Taking On the Monochrome Trend

One of the hottest trends we’ll be seeing this spring and summer is head-to-toe monochrome looks. Wearing just one color may seem boring, but it’s actually one of the most fashion-forward ways to make a statement. When it comes to color, black, white, and neutrals are often the safest route to take, but bolder monochromatic outfits are gaining a lot of momentum this year. In specific, pastels and bolder tones such as pink, purple, and green are currently all the rage. However, monochrome outfits have always been a popular and easy way to look chic and stylish, and were often seen on the likes of Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy.

We saw this trend taking a few of its most important strides in early 2021, such as at the presidential inauguration, when Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, with her grandchildren, showed up in full monochromatic outfits of bold colors. On and off the runway, monochromatic outfits have been seen on many highly influential fashion figures, such as Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, and Cindy Crawford. Valentino even brought the trend into their spring/summer 2021 runways, as well as Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana.

Patterns can be styled within these monochrome outfits to spice up the look, but any monochromatic style will be sure to turn heads with its chic and simple appearance. To add, colors give off their own attributions and qualities; for example, white is usually seen as pure and simple, while blue can give off a tranquil feeling. Accessories such as jewelry and bags can be added to bring more flair into these looks, and clutches have been extremely popular this past year especially. 

Finally, when styling your own monochromatic outfit for this spring or summer, keep in mind that you don’t have to wear one exact shade. Oftentimes, wearing different shades of the same color can help balance the outfit out, as well as adding depth to the look. Lilac, baby pink, sage green, and other pastels seem to be the trendiest colors for the upcoming season, but any color works. You probably have an all black outfit in your wardrobe that you could put together right now!

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