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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