Monochromatic Outfits Done Right

written by Jayati Mehra on Aug 18th, 2017

With fashion trends ever evolving, it becomes paramount for all of us to keep up with what’s in and what’s not. Spring/Summer 2017, especially, has the entire fashion fraternity on their toes – specifically because it’s an upbeat season. The 80s make a major comeback with jumbo frills, bell sleeves, and off-shoulders. One can see reemergence of the 70’s too— with gingham, stripes and florals are back, but with fresh new iterations.

Through this dynamic style cycle, we have observed a trend that never seems to go out-of-style – Monochromatic. Monochromes include a classic black and white medley, or varying hues of a single colour. It’s not a tricky trend to pull off if you approach it the right way, and that’s where we step in. We help you wade through the otherwise simple world of blacks, greys and plain colours , so you can rock the monotone trend in more ways than one.

We at Cover Story rounded up some of nifty and unique ways of styling monochrome the fun way, take a look—

The most important way to style any trend— don’t restrict yourself. If a combo feels right, pull it off—the diva that you are.

Add Texture

Texture is an extremely important element when putting together a monochromatic outfit. If your outfit were to comprise of one single fabric throughout, it would likely come off looking dull. Teaming up a sequined skirt with a subdued grey turtleneck makes for an interesting monotone outfit. The skirt’s sheen adds another dimension to the style while the sequins themselves add a different texture.

Maintain Balance

Monotone outfits are a great way of making one look tall and lean. But in order to achieve that, it is very crucial to maintain a balance when combining similar tone pieces; you do not want the one colour to overwhelm you. For example, team up a charcoal grey swing dress with a light grey shrug or semi-formal blazer. Also play with proportions in terms of fit and style. So, if you’re wearing a billowy top, make sure to pair it up with a fitted pair of bottoms.

Play with Patterns

Monochromatic outfits do not mean only solid colour pieces; you can make careful use of prints and patterns too. To add visual depth and break up the solid blocks of colour, go for a patterned top made up of the same colour as your bottoms. You could also accessorize with a printed scarf or sling bag to add texture and pattern at the same time.

The most important way to style any trend— don’t restrict yourself. If a combo feels right, pull it off—the diva that you are.