Executive Styling 101: Monochromatic Glam! One Colour Is All It Takes

Posted on March 05 2018 , at 02:16 pm
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If I’m to list a number of classic looks that I’ve seen people pull off effortlessly, one colour look will definitely top my list. How so? Maybe because I’ve seen a lot of ladies nail it with a bang. And I’m definitely not talking about the everyday all black. Nope, I’m taking about fashionistas who we’re willing to take chances on just one colour albeit in different shades.

You might start to wonder what really is the big deal about styling with one colour, you’re not alone.  I have also wondered about this countless times. But I’ve realized the one colour look exudes grace, class and power especially when styled for formal occasions. Besides it’s striking feature of being one of the easiest styles to pull off, the fact that it is one of those styling instances where one isn’t bothered about ‘matchy-matchy’ also makes rocking a one colour outfit appealing.

However,  as easy as it looks on the surface, styling a one colour outfit also requires concentration and as much work as you’re likely to put into every other outfit if you intend to nail it completely. Below are few tips to guide you.

Choose the right colour

The first step when experimenting with Colours is finding the right shade. In this instance, nothing can be more important. Personally brown doesn’t work for my skin, so putting on an all brown outfit for me will be a total style disaster. Same goes for you, if a colour doesn’t do well for your skin tone, don’t even think about using it in a one colour outfit.

Pick your best colour

Truth is we all have that colour we love, and it’s usually that colour that brings out the spark in us. For me it’s blue, so the first colour I’ll be thinking about pairing with a one colour outfit is definitely blue. When styling the one colour look, it is very important to look out for colour(s) you love so you can get the best value out of your one colour style

Go for Darker Tone

Every once in a while we all love to show up in a classic style especially for formal occasions, at this time the best option is to go for not just a one colour outfit,  make it better, a dark one colour look. It gives that classic, edgy and iconic vibe that’s reserved for those days we really need to make a style statement. From dark green to purple and burgundy, there’s definitely a dark shade colour you can explore.

Complement tones


One thing that makes the one colour outfit striking is that instead of using different colours, you use different shades of one colour to create a look. Like colours, one needs to ensure that the shades complement each other in other to create at worst an outfit that looks good and at best an outfit that looks iconic.

Bonus Tip: Cut offs in one colour outfit create a glam that is second to none, so while thinking about the one colour/ monochrome look, think about the shapes, cuts and texture of individual pieces you are putting together for the one colour look


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