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Mad for Monochrome: How to Wear Head-to-Toe Color

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Forget the black-on-black uniform from last winter. Instead, opt for all-cobalt office wear or ballet-pink velvet. As monochrome trends get more colorful by the season, we say the brighter the better. One-tonal outfitting may seem challenging at first. But don’t be intimidated. Just focus on the structural elements of your garb, like texture and shape, and remember that now’s the time to play with accessories—also, a statement red lip goes far in elevating your look.

Read on for some of our favorite colors and shopping options for going full-on monochrome, so you can lead the trend.

It’s easy to understand why red is far and away the most worn monochrome of the season: the bold color is universally flattering and adds an instant wow factor to any chunky sweater or ankle boot. Join the crimson craze in all your favorite seasonal fabrics, like velvet and knit, for a winter wardrobe that is ultra luxe.

Get the look:

Max Mara Belgio wool & cashmere sweater | McQ Alexander McQueen velvet skirt | Steve Madden Grand bootie

Suiting is another heavy-hitting trend to emerge for fall and the easiest way to lean into monochrome dressing. Break it up with a blouse that is a lighter tone of the same color—even better if the top is of a contrasting texture or boasts a micro print.

Get the look:

St. John Collection Milano knit topper | Tibi stretch velvet turtleneck | St. John Collection scuba bi-stretch leggings

This ensemble bypasses the blasé nature of all-white or all-black while remaining neutral and easy to wear. The key to pulling off an achromatic uniform is shape: cinching the waist returns your curves, flatters your silhouette and prevents you from getting lost in fifty shades of grey.

Get the look:

Tibi Dolman sleeve stretch twill midi dress | St. John Collection liquid satin pants | Jimmy Choo South pompom pump

Again, texture is key to any monochrome look. Embrace the millennial “it” color with various textiles—like dimensional velvets and shiny satin—all in such a lovely shade of soft pink.

Get the look:

Vince Camuto wide leg hammered satin pants | Valentino Garavani bow trim sandal | Treasure & Bond x Something Navy crewneck sweater

Not all camel colors are created equal: some are more yellow, others have cool grey undertones. To successfully master this monochrome trend, first find the off-brown shade that best suits your complexion. From there, mix and match to your heart’s content.

Get the look:

Treasure & Bond boyfriend turtleneck | Lafayette 148 New York Rosella stretch cotton midi skirt | Valentino Garavani Twisteel stiletto bootie

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Mustard is a highly underrated color despite its seasonal relevance. Go for all-out opulence with head-to-toe marigolds. A shimmering metallic sweater will pop against velvet culottes, regardless of the matching color scheme.

Get the look:

Madewell velvet pants | Victoria Beckham Vanity calfskin leather box bag | Shrimps Campbell frill metallic sweater