Coat: ASOS, Dress: Ralph Lauren, Shoes: Gucci, Bag: Fendi
When I’m scheduled for a big meeting at work or want to feel like the master-commander of all that comes through my office, I opt for draping myself in varying shades of the same color. Officially coined monochromatic dressing, I’ve found it an easy and appropriate way to make a very chic statement at work. Minus the predictable 50 Shades of Grey reference from the
creepy socially awkward
co-worker (we all have one) this particular outfit was a big hit with the
corporate fashionistas at my POW (place of work).
Here are a few tips to help your monochromatic look hit the right hue:
Pick a neutral color. Monochromatic looks work in all colors. But, for the office, mixing neutral colors in varying shades is a safer bet.
Vary textures. Go ahead and mix leathers with knits and sheers with cotton – the variance in texture will add visual interest to the outfit.
Take it down low. Your pumps are more than welcomed to participate in the color match. But, no pressure if you don’t have matching pumps – this look works sans matching footwear.
Show-off. Use your monochromatic clothing choice as a blank canvas against which to showcase a contrasting color bag, shoe, necklace or lip color.
Try it this week and report back with your verdict.