Three Ways to Make Monochromatic Outfits Interesting

I’m a big fan of monochromatic dressing in the colder months, but it’s not as simple as it looks. Here are three easy ways I keep monochromatic outfits interesting!

Vary the texture

I love mixing and matching various textures to add interest to a monochromatic outfit. One of my go-to outfits is a twill skirt or trousers, cashmere sweater, and velvet or suede slippers.

Add an interesting detail

I try to choose one piece in my outfit with an interesting detail–for instance, an unusual shape for a handbag, particularly beautiful buttons on a sweater, or a whimsical motif on shoes. It breaks up the “sameness” of the outfit, while at the same time the monochromatic look provides a great background for the detail to shine. (I wrote a lot about this in my Substack a few weeks ago.)

Add a slight pop of color

I love to add one small detail in a different color to highlight the rest of the monochromatic outfit. Favorite features to add are a handbag, shoes, or a scarf in a bright yet complimentary color.

Do you like monochromatic dressing, and if so, please share any tips you have!

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