Why Monochromatic Dressing is Anything but Boring

July 28th, 2009

Why Monochromatic Dressing is Anything but Boring
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Who says that monochromatic dressing is boring?  Just because you’re constraining your color palette doesn’t mean that you’re reining in your style.  There’s more to an outfit than color–there’s silhouette and texture.  Mix up the rest of these elements, and you get an outfit that’s subtly stunning. Here’s how to get the modern monochromatic look:

1.  Pick a color to build your outfit around.  We chose brown, a nice neutral that works in dark and light shades.  The button-down shirt is a nice medium brown color that the rest of the pieces will play off of.
2.  Okay, so white isn’t really a shade of brown, but it Is another neutral.  We paired the brown button-down shirt with a pair of straight-leg white jeans.
3. Layer on a blazer in beige, a cross between the medium brown shirt and the bright white jeans.  Note the nice linen texture on the blazer–a great foil to the brown cotton poplin shirt.
3.  Finish off the outfit with accessories in rich shades of brown: a belt (yes, keep that shirt tucked in) and a pair of leather flip flops.  The flip flops help the outfit relax; if you’re wearing flip flops, you probably don’t take yourself Too seriously.

How would you make monochromatic dressing fun again?  Share your style with us in the comments!

Entry Filed under: Men, Ready Made Outfits

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. JenX  |  July 29th, 2009 at 5:49 am

    love it! very wearable, clean, classy, and put together.

  • 2. chickdowntown Angie  |  July 29th, 2009 at 10:49 am

    I absolutely love neutral colors. Black, white, and gray have always been my favorite. I just think the colors bring the best out of people. It just makes the body and the outfit look sharper.

  • 3. Austin  |  July 29th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    If your going to wear flip flops why bother with the belt, blazer or tucking in the shirt. I’d say your better off opting for loafers. Other than that it’s not a bad look.

  • 4. Gary  |  July 30th, 2009 at 4:51 am

    Good look, but the flip flops bother me. A bit too casual for the rest of the outfit. Plus, I, for one, have trouble doing a whole lot of walking in flip flops, especially in cities, where they also make my feet feel vulnerable. Better option, imo, would be loafers or even light-brown suede desert boots.

  • 5. joe  |  August 3rd, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Yea. Seriously?? Chuck the flip-flops.

  • 6. Gary  |  August 3rd, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    And if I may suggest yet another variation: instead of a blazer, try a lightweight cardigan. A little less formal.

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