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Monochromatic outfits might be one of the easiest ways to create a look that feels polished, but not forced. The trick to pulling it off without looking like an extra in a Fruit of the Loom commercial is mixing different fabrics and proportions.
Below, five outfit ideas to buy and try, inspired by some of our favorite looks from outside the shows at this past Paris Fashion Week.
Calling all over-achievers! Wear the trend to its fullest by getting your shoes and accessories in color uniform, too.
Playing around with different texture combinations — like heavy knits and leather — is the perfect way to keep monochrome fun. (Bright orange boots don’t hurt either.)
For something a little more subtle but still special, try mixing up fabrics, like cashmere with linen or wool.
Make an all-black outfit feel new by playing with proportions and layers, like extra long sleeves and shorts with tights.
For the advanced monochromatic dresser, experiment with different shades of the same color.