How to Rock the Monochromatic Trend

How to Rock the Monochromatic Trend
If you're new here, let us give you the tea: we absolutely LOVE pulling off a good monochrome look and this season is the perfect time to get into it! You've heard the term many times before, but maybe you're unsure exactly how to make the concept work for you. We can assure you that you're in the right place. Keep reading to learn how to rock the monochromatic trend.


(adj.) Containing or using only one color.

Pictured: Olympia Luxe Babe Suit Collection; LUXE Mini Bucket Crossbody Bag

When you're ready to wear your first single tone outfit, keep in mind basic color theory. For starters, try an all white or all black look. It's essentially failproof, and conveys a chic and classic style.

When it comes to other colors, however, the light tints and dark shades of a hue are best used to create a monochromatic outfit. For example, you might start with a pair of royal blue pants, top it off with a light blue blouse and add cobalt accents with your handbag, shoes and jewelry.

Pictured: Ezra Bodycon Asymmetrical Dress; LUXE Mini Bucket Crossbody Bag

A good practice is to remember how gradients go from light to dark, or vice versa. This is a good way to structure one-colored outfits - dark bottoms and a light top, or the opposite, if you so choose.

Naturally, you may already know the colors that flatter your complexion and overall wardrobe. Stay mindful of colors that you usually gravitate to and experiment with them!

Haute Tip: The undertones of your chosen color is an important part of wearing monochrome outfits. For example, some shades of red have a "cooler" or blue undertone, while others are more "warm" with yellow or olive undertones. Ideally, you want to stay within the same tone, but incorporate different tints and shades.

If you're looking for a way to add depth to your ensemble, mix different textures. A pastel pink feather top paired with a magenta-colored silk midi skirt gives a luxurious, sophisticated look, for instance.


Pictured: Nyla Halter Maxi Jumpsuit; LUXE Bucket Crossbody Bag

Don't forget that your accessories - including shoes - play a big role in pulling your monochrome look together. If your outfit incorporates mostly light hues, try going dark with your handbag, jewelry and shoes for contrast. Once you feel that you've mastered the art of sporting one color, you can add a complimentary color or two, and ease your way into the colorblock trend.

Did you find these tips helpful? If so, tag us in your monochrome looks @houseofhaute. We would love to see how you rock it!