Stun in monochrome outfits

Monochrome outfits simply consist of varying shades of one tone. It’s a fabulous way to mix and match your fashion without fear of “colour riot”, though not all shades are a perfect match.

First, what exactly is monochrome? Monochrome describes paintings, drawings, design, or photographs in one colour or varying shades of one colour. A monochromatic object reflects colours in shades of limited colours and hues; so don’t be surprised when two shades of pink are described as monochrome.

Monochrome outfits simply consist of varying shades of one tone. It’s a fabulous way to mix and match your fashion without fear of “colour riot”, though not all shades are a perfect match. To make it easier, it’s advisable to use graduating tones – from light to dark – this keeps things less complicated.

Several local and foreign fashion designers love to use the monochromatic tones in their collections and have showed us ingenious ways to wear it. Most people love the monochrome look for its simplicity and effortless sophistication.

Styling monochrome outfits can be quite tricky, however, and it is best to take note of colours that flow so you don’t end up looking funny. Here are a few things to note that will guide you.

How Bold Can You Go?
Decide on one bright colour to use to accessorize your dress. Most people always tend to combine red with black and white. However, you can experiment with other colours like yellow, teal, emerald green, hot pink or any other colour you like.

In the choice of shoes, a handbag and jewellery, relate it to the accessory colour you’ve chosen. They mustn’t be the exact same shade, but they should be related enough that they all go well together. Also, they do not have to be solid colours; you could choose a black handbag with hot pink trim, or a silver necklace with a turquoise pendant.

The makeup should be toned-down for the subtle look. Make sure not to match the colour of your accessories with your make up.

Metal Chic
Gold, Silver or Copper are all metal tones. So accessories either made of that metal, or in a matching colour is applicable and can be used. Adding a belt in the colour of the metal you chose to pull the whole look together can be considered. For makeup, you can wear eye shadow in the metallic colour you chose.

Complementary Colour
Some outfits are designed and created in a monochrome, while others are layered with combined hues. If you prefer the latter, make sure that the colours complement each other. For the ladies, you can play around with colours by choosing a top with monochrome stripes and a bottom with a different colour but complements with your top. This way you can both flaunt the beauty of colours and create a magical illusion and shape to balance off your fashion. Just remember to pick colours that go well with the base colour of your attire.

Go Vertical With Stripes
You have to learn that horizontal lines can make you look bigger if you have a wide body frame, so you can opt for vertical stripes to elevate your stance and make you look taller and thinner.

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