The Monochrome Trend = wearing multiple shades of the same base color within an ensemble.
Use one rich hue to ground the mix of shades. The darkest shade of the primary color should be the anchor of the outfit and typically should be the jacket, top or sweater.
Tip #2:Wear wild prints as neutral-worthy accessories. Leopard print shoes & accessories make great neutral options for tone - on - tone looks.
Tip #3:Texture adds dimension to a monochromatic look. Choose textured sweaters, cardigans and scarves are great options to add versatility to an already established look.
Tip #4:Add a pop of contrast color with a bag. Think color blocking with your bag! Adding a pop of color via a clutch or large bag provides the versatility of solid colors without the boring black or brown bag! Now that you have a couple of ideas on how to take a few items from your closet that you already own to recreate all new monochromatic looks - what are you waiting for? Get in your closet and get ready to experiment with new exciting looks that are on trend this season!
Rag & Bone, $176; Free People, $68; Sold, $134With the sea of colored cords in every retailer this fall from JCrew to JCPenny you will never run out of options from the waist down, but what do you pair it with on top to make it pop best? Especially when you come across an unusual color such as rust, olive, coral, baby blue or mustard?
The transition from warm summer days to cool breezy fall nights marks the beginning of a new season. It’s that time of year when we reach into the back of the closet, and pull out our fall favorites. It is also an excuse to run to the store for a few new trendy pieces.Y-3 has a cute Wool-cotton blend Cape. The button detail is a great addition and the belt will synch the waist for a more figure flattering look. The GAP offers a less expensive option. If you are in to color blocking like I am, I can see this number with a pair of deep purple or blue pants. Have fun dressing up a cape. Being colorful can definitely make your fall outfit stand out. While on the search for the perfect cape, look for one with embellishments or stylish patterns. There is a variety to choose from, so make sure you walk out the store with one that can help you make a statement. Capes are very versatile, and can be paired with a pair of jeans or a great mid-length dress. However you choose to wear one, it is definitely a staple piece for any wardrobe. How are you going to rock a cape this season? Are you into this fall trend or do you prefer to stick with a coat? Photos via glamour magazine UK /Instyle/ Glamour Mag. US
There really is no wrong way to wear it as I’ve seen it rocked “all oxblood everything” or as an accent piece for an outfit. Need some style inspirations? Check out these outfits that cater to any budget.Sequin Dress – Topshop - $130 Ring – Zara Simon Cross Gold Ring - $180 Shoes – Christian Louboutin Daf- $1,075 Clutch – Dareen Hakim Le Icon - $305 Cuff – Dorothy Perkins - $17 But what if you’re not into leather skirts, dresses or tuxedo jackets? You can still be on-trend in oxblood skinny jeans! Super skinny jeans were all the rage this past summer and they are back for the fall season in oxblood and plum! Retailers from Wet Seal $29 to Mother the Looker $196 feature them so price is no barrier to this must! Peplum Top – Chicwish - $43 Two Tone Jean Pants – Aqua - $68 Hoop Earrings – Miso - $8 Studded Black Bootie – Charlotte Russe - $39 Watch – Merona - $15 Black Boston bag – Mossimo - $30 No matter you taste, style or budget there is something this season that will woo a warm a nice plumy place in your heart this fall! So get out there, get creative and get into the trend because it isn't going away anytime soon!
- Leather jacket
- Oversized watch
- Quality Bras & foundation undergarments
- Great pair of black stiletto heels
- Convertible wrap dress
- Statement scarf that you can wear all year long
- Stylish trench coat
- Well-tailored black blazer & slacks
- Waist cinching belt
- Before you shop, make sure you know your body type and what works best for your shape.
- Essence.com has a great tool online - The Fashion Closet that'll help you out matching designers that specialize in specific body types.
- A great foundation will ensure that you look great all over - so make sure to invest in foundation garments.
- Overall, don't be afraid to express yourself in fashion but do it wisely.
- Invest minimally in seasonal trends, instead opt for investing in quality staple pieces that you can wear for years to come.