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Monochromatic Madness: How To Wear A One-Colored Outfit

Have you ever wondered how those celebrities or Instagram models pull off those monochromatic looks so flawlessly? Well check out these outfits to help you pull it off as well as the stars.

When we’re hoping to pull off an all-white or all-black outfit, sometimes we’re stuck with the issue of whether or not the shades exactly match or if the textures work together. Then we’ll see our favorite celebrity pull of the look and wonder why we can’t come up with that look ourselves.

Monochromatic looks are easier than they seem. Sometimes we get intimidated by wearing too much of the same color, but these looks are definitely a current hot trend.

If you’re looking for the perfect monochromatic look to pull off on your next day out, check out these perfectly put-together outfits.

Monochromatic Madness: All Black

One-Piece Black Outfit

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When going for a sleek and sexy all black look, the easiest way to accomplish this is with a predominantly one-piece outfit. Deciding to go with a dress or jumpsuit is the quickest way to form your outfit and then the accessories follow afterwards. This outfit features a sleek black midi dress that is paired with a black denim jacket and peep toe booties.

Multi-Tonal

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When pulling together a monochromatic look, most wearers get worried when the exact shades don’t match. The secret to pulling off the monochromatic look is that they don’t have to match! Trying to find the exact shades of black can be a tedious and absolutely ridiculous task, so don’t bother going in that direction.

As seen from this cool and casual all-black look, the model pairs dark black high waisted jeans with a lighter wash black crop top. She pairs her look with a light washed black/grey denim jacket and black sneakers with white accents.

Pop of Color

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One of the best ways to dress up a monochromatic black outfit is by adding a pop of color to the look. Sometimes all black might feel a bit more morbid than chic, and the best way to spice it up is with a little color. In this look, we have distressed high-waisted jeans alongside a plunge black top and black booties. This all-black wardrobe is enhanced with a bright red cardigan that gives the outfit a little something special.

Monochromatic Madness: All Gray

Simply Multi-Tonal

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Another popular monochromatic look is with gray. Putting together an all-gray outfit might cause fashionistas more anxiety than an all-black wardrobe. In this effortless monochromatic gray look, this model keeps it simple by mixing her grays. She pairs a dark gray skinny jean with a light gray t-shirt and gray booties.

One-Piece Gray Outfit

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Gigi Hadid definitely had the right idea when she hit the streets in this monochromatic gray outfit. Although her oversized sweater dress dances on the border between a light gray and silver, her look stays cohesive with a pair of gray over-the-knee boots.

Shades of Gray

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In this semi-casual outfit, we see gray takes its hold in the form of light gray skinny jeans, a darker gray sweater, and a Heather Gray coat. When pairing all-grey looks, adding a pop of color in the same way as you would an all-black outfit won’t get the same results. When trying to finish the look without a gray piece but also keeping it looking cohesive, white is a great addition to the outfit, as seen with this outfit’s sneakers.

Monochromatic Madness: All White

Co-Ordinate Sets

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One issue that people often come across when they’re putting together an all-white outfit is matching the level of brightness. The perfect way to beat this is with a co-ordinate set. Co-ordinate sets are two piece outfits that were designed to be worn together. In this outfit, you’ll find a crisp white crop top that matches with a body-con midi skirt with a sexy slit up the front. The outfit is paired with a white longline blazer worn along the shoulders and nude pumps.

Spicing Up with Accessories

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In this perfect all-white outfit, the beautiful Jennifer Lopez is giving us all the right vibes. She wears a figure-hugging white midi dress that she pairs with classic white pointy toe pumps. Although J.Lo goes for gold accessories with this look, any all-white ensemble can be taken to the next level through an assortment of simple or colorful jewelry.

Monochromatic Madness: Camel & Khaki

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Beauty vlogger Carli Bybel is a professional at putting together monochromatic looks, especially when they veer from the classic all-white and all-black outfits. In this first look, she puts together a perfect camel/tan look with a co-ordinate set that she pairs alongside a longline duster coat and nude Givenchy purse.

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In her second monochromatic look, Bybel creates the perfect fall look with her khaki/olive green tones. She pairs khaki colored high-waisted jeans and matches it with an olive green turtleneck. She finishes the outfit with a green trench coat and pairs it with nude strappy sandals and purse.

Now that we’ve given you all these options for monochromatic looks, it’s important to remember one thing: Nothing is a trend until one person starts it, and that one person could be you! You might be questioning your monochromatic look, but the fellow fashionistas of the world might be looking at your outfit for inspiration!

What kind of monochromatic look is your favorite to wear? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jouviane Alexandre

Chinese food connoisseur. Volleyball player. Fashion lover. British impersonator. Boy band fanatic. Hogwarts graduate. Fluent in Sarcasm. You'll find me sitting on a bench writing a novel or reading one.

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