When in Doubt, Monochrome

M o n o c h r o m e…I’m sure you guys have heard this phrase before, and if you haven’t, or don’t know what it means, you’re about to find out! “Monochrome refers to paintings, drawings, designs, or photographs in one color or values of one color. A monochromatic object or image reflects colors in shades of limited colors or hues.”

So what does that have to do with this post? Everything! The monochromatic look has been everywhere lately and I can’t get enough of it 🙂 My favorite part about monochrome is that it really is effortless and pretty easy to master. All you need are pieces within the same color family. Yep…it’s just that simple! It actually makes total sense why I’m so into this trend. It’s like the time I told my bridesmaids to stick to dresses in the nude family for my wedding. After it all came together, I absolutely LOVED the way it turned out!

You ladies know how time consuming and exhausting getting ready can be, so when I stand out in an outfit I feel good in, I”ll try to come up with ways to mirror that same look using different pieces in my wardrobe. For example, after I created the full monochrome image with the white/neutral look I shared in my previous post, I noticed I had a pair of olive green high waisted pants I hadn’t worn in a while. The first thing that came to my mind when I saw them was the monochrome concept. When I added a ribbed turtleneck long sleeve and tied my hair with a green bandana, it was surprising to see how much I liked those pants I was ready to give up on.

In this more recent look, I wanted to pick a statement color and because red is the color of the season, it was a given! I paired this turtleneck sweater and satin ruffled skirt with black OTK boots. I might not be giving you the full monochrome experience here, but the two pieces I’m wearing are still different shades of red, therefore achieving a monochrome style.

If you take away anything from this post, just remember that when you have limited time to get ready, haven’t worn an item in a while, or have any doubts on what to wear, think monochrome!


Boots: Marc Fisher // Skirt: H&M // Sweater: H&M // Pants: Urban Outfitters // Turtle neck: Zara Sneakers: Adidas // Bandana: Urban Outfitters 

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