Dos and Don’ts: Monochromatic Color Schemes

I love color. In fact, a few years ago, I probably would have looked at you like you were crazy if you asked me to dress in a monochromatic color scheme, but I gave it a try and actually liked it. It was a bit of a challenge to figure out my personal dos and don’ts of wearing monochromatic colors, but I think I’ve finally done just that. This week, I’m going to share three of my tips with you.

Tip #1: Choose a color you are already comfortable with.

If you aren’t comfortable wearing one color from head to toe, don’t start with a color you aren’t comfortable in. It will feel too much like a stretch for you, putting you far outside your comfort zone. Instead, choose a color that you already wear a lot. Then, piece together different shades of that one color. For the first outfit this week, I chose gray. It is a simple color that most people already own, and most people are comfortable in dark colors like black and gray. Here’s what I pieced together:

I wore a light gray sweater and dark gray leggings. I took this picture barefoot, but I would love to see this with a flat, comfortable black shoe. This outfit would be great for a lazy weekend at home. I may get more wear out of it when winter arrives in Chicago. 😉

I’m sure many of you have already worn gray in a monochromatic way, so tell me…

How have you paired different shades of gray in one outfit?

This entry was published on November 21, 2011 at 2:47 pm. It’s filed under Smart and Savvy...Style and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

4 thoughts on “Dos and Don’ts: Monochromatic Color Schemes

  1. Comfortable and stylish! Nice

  2. That’s the best way to be! haha.

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