The full monochromatic look is arguably one of my all-time favorite styles. Though many shy from it for all the wrong reasons (it’s not for the wallflower, I concede), it’s by far the easiest styling technique to pull off. It’s effortlessly elegant, graphic, bold (in an understated kind of way) and gives a girl some legs. Passing along a little styling secret here… Dressing monochromatic is a sure way to elongate any silhouette. And who doesn’t want legs for days?
You can dress it up like I did here for my New York Fashion Week day 1 look, with a feathered fishtail top, matching ruffle shorts and color-coordinated leather tote. Or dress it down with a khaki denim on denim look or a clean all-white look. It’s pretty hard not to get right, even for the fashion uninitiated.
I always love to edge things up a notch 😉 and the monochromatic look is the perfect backdrop for showcasing attention-deserving accessories. I’ve been nursing a growing obsession over Japanese designer Ayaka Nishi’s spine and bone inspired jewelry. A boon for the statement kinda of girl I happen to be. So I spiced up this zen look with accents of metallic gold and Ayaka’s seven rib bracelet and matching bronze and gold necklace. I Luv!
You can see this look in action through the talented eye of photographer Youngjun Koo for New York Magazine’s The Cut, Steve Eichner for Women’s Wear Daily, Jonathan Paciullo aka FrenchyStyle for Glamour Paris, Maria Santana for CNN Español, Dario Calmese for Fashion Bomb Daily and Keith Morrison for Stylelist.
Burgundy feathered fishtail top with matching ruffle shorts from Son Jung Wan Fall 2013 Collection | Custom-made Dotted Maya leather tote by Onna Ehrlich | Seven rib spine bracelet and matching necklace by Ayaka Nishi | Topshop Boutique copper metallic stilettos.