MONOCHROMATIC TREND… WITH A TWIST

The monochromatic trend has been around for so long, that it no longer feels like a trend. It has become one of those basic combinations that done right, can make you look classy, polished and sophisticated. It has become such a mainstay in fashion that it needs no introduction; it’s an easy go-to outfit that makes you stand out without looking like you’re trying too hard.

In case anyone isn’t familiar with the term,  ‘monochromatic’ broken down is simply ‘mono’ which means ‘single’ or ‘one’ and ‘chromatic’ which relates to ‘colour’. Hence, in its most simplistic form, monochromatic fashion means dressing in one colour.

To ‘rock’ the monochromatic trend, it’s better to wear varying shades of the same colour to prevent the colour from overwhelming you. Also, try different textures if you’re using the same shade, to prevent the look from becoming boring.

I love that there’s no need to spurge on outfits or accessories to give this trend a go and that it encompasses personal style, as all you need to do is combine what you have, and chances are, you have a bunch of items in the same or similar colours already.

As a person that’s against popular fashion culture that screams ‘look at me, I’m trendy and fashionable because I’m wearing what’s in vogue’, I like to maintain my personal style, while integrating and incorporating trends to complement my outfit and elevate my look, so the monochromatic trend is right up my alley.

For this post, I chose a bright orange dress that looks red, depending on the light (in fact, you can see that in the pictures). Picking my shoes was a no-brainier as I chose my bright red shoes that look orange, also depending on the light. This dress has different textures, with the body being a solid orange and the sleeves being more transparent with dramatic bell sleeves, so I ticked that box as well.

I absolutely love the dramatic sleeves because they never go out of style. They are definitely a main stay in fashion; a classic trend. The bell sleeves on this dress keep the outfit fun, fresh and interesting.

The twist in this look is the bright yellow, red and orange ankara purse I borrowed from my little sister (from the same party in the previous post). To finish off, I accessorized with studs and a chunky gold necklace (also from my previous post) to match the gold studs on the bell sleeves.

This outfit is perfect for a dinner, cocktail, date night, birthday party, basically, any dressy event (that isn’t formal). It’s the perfect option when you want to be the centre of attention without looking like you put in any effort at all. So feel free to give this trend a go, and don’t forget to add your personal twist like I did.

 

“Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live.”

Gianni Versace

Photography by @famous_isaacs

Extra edits by @mignolly

Hair by @kharis_beauty

Thanks for reading my post guys 🙂

Love, Mignolly

xoxo

 

Orange Dress

Ankara purse: party souvenir

Necklace: DIY purse handle

Heels : Zara

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