Several Shades Of Gray – How To Wear A Monochrome Look

IMG_2503.4.jpgTop: Faux Fur Vest; Old (Similar here and love this version here); Gap Peplum tee (similar here and here) Bottom: Gray Ponte Leggings; Old (Similar here and here) Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Quilted Affair (Similar here and here) Boots: Ivanka Trump Atilla Over The Knee Boot (Similar here and here) Sunglasses: Kate Spade New York Gayla Sleek Wayfarer Sunglasses (Similar here and here)

With hopes that the winter weather will soon end, I am beginning to organize my clothes for spring, and my closet is in somewhat of a transition.  Opting for a monochrome look for the day was quick and simple to pull together, because the pieces were easy to find once I decided on the color.  Wearing one solid color from head-to-toe, may seem like a bit much, but focusing on the right shades can make it fun and fashionable.  Here are a few things to consider when wearing a monochrome look anytime of year.

Mix and match a balance of tones – The highs and lows of the shade will help the outfit flow and keep it from IMG_2489.2.jpglooking poured on.

Add in different textures – Textures like faux fur, tweeds, suede and leather will give the matching colors some variety and style.

Wear a lighter shade of the hue on the top or bottom – The shade variance from top and bottom will provide a break in color.

Minimize matching accessories – Avoid overwhelming the outfit with too many matching accessories.  One or two accessories of the same shade is best.

Soften the one color look for spring and summer – For spring and summer monochrome looks, try pinks, minty greens and blues.  Whites and pastels paired with other soft colors are always good options as well.

Have a great day!         IMG_2484.jpg                                   IMG_2506.jpg                                     IMG_2506.crop.jpg

6 Comments

  1. Melissa
    February 25, 2015 / 7:16 pm

    Love the monochrome look, especially in gray. Thanks for the tips on putting it together. Really like your style!

  2. aimee
    February 25, 2015 / 7:36 pm

    Beautiful look; love the shades of gray! Great tips.

  3. janice
    February 25, 2015 / 8:01 pm

    Love every post; classy,elegant,stunning,and on point!!

  4. Patricia
    February 25, 2015 / 10:37 pm

    Both elegant and versatile. I love this look!

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