How To Wear the Monochromatic Trend

 Simply put monochromatic is wearing varying shades of a single hue in an outfit- Millicent Arebun

Every style lover has heard the fashion term monochromatic bandied about in fashion circles, magazines, blogs et al. About 70 percent of style lovers understand the word to mean black and white stripes or black colored outfit and fashion staples only.

Truth is, the term monochromatic according to Wikipedia is all the colors (tints, tones, and shades) of a single hue. Monochromatic color schemes are derived from a single base hue and extended using its shades, tones, and tints. In fashion terms, monochromatic dressing means wearing separates of one color that have different textures and/or similar shades of that color for an overall tonal look. 

Simply put monochromatic is wearing varying shades of a single hue in an outfit. So if you are wearing cyan top, over a navy skirt paired with indigo shoes and cornflower clutch purse, in fashion language, you are wearing a monochromatic outfit or rocking the monochromatic trend, since all the shades you are wearing is blue. 

The monochromatic trend, which was birthed as an alternative to color blocking abuse, is all the rage this season. Better still, it is easy to style and wear, with fewer opportunities to commit a style faux-pauz. 

Styling a monochromatic outfit is easy. All you need to do is 

1. Pick out your shade of choice,
2. Divide your chosen staples into two batches, namely light and dark 
3. Build your outfit with a “light goes with dark” concept on your mind and voila! 

Style tip for men: Go for tonal and earthy color palette rather than pop or primary hues for an ultra-male look.

FYI: Forgive the bandage, I just donated blood for a good cause before I shot this look. for some weird reason, it would not stop bleeding meanwhile the work must go on! (Grin)

Photography: Jefferson Arebun for MillarePhotos
Glasses: @hdhqv
Shoes: Zara 
Lipstick: Zaron Cosmetics
Monochrome Gown: ZirconsbyAdebisi

About The Designer: Nigerian Womenswear design label ZirconsbyAdebisi is one of Nigeria’s emerging fashion houses, that caters exclusively to the style lover comfortable in her skin and ready to take on the world, one stylish ensemble at a time. From trendy pieces to timeless classics, your every style need is met and exceeded at ZirconsbyAdebisi.

Address: 93 Fabgenro Street, Off Randle Avenue, Surulere – Lagos| Instagram: Zirconsbyadesbisi |Tel:234-816-817-7709, 234-807-065-0955.


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