opaque’s with contrasting white sneakers, or even chicer, a black ankle boot. Tie in all elements with a cross body bag, your favorite jewellery and you’re monochromatic ready!