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CHIC & CLASSY MONOCHROMES

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By A. Akmal
Tue, 09, 22

This week, You! pays homage to exquisite monochromes through its curated style-guide…

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When it comes to style solutions that check every box – low-effort, fashion-forward, playful, and (preferably) comfortable – monochrome outfits continue to reign supreme. Although wearing one colour head to toe was once considered a somewhat bold choice, the trend has evolved into a classic way of dressing, which is beloved on the ramp but also in the streets! A monochrome outfit is versatile which is why it has remained a fashion favourite of many veteran and upcoming designers. However, the simple yet striking approach to head-to-toe dressing doesn’t always receive as much attention as it deserves. This week, You! pays homage to exquisite monochromes through its curated style-guide…

CHIC & CLASSY MONOCHROMES

To add visual interest and to break up the solid blocks of colour, you can use patterns and laces and tassels in the same colour. This outfit is a nod to the beloved chikankari style that has existed in South Asia for generations. This outfit maybe beige in colour but the work makes it look exquisite and elegant, fit for any formal or casual outings.

CHIC & CLASSY MONOCHROMES

Tank top gives you the freedom to style them with eye-catching pieces like statement purses, chunky jewellery and bold outerwear. Hence, tank tops under blazers look bold and sexy. If you are going for the sporty casual look, this is a snazzy outfit choice paired with some immaculate sneakers. Keep the makeup minimum effort too with a bold eyeliner and a matte lip.

CHIC & CLASSY MONOCHROMES

Big pants with tiny and snugly-fitted tops are the easiest way to exude the sassy boss lady vibe. This minimalist look is no-effort as it lets your cuts do all the talking. An all-black never goes out of style and it is a flattering hue on all body types. These pants have the ease of a trouser and the elegance of a skirt. Pair this outfit with confidence and the minute you walk into a boardroom, all attention will be on you.

CHIC & CLASSY MONOCHROMES

Matching accessories and makeup is still on-trend; you just have to know how you style it. This flowy, teal-coloured dress is a bold choice, but what’s bolder is the choice of accessories and yet it all comes together perfectly. The key is to not over-do it. The colour of the outfit is the star and you can complement it by a teal-coloured glitter liner rather than having a teal-smokey eye. The pops of gold in accessory adds a touch of royalty, which is why it’s a great option for evening glam.

CHIC & CLASSY MONOCHROMES

Jumpsuits have an edgy vibe but they are quite versatile. Whether you opt for a solid colour or a slightly patterned one, jumpsuits are comfy and chic which will work for an office or a casual set-up. Paired with a light dewy base and a pink lip, this mosaic-patterned jumpsuit is the perfect laid-back chic for work. If you like, you can switch up the black flats with heels. Keep the hair in a loose pony for a softer look.

CHIC & CLASSY MONOCHROMES

If you are looking to add some interest, depth and dimension to your look, make sure you mix some textures within your monochromatic outfit. If you have cotton pants, you can opt for a chiffon shirt to make the look not so boring. Some matching embroidery is also a good idea like this little floral bit. It’s not much but makes the outfit look not so one-dimensional. The shiny texture of the shirt has also brought this outfit to a whole new level.

CHIC & CLASSY MONOCHROMES

Let your statement pieces shine on a backdrop of black. The gorgeous zircon-studded choker with matching earrings is the star of the show for this look on top of this attire. The cuts of the dress are a nod to a traditional sari yet it offers the ease of a trendy pant suit. The loose curls are in theme with the soft glam vibe of the outfit.

CHIC & CLASSY MONOCHROMES

Neutrals are always a great investment. Start with essential pieces in neutral colours like grey and then add pops of colour through bejewelled earrings. Also, you will get a lot of use from your essential pieces. You could wear a pair of grey trousers two to three times a week and swap the top and accessories. If you get a pair of bright printed pants, you would only get away with wearing them once in a while as they would be very memorable.

CHIC & CLASSY MONOCHROMES

If you’re slipping into a dress, complete the look by adding a coordinating hat, handbag, or sunglasses to provide some extra oomph. You can either opt for a similar tone for your accessories to make them pop. The light pink shoes and handbag add a much needed pop of colour without being too loud.

CHIC & CLASSY MONOCHROMES

While our culture boasts of vibrant colours, traditional cuts in neutral colours are just as beautiful. The contrast of the grey with the glistening silver sequins and gotta kiran exudes a feel of a starry night. A brown smokey eye with a matte lip complemented with loose, pulled-back hair is a work of elegance paired with the ensemble.