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Tips for rocking a Monochromatic Outfit

suede jacket, silk skirt, sweater tank, gucci bag, and suede pumps // monochromatic fall outfit // mixing textures for fall
suede jacket, silk skirt, sweater tank, gucci bag, and suede pumps // monochromatic fall outfit // mixing textures for fall
suede jacket, silk skirt, sweater tank, gucci bag, and suede pumps // monochromatic fall outfit // mixing textures for fall      suede jacket, silk skirt, sweater tank, gucci bag, and suede pumps // monochromatic fall outfit // mixing textures for fall   suede jacket, silk skirt, sweater tank, gucci bag, and suede pumps // monochromatic fall outfit // mixing textures for fall suede jacket, silk skirt, sweater tank, gucci bag, and suede pumps // monochromatic fall outfit // mixing textures for fall   suede jacket, silk skirt, sweater tank, gucci bag, and suede pumps // monochromatic fall outfit // mixing textures for fall  suede jacket, silk skirt, sweater tank, gucci bag, and suede pumps // monochromatic fall outfit // mixing textures for fall suede jacket, silk skirt, sweater tank, gucci bag, and suede pumps // monochromatic fall outfit // mixing textures for fall

Hey y’all! Today feels like a fake Monday to me since I’ve been working the past week with Fashion Week. I’m actually currently finishing this post in the back of a cab on my way from the Lela Rose presentation to more meetings. The madness is real, y’all, but so much fun. But I really wanted to share this look and talk real quick about how I put this outfit together in my mind and in real life. I think it’s such a pretty slash chic outfit, but it’s also somewhat unique because of everything going on.

The second I bought this skirt I knew I wanted to make the whole vibe monochromatic. The skirt is so beautiful that I didn’t want any other colors to outshine it or take away from it, you know? Plus, I love a good neutral monochromatic vibe.

The key to pulling the look off – I’ve found – is to mix textures and shades of a color when going monochromatic. Finding the perfect balance can be tricky, so I wanted to share what I always keep in mind. Believe me, I’ve #failed with this look before and learned from that. Here’s what helps:

  • Stay in one color family – Well duh, right? That’s the key to making up a monochromatic outfit. But yea, you want head to toe in one color shade. I even like my bag to match. Here, I obviously chose nude/tan.
  • Don’t mix more than 3 textures together – If you do more, things will get messy. I chose silk, knit and suede here, and I think it really works for fall. Consider the season and choose 2-3 textures to pair together.
  • Have one standout piece – For me, it’s the skirt. I find monochrome to be boring if there’s not one piece that I’m obsessing about.
  • When in doubt, go neutral – Monochrome in a bold shade can be chic when done well, but it can also be a major hot mess. I tend to go monochrome when I’m feeling uninspired or unsure of what to wear, and a neutral is always a good bet. I also love a white, gray, or black monochrome moment.

OK, those are my quick tips for making monochrome work. Do y’all like the monochrome look? Are you in love with this skirt like I am?

Love & Fire Satin Skirt // BlankNYC Suede Moto Jacket // Vince Sweater Tank // Manolo Blahnik Pumps // Gucci Marmont Bag

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Alyssa S Moore
    September 13, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Love this look! Every color and texture is beautifully put together. Perfect look xo Alyssa

  • Reply
    Elise
    September 13, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Thanks for the great tips.

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    Kristjaana
    September 13, 2017 at 4:47 am

    Love your outfit and these photos! Suede is so perfect for fall <3

    x Kristjaana
    http://www.kristjaana.com

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    Mia
    September 12, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    Such a beautiful combination of textures! You style pieces so effortlessly. Love these tips!

    Mia | http://www.verymuchmia.com

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    Barb
    September 12, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Beautiful look and beautiful on you!!

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    Ray
    September 12, 2017 at 5:06 am

    You styled your outfit perfectly.

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    candice
    September 12, 2017 at 3:55 am

    This is such an elegant look, I love it

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    Ashley
    September 11, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    This outfit looks amazing on you! And I love this post so much more because I watched your Insta Story putting together this outfit while you packed. Seeing the behind the scenes of the post makes seeing the final product so much better, I would love to see more of what goes on before you get the actual posts up!

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    Diana
    September 11, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Love this so much! The neutral vibes here are fabulous.

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    Natali
    September 11, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    You are looking so elegant and super stylish in this outfit! I love your suede jacket, it’s perfect!

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    Rach
    September 11, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Oo this satin and suede combo is gorgeous!

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