Monochrome for Real Life

By  |  0 Comments


Going monochrome is an intimidating feat. Do it wrong, and it could go costume-y. With the current minimal mood in fashion right now, monochrome seems like a logical extension. Here’s some tips on how to style one color at a time. Styling and starring our current fashion crush, Shola from Fashion Fanatics blog and @fashionfanatic5 on Instagram. Shot by Irv from marketing and design firm VON91: @von91, @irvbriscoe on Instagram.


Studio Session-096

Classy denim-on-denim

The easiest way to do monochrome in blue is to put denim on denim. Adding a coat or jacket with sharp tailoring and heels are a good complement.


Studio Session-011

Go bold

If you’re going to try monochrome, why not do it with some punch? Monochrome in a bright, bold color is best for going out, maybe not an everyday look.


Studio Session-115

Mixing textures

This is the most important trick to monochrome dressing. Mix disparate textures like smooth leather, denim, soft knits, fur, and metals.


Studio Session-032

Mix dressy and casual

The classic high/low. So it doesn’t look one-note.


Share on Facebook0Tweet about this on Twitter0Pin on Pinterest4

Ellen Lawson is the creator and EIC of The Flyover, a graphic designer and photographer living in Minneapolis.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply