Mono

On many occasions, I have donned monochromatic looks on this blog – mostly guided by the on-trend “white out” looks. It’s no secret that ...


On many occasions, I have donned monochromatic looks on this blog – mostly guided by the on-trend “white out” looks. It’s no secret that wearing an all-white ensemble is my instant chic trick. However, I should also tell you that you don’t need to only go for white when planning to strut in a monochromatic look. In fact, when done right and in moderation, you can get away with wearing a lot of different monochromatic numbers.


The number one tip I can give you when putting together a monochromatic look is to CREATE DIMENSION. Adding dimension to your look will instantly make it pop despite it being in only one color. Dimension in an outfit creates balance and makes the whole look even more appealing. But how exactly can you create dimension?



Shade. Even if you are only using one color, that doesn’t mean that you have to stick to one shade. While this may not apply to black or white, you can use variations of lighter and darker shades when it comes to other colors. The difference in shades adds dimension to your outfit, making it a bit more attractive to look at.

Texture. Play around with textures. Use pieces that are made from different materials to add depth to your look. This might sound strange at first, but when you actually pay attention, a black cotton tee looks different from from a black nylon dress. The way the light hits these two pieces differ, too, which adds illusion to your look. Try different pieces and see which materials work best together.

Cut/Fit. You can also create dimension for your monochromatic outfit by using pieces that differ in cut and fit. Try a loose top and a fitted pair of black pants or the other way around - fitted top, loose bottoms.



In general, adding dimension to your look is all about adding subtle differences to your look. It may sound a bit confusing at first, but just keep trying and you'll see what I'm talking about. Once you get the hang of it, you may just enjoy dressing up in monochromatic looks more and more! It can get addicting.

Vintage top | Chick Flick skirt & heels

So, share with me if you have done any of this or even if you've only just thought about it for now. Or, how about going for a monochromatic look for your Friday night plans? ;)

Have a great weekend!

xx
Megann

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  1. I love your dress! Ang classy <3


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