Chances are at some point in your life, you've been told that your outfit is too "matchy-matchy." Though this is usually perceived negatively, this season it should be taken as a compliment. In fact, wearing a monochrome look has never been more appropriate, with bold colors and prins reigning supreme.
Whatever your color of choice may be, it's all about mixing and matching a balance of tones. The key is to wear a lighter shade of the hue on the top or bottom, one that's a bit muted so you really don't look like someone poured a bucket of paint over your body. Try a royal blue printed skirt with a chambray top and touches of sapphire accessories. Or why not pair a mint green blouse with even lighter mint green denim?
Summertime monochrome calls for hot pinks, minty greens and primary blues. Of course, all-white or pastels are always an option, with hints of ivory or cream to streamline your ensemble.
Whatever your favorite shade is this season, we've got several options that fit the monochrome mold.
Old Navy Sleeveless Chambray Shirt, $23; DVF Alex Floral-Print Sequined Skirt, $565 available at Net-A-Porter; Shourouk Leimotive Masia Necklace, $285 available at Matches; Zenzo Small Wristlet, $180 available at Opening Ceremony; Zara Asymmetric Peep Toe, $30
Topshop Fitted Stripe Shirt, $56; J. Crew Toothpick Jean In Spearmint, $125; Super Dark Lens Sunglasses, $136 available at Luisaviaroma ; Proenza Schouler Shopping Tote, $735; DV By Dolce Vita "Archer" Plaited Flat Sandals, $96 available at ASOS
Acne Pink "Lesley" Cardigan, $309 available at FarFetch; Mango Tail Hem Dress, $35; BaubleBar Rose Brick Bracelet, $152; Carven Multicolor Jacquard Pumps, $795 available at SSENSE