Fashion Outfits

How To: Wear a Monochromatic Look

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{Blazer/shirt/jeans: TJ Maxx and Marshalls; Necklace: The Poke A Dot Shop; Boots: Ciao Bella via DSW}

I love all of the monochromatic (aka same-color) looks that have been spotted on the runways lately, but I’m always hesitant to step out of the house in one color head-to-toe for fear of looking like a giant canary or a blob of cotton candy. Then, one day last week, I was going through one of those fits where “I have nothing to wear” even though I have 3 (yes, three) closets full of clothes. In my defense, they are small closets. (No, they’re not.) Anyway, I had tried on some 14 outfits and the majority of my clothing was in a heap on the bed. By chance, my royal blue pants, my chambray shirt, and my navy blazer were all piled together on the far corner of the bed…and thus, this outfit was born.
This certainly isn’t the monochromatic trend in its purest form, but it is a monochromatic look that works for me. The vast contrast between the different shades of blue makes the ensemble much more wearable, which is good since I live in a place where the hottest runway trends aren’t typically accepted as appropriate, everyday clothing.
The moral of the story:
 Monochromatic outfits can  be worn in fashion-conservative places if you balance out the look with an array of shades of the color you chose. Also, temper tantrums really can  fix your problems.

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