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?