How to Wear Single-Hue Outfits

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Throwing together a single hue outfit of pink sounds like risky business, doesn’t it? Before you know it you can easily end up looking like a walking candyfloss. To avoid this kind of mishaps, I follow a few rules that help me wear this style fearlessly, so today I thought I would share them all with you to help you step out of your comfort zone and rock a monochromatic outfit too - black and white don’t count!​

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TIP #1

Wear different shades of your chosen colour. Instead of trying to find pieces that completely match in hue, go for a lighter top and a darker bottom half, or the other way around. This will balance things out and even let you play with proportions.

 

TIP #2

Mix different textures - this is my favourite tip! Here I’m wearing a cashmere jumper, velvet trousers, suede flats and a silk bow all in pink, but since the different materials in an outfit give a contrasting effect, they all end up working perfectly together.

 

TIP #3

Go for layers to add some depth. Just like mixing textures, layering clothing can give a new dimension to your look too. It’s a perfect solution for this cold time of the year, plus it gives you an excuse to buy a bright-coloured coat!

 

TIP #4

Add a pop of colour. Technically speaking, a monochromatic look shouldn’t involve another colour, but rules are meant to be broken they say, and I just think bringing in a different to distract the eye from the same colour-palette is a cherry on top that really pulls together the whole look. This time I went for a green bag, but with pink flowers to tie in the colour.

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This post was shot in Colmar. You can check out the rest of the photos over here on my Instagram, watch this video on YouTube to see what I was up to, and give this France & Switzerland Road Trip guide a read for some great travel tips.

P.S. ’scuse the hair frizz, that’s what you get when you forget an umbrella *facepalm*. 

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