Four Ways to Make Monochromatic Fashion Work for You

Pick a color, any color—then wear it from head to toe.

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One of the most enticing things about fashion is that, season after season, the industry serves up certain styling challenges that make getting dressed every day somewhat similar to completing a jigsaw puzzle—it takes multiple steps to complete a look, and each piece of the outfit plays its own role. This is the case when wearing one color from head to toe. There are certain nuances that make monochromatic dressing work, and when it's done correctly it looks so good you may never mix two colors again—at least for a week..

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Here, find four ways to wear one hue with ease. You'll catch on in no time!

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Suiting is, by far, the easiest way to wear one color from head to toe. With the pant or skirt and jacket already in place, all you need to do is round off the look. Pair the tailored blazer and trousers with a blouse in the same color and accent with a classic shoe. Piece of cake.

Some may consider this cheating, but nailing the print-solid pairing takes as much thought as the solid-solid one.Once you've chosen a solid item, like cropped pants or a midi skirt, find a printed sweater or shirt in the same color. When it's time to accessorize, you can match your shoes or handbag to any one of the shades in the print. Just don't add a totally new color to the mix.

This method requires a bit more attention to detail. When wearing different shades of the same color, it is not enough to just pick every, say, yellow piece in your closet and put them all on. The look works best when, for example, you pair a light shade with a darker one and top it off with accessories that match.

Denim on denim is probably the most popular way to embrace monochromatic dressing. The Canadian tuxedo has been around for decades, after all. If you already have countless pairs of jeans in your closet, you can mix and match to your heart's content. If you don't, invest in a clean wash (that means no distressing), that you can wear with a chambray button-down. We recommend a deeper blue on the bottom and a lighter, more faded shade on top. 

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