Wearing one color is a surprisingly easy way to make a statement. Monochromatic dressing is creating an overall tonal look by wearing similar shades of a single color. You might be thinking that you have no idea where to begin when it comes to exploring this style, but the easiest way to start is by throwing the same colors of different articles of clothing onto your bed (pants, sweaters, cardigans, tee’s, etc). To successfully pull off this look, you want to find different textures of clothing to pair together. This will give your outfit a modern feel and add a layer of depth - important so that your outfit doesn’t feel dull.For example, I paired a woven stitched Varsity Jacket with a speckled Henley to add contrast to the hues of blue. You’ll notice that my jacket has a pop of light grey, a strategic decision in pulling together this look. I advise that when dressing monochromatic, always incorporate a pop of a lighter or darker color (the opposite to the shade you built your outfit around) to add a sliver of dimension. Some people choose to do this through accessorizing, but if you aren’t a big accessory person, this is a simple way to achieve the same style. When people think of dressing from head to toe in one color, often black comes to mind. It’s easy to throw on black slacks or denim, a tee, a leather bomber or sweater and black boots. But I challenge you to try this style out with other colors, colors that compliment your skin tone and accentuate all of the features you love.Welcome to the world of monochromatic dressing!
Looking outside this morning, the dark city sky and misty rain made it unappealing to leave our cozy apartment. However, weekends don't roll around nearly enough so it was time to take advantage of the day. I decided to throw on this varsity jacket from Zara which happens to be one of my favorite pieces of outerwear because I love the vintage throwback feel to it. I paired the coat with a very simple, white, thinly striped tee from Alternative Apparel because the focal point of the look is the statement jacket. A colorful or boldly patterned tee would detract from the coat and look a bit too "busy." Brown chinos were the perfect pant to throw with the outfit to contrast with the denim jacket. I also have to admit, I am a sucker for a good beanie. The one I am wearing is completely old school, from my high school days when I worked at Abercrombie but has been very good to me over the years. ? I love throwing beanies on all throughout the fall and winter because they keep you warm and add a nice touch to your outfit. Plus, you can easily cover up your bed head and no one would know the difference. ? Happy Fall!