25 Ways to Pull off a Monochromatic Outfit like a Street Style Star

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There’s something undeniably sophisticated about a monochromatic outfit. Maybe that’s why New Yorkers look so cool in their all-black outfits, because it all matches, and the look can feel super elegant and high-end. Monochromatic outfits flow nicely (a perk for all you anti-print and color-mixing people out there), plus, it can literally save you all the time in world—not to mention cash. Just color block your closet, grab and go. We might have just solved all your fashion problems in one sentence.

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We saw tons of monochromatic looks in the context of Fashion Month street style, on celebrities, and even the runway. Layering one color family together creates interesting dimension and allows you play up silhouettes, accessories, and different lengths.

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The key to wearing one color well is to either match everything together with precision (see photo 1) or mix and match noticeably different within of a color family (see the mix of reds and pinks in slide 5). This is a chance to match your shoes, bag, and jewelry to create a cohesive, monochromatic look. If you’re looking for a quick way to accomplish this, match your accessories to a suit and undershirt, or even just to a dress (i.e. a red suit paired with a red shirt, red shoes, and red purse). It’s that easy.

To help you plan your next monochromatic outfit, we curated 25 of our favorite looks.

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STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Teal dress and Coat
Teal Time
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STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Red Pantsuit
Red Hot
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STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Maroon Pantsuit
Maroon Mood
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STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Mustard Yellow Pants and Stripped Top
Queen Bee
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STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Bright Pink Blazer and Millennial Pink Pants
The Power of Pink
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STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Camel Pantsuit
Rusted
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STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Black Leather Dress and Jacket
Black on Black
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STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Red Coat, Tights, Shoes and Beret
The Red Beret
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STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Pink Wide Leg Trousers
Blush Crush
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STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Pink Patterned Pantsuit
Pattern Play
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STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Copper Slip Dress and Trench
Tonal Trench
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STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Bright Pink Skirt and Top
Pop of Hot Pink
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STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Forrest Green Pantsuit
The Forrest of Green
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STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Red Cutout Dress and Red Thigh High Boots
Radiant Red
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STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Fuchsia Jacket and Booties
Fuchsia Feels
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STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | White Cutout Jumpsuit
Winter Whites
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STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Camel Jacket and Cheetah Print Skirt
The Neutral Number
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STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Camo Pants and Green Lace Crop Top
Camo Green & Lace
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STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Black Fluffy Coat and Wide Leg Black Pants
Black All Over
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STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Blue Blazer and Dress
Hues of Blue
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STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Grey Blazer Dress and Thigh High Boots
3 Shades of Grey
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STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Blue Suede Suit
Blue Suede Suit
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STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Red Cape Peplum Dress
Little Cape Dress
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STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Purple Printed Pantsuit
Power Purple
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STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Red Sweater with Plaid Skirt
Mix of Reds
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  • STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Teal dress and Coat
  • STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Red Pantsuit
  • STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Maroon Pantsuit
  • STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Mustard Yellow Pants and Stripped Top
  • STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Bright Pink Blazer and Millennial Pink Pants
  • STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Camel Pantsuit
  • STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Black Leather Dress and Jacket
  • STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Red Coat, Tights, Shoes and Beret
  • STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Pink Wide Leg Trousers
  • STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Pink Patterned Pantsuit
  • STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Copper Slip Dress and Trench
  • STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Bright Pink Skirt and Top
  • STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Forrest Green Pantsuit
  • STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Red Cutout Dress and Red Thigh High Boots
  • STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Fuchsia Jacket and Booties
  • STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | White Cutout Jumpsuit
  • STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Camel Jacket and Cheetah Print Skirt
  • STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Camo Pants and Green Lace Crop Top
  • STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Black Fluffy Coat and Wide Leg Black Pants
  • STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Blue Blazer and Dress
  • STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Grey Blazer Dress and Thigh High Boots
  • STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Blue Suede Suit
  • STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Red Cape Peplum Dress
  • STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Purple Printed Pantsuit
  • STYLECASTER | 25 Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit | Red Sweater with Plaid Skirt

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