The Darling Nomadess: Summer Trend: How to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Summer Trend: How to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit

Today Medge from The Voguish Diaries will be giving us a quick lesson on how to wear a monochromatic outfit today! Medge has a really great sense of style and a killer collection of heels!  Check out her style tips below!


I am a lover of all things pastel, especially when it comes to my wardrobe. A pastel is always a nice way to add a pop of colour to an outfit, but why not wear colour from head to toe? Since we're in the middle of summer,  I thought it would be nice to do a monochrome outfit with a minty green. When done correctly, a monochromatic look can make for a killer outfit. 

Rule #1 - Different Shades - It's important to pick different shades of the same colour. You want it to 'go' together rather than 'match' perfectly. If you are going to have 2 pieces the same shade, they must be the exact same colour. There should also be a third shade introduced. So unless it's black or white, mix up the shades. It will look much more chic. 

Rule #2 - Contrast - This rule sort of compliments Rule #1. There has to be a contrast in the outfit. That can be a shade of the same colour, but significantly lighter or darker. I'd even say it's okay for it to be a black, white or grey piece. Jewelry and accessories can definitely play into this as well - the outfit can be all one tone, but then the shoes and jewlery can be a different from the clothes, but the same as each other (like blue pumps and a statement blue necklace) 

Rule #3 - Textures - Don't be afraid to play with textures. For instance, if your colour of choice is blue, add a denim jacket. If you're colour is on the lighter side, add a white blazer (like I did). And the same applies to darker shades and black. 

So these are just some of my basic rules for a monochrome look. The most important rule above all rules: you must be confident. It always adds that extra bit of polish and style to an outfit. 

I hope you have enjoyed this post! Check out my blog for more fun fashion posts!Hi everyone! So happy to be guest posting for Ashliegh today because I love her blog!


Thanks so much for guest posting, Medge! 

How would you rock this monochrome trend, Darlings?

With Love,

Linking up with My Beautiful, Crazy Life and Peacoats & Plaid


  1. Love how chic a monochromatic outfit can be!



    1. Me, too! I especially love Medges mint green look!

  2. That outfit is SO cute! I love it!

    ♥ Samantha

    1. Medge has great style! I definitely recommend her blog!

  3. She always looks amazing, and I love her style! I am a huge fan of her blog. Nice feature and thank you for sharing!

    1. Thanks for visiting, Berty! Medge has an amazing sense of style!

  4. Great tips & I love her outfit!!

    Found you from the collective hop.


    1. Thanks for visiting, Alyssa! I love Medge's blog, definitely check it out!

  5. I love the mint jeans (I think they are jeans - right?)! I have been on the look for a pair for a while now but I kept thinking would I actually wear them. Now I've seen them put together like this I am SURE I would! Got any more outfit ideas for them? ;)

    To be honest, I just need you to come and live in my house and help me dress every day. Haha.

    1. Hi, Kate! Thanks for dropping by my blog! I think Medge's mint green pants are jeans! I have a pair of mint green corduroy jeans and they go with everything! I love that she dressed them in a monochromatic style!


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