Pulling off the monochrome look

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Wearing one colour is anything but boring; but it’s time to clean up our fashion acts, ladies. You can pull the monochromatic look in ways you never thought. In fashion terms, monochromatic dressing means wearing separates of one colour that have different textures and/or similar shades of that colour for an overall tonal look. While mixing patterns can look a bit fussy and colour-blocking a bit too catchy and be termed as an attention seeker, wearing a single shade is a simpler, cleaner approach to putting an outfit together. In fact, when you keep your overall outfit within the same colour hue, the outcome can be just as striking as wearing a bold pattern or vivid colour.

You might not need to buy anything at all to achieve this chic, polished style! Intrigued? Read on how to pull off this undeniably posh look.

Firstly, remember that it doesn’t all have to be the same shade. If you opt for cream, each piece can be a varying shade.

Secondly, pay attention to the shapes and cuts of your pieces. The trick to wearing and pulling off one colour is making sure that your silhouette is flattering.

Lastly, wear it with confidence! Although monochrome may seem intimidating, once you wear it you instantly look chic!

Don’t be afraid to try the look, it’s a tried and tested favorite – just find the right color for you; even if it’s black, and go for it! If the ease of adopting this surprisingly easy yet sophisticated style hasn’t already convinced you to give it a whirl, then consider this: when dressing monochromatically, your outfit has one uninterrupted line from head to toe that elongates your silhouette, making you appear slimmer and taller than you actually are.

Whether it’s top-to-bottom jewel tones, winter whites, or a neutral ensemble, monochromic dressing definitely offers visual relief from the more frenzied trends of past seasons. No matter your shape or style, monochromatic always looks sharp; so don’t be afraid to experiment!

By Pupwaya Timothy Dibal

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