You’ve probably heard the word monochrome mentioned repeatedly in the world of fashion but what really is it?
You see, it not something you haven’t done before. Monochromatic fashion is usually a first go-to on your lazy day i.e that day you decided to wear your grey pants and grey blouse and match it with a pair of grey shoes because you really, can’t be bothered.
Although you can almost do no wrong with monochromatic style, there are just some fashion faux pas to avoid when styling up.
Firstly, the word “monochromatic” is made up of two words “mono” which means single or one and “chromatic” meaning color. Hence monochromatic style will consist of pieces of clothing of the same colour.
However, you cannot just mix and match stuffs of the same colour anyhow. Here are a few tips to get you going:
Vary the shades:
What works best for this style is not just wearing one single block colour but pairing lighter shades with the louder ones. This will give a perfect blend to create a monochromatic outfit. The good thing is, almost every color goes with this style. Pink, purple, yellow, red, blue, you name it! So there’s absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t indulge.
The first point of call is to choose a color that highlights your skin tone and makes you glow. You do not want to pick a color that would make you come off as drab. So find a color that works with your skin and get a-moving.
It’s advisable to create a balance of colors while styling a monochromatic outfit. You do not want one color to overwhelm the other thereby causing a mix-match that would come off as odd.
Mix Your Textures
Don’t just go for one particular sort of fabric but be adventurous and mix them. From stretchy to billowy and coarse, explore textures so as to create that angular form you’re reaching for.
Monochromatic outfits don’t just have to be made up of solid pieces; you can incorporate patterns or prints. To add more visual interest and to break up the solid blocks of color, add a print piece made up of the same color you’re working with.
By Sarah Oyedo
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