Monochromatic outfits have been everything this summer, and it looks like this trend is going full throttle into fall. And for good reason: not only do they look so effortless, but also nothing screams ‘fashion-forward’ more than this minimal chic ensemble.
When is comes to putting together a monochrome outfit, one can never go wrong with clothing in neutral shades. An accent piece, such as a duster coat in a neutral color, is a great investment and can completely transform any outfit to look both classy and stylish (even if you’re donning sweatpants underneath!).
Neutrals 101: Of course black, white, nude, beige, and gray are classics, and probably the first colors we think of when piecing together a monochrome outfit. They’re easy to find, we probably have tons of clothing items in these colors in our closests, and we can basically never go wrong with them!
But here are a few other unconventional colors that are so chic and effortless that they should basically be considered as neutrals as well! Moreover they are as easy to work with as B&W, and can easily be pieced together to form the classic monochromatic look.
- Navy Blue
A great style tip we can take from Cara to break the monotonicity of our single toned outfit is to play around with different textures such as her lace blouse.
- Khaki Green
- Mustard Yellow
Mustard yellow is such a gorgeous yet underrated color. It’s muted tone makes it closer to match to the brown-beige group, thus making your monochrome outfit look fresh, chic, and won’t make you look like you’re trying too hard.
- Pale Pink
If we learned one thing from the House of Herrera SS16 collection at NYFW, it was that pale pink is the new neutral. Not only did all her silhouettes looks so feminine and gentle, but also she proved to us that pinks and pleats never goes out of style!
So those are a few of my favorite ‘non-neutral’ neutrals. What are some of yours?