How To Wear A Monochromatic Bold Look

A monochromatic outfit is one of the chicest, foolproof looks you can wear. There’s nothing easier than throwing on a head to toe black outfit and immediately looking like a million bucks. When it comes to a colorful monochrome outfit, it’s a little more tricky.

As red is really big this Fall, I decided to challenge myself to style and wear an all red outfit. I must admit it felt like an impossible task to wear red head to toe, without looking too much. In case you don’t know, black, white and neutrals are my usual go to’s. Six out of seven days, you’ll see me in a pair of jeans and some kind of neutral top. So wearing all red is very out of my comfort zone…

When wearing a monochromatic look, playing with textures is important. It gives the outfit more depth and makes it look less flat. So play around with fabrics and textures so you’re outfit won’t look like you’re just wrapped in one sheet of fabric.

When going with a safer color, such as black, choosing one shade for the whole outfit is absolutely fine. But with a difficult color, like red, sticking to one shade can be a little over the top. Picking the same shade of red and wearing it from head to toe would’ve probably made me look like the Kool-Aid man!

Instead, I played around with different shades. The sweater a bold tomato red, the pants have a pink tint to them, the bag has a purple undertone and the shoes a deep burgundy. By that, I made sure my monochromatic outfit isn’t falt. It’s contrasty and interesting.

When wearing a monochrome look, you should also focus on your accessories to break down the rigidity of your look. They’re a great way to distract the eye and to town down your outfit.

Although I won’t be wearing bold monochromatic outfits on a daily basis, it’s definitely fun from time to time. It made me feel like a fashion editor walking the streets of Paris during fashion week and I loved it. Will you wear a head to toe red look?

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XoXo,

Tamara

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36 Comments

    • November 6, 2017 / 9:27 am

      I’m so glad you liked it, Courtney!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  1. November 6, 2017 / 5:02 am

    Ok you ROCKED this monochromatic look! I would normally be too scared to wear a colorful monochromatic outfit but you make it look so chic and effortless!

    Rosy Outlook

    • November 6, 2017 / 9:37 am

      Thank you, Kelly! I was scared at first but I wanted to challenge myself a little.

      XoXo,

      Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  2. November 6, 2017 / 6:11 am

    I think you’ve done a fabulous job here, Tamara! The texture thing makes it so fabulous!!
    I saw a women at the airport once in all black but many different textures, and it looked wonderful!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • November 6, 2017 / 9:53 am

      Thank you, Jodie. Different fabrics and textures elevate a monochromatic look because of the different ways the light hits them!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  3. November 6, 2017 / 10:53 am

    Beautiful photos! You look amazing! πŸ™‚ xx

  4. November 6, 2017 / 11:14 am

    Absolutely fabulous! Monochromatic looks are my fav, and I love the bold colors you chose <3
    Green Fashionista

  5. Amy Arnold
    November 6, 2017 / 12:26 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try this and of course you nailed it! I like the skinny pants with the chunkier weight sweater.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  6. Maria
    November 6, 2017 / 10:27 pm

    Great outfit for fall, like an energetic drink!! I like your style and your outfits very much, thanks for sharing! I also like reading the description, it’s very useful and clear.

    Fashion Instinct BLOG

  7. zarrah
    November 7, 2017 / 12:03 am

    Great photos dear.
    You captured it and outfit is on point.

    Much Love,
    Zarrah | The Bandwagon Chic

  8. November 7, 2017 / 6:48 am

    It’s not easy to rock a bright and bold look but you have managed to do so perfectly! Love the outfit πŸ™‚

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

  9. IZabela
    November 7, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    Red is one of my favourite colours. You look fabulous.

    Her Style Hive

  10. November 8, 2017 / 10:35 am

    Great monochromatic look!

    dinamighty.com

  11. November 8, 2017 / 10:10 pm

    I find this post the sexiest! I love the way you pull-off the all Red. So seductive!

    xoxo, Katrina Isha | Time Off

  12. November 9, 2017 / 12:55 am

    Loving this look dear. Red is truly the color of fall. Those heels are fabulous too!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  13. November 10, 2017 / 1:07 am

    Amazing pictures, I really like your styling!!
    Have a lovely weekend πŸ™‚
    Rosanna x

  14. November 13, 2017 / 11:27 am

    I love your beautiful red on red look here, is so bold and beautiful, one of my favourite colours to wear as it’s so warming.

    You look so beautiful.

    Laura xo
    http://www.shehearts.net β™₯

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