I don’t exactly know what’s come over me lately, but I’ve FINALLY been struck with an inspiration and gotten my mojo back. So, with that, I’m starting a new series of fashion posts outside of my usual outfit regime. I don’t know tonnes about fashion, but I know what I personally like and what works for me. And that’s black, white, and grey: AKA, monochrome. It’s simple, it’s chic, and it’ll always be in style. AND, bonus point: it doesn’t clash with my hair, huzzah!
Today, I’m bringing you the perks to having a monochrome wardrobe. There’ll be a part two of this series coming containing the 10 essential pieces in a minimalist/monochrome wardrobe, so let me know your thoughts on this post and I’ll see what else I can come up with to continue the series! So here they are, all of my advantages to having an all-monochrome wardrobe:
I never have to fear that colours are going to clash or that things will look wrong together, because it’s all in the same realm. You might think I’m limiting myself, but there’s so many styles you can achieve within a simple colour palette. In fact, I think it makes it easier to do so, because with little (or none in this case) colour to work with, you challenge yourself more. At least that’s what I find.
Putting outfits together has never been easier.
I can literally throw anything on because it all just works. There is no outfit that a beanie and a pair of slip-on trainers can’t make chic. I’ve always preferred casual chic over getting super glam, but I like that I can easily do both. I can put make a striped top super casual with ripped jeans and converse, or easily jazz it up with a skater skirt and knee high boots. Shazam, it’s the magic of the monochrome. The monochrome palette has so much potential, and I like to challenge myself with it every day. It’s just a huge perk that my challenge has a super low failure rate, yas!
Mixing textures still looks chic.
Denim on velvet, velvet on leather, denim on denim (But NOT blue denim on blue denim. Sorry, but a denim suit is just not my cup of tea.), hell, I’ve even worn leather on leather and somehow made it work. Somehow being that because my palette is so simple, that it’s extremely difficult to go overboard and make an outfit look overdone. In fact, I think a lot of the time I look casually under-done… And I am totally okay with that.
Clear-outs become extremely simple.
I think it’s new-found minimalist in me, but lately I’ve abandoned my hoarding trait and regularly clear out my things with the utmost of ease, including my clothes. If I know something doesn’t fit in with my style any more, or if it’s not in the right colour palette, out it goes. Ignoring what’s sitting right under your nose every day is pretty pointless, isn’t it?
All black everything? Obviously.
I get to keep my inner child-hood emo alive while still looking fresh. Can you really blame me for having it both ways and making it work? No, no you can not. Seriously though, to me there’s nothing more satisfying than an all black outfit, especially in winter. It’s a classic that will always be easily stylish, which I love. The “I just threw this on and it looks AMAZE” is kind of a life goal of mine!
What are your thoughts on the all-monochrome colour palette?
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