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Happy Wednesday GlamFam! In the fashion world, there’s something effortlessly chic about a monochromatic outfit. Tonal dressing (aka monochromatic dressing) has been my go-to outfit lately! The art of styling a look with pieces of the same color family can create a stunning and cohesive appearance. Whether it’s an all-black ensemble exuding sophistication or a soft pastel palette radiating elegance, mastering the monochromatic trend can elevate your fashion game. Today, we’re mastering monochrome with three simple steps to help you effortlessly put together a monochromatic outfit. Bonus, I’m sharing WHY you should embrace this harmonious style

monochromatic outfit, style of sam in laude the label citrine top and hepburn wide leg pants MASTERING MONOCHROME

STEP 1: Choose Your Dominant Color

The first step in mastering a monochrome outfit is selecting a dominant color. Look at your wardrobe and decide which hue catches your eye or complements your complexion OR makes you feel happy! Earth tones like beige, brown, or olive, along with classic choices such as black, white, or navy, are versatile options that pair well with other shades. Alternatively, you can opt for a bold and vibrant color to make a statement. Remember, the key is to embrace a single color family while playing with different shades and tones within that spectrum.


top LAUDE THE LABEL (on sale) | pants LAUDE THE LABEL (on sale)
earrings JENNY BIRD (code STYLEOFSAM15) | necklaces LANA, LANA (look for less)
rings SPINELLI KILCOLLIN (look for less)
sandals BOTTEGA VENETA (look for less, also here) | bag CHANEL (better for budget)


THE STYLE Rx: Master the monochromatic outfit in 3 easy steps and effortlessly look timeless and taller!


A mastering monochrome outfit, style of sam in beige tonal outfit w/gucci slingbacks

STEP 2: Experiment with Textures and Patterns

Once you’ve settled on a dominant color, it’s time to introduce visual interest to your monochromatic outfit. Incorporating various textures and patterns can add dimension and prevent your ensemble from looking flat. For example, a combination of a chunky knit sweater, tailored trousers, and leather boots can create a compelling all-black look with a mix of textures. If you’re feeling adventurous, experiment with subtle patterns such as pinstripes or polka dots within your chosen color scheme. These subtle variations will elevate your monochromatic outfit while maintaining the overall cohesiveness.

shirt (similar), (similar) | pants CABI (similar by SNDYS )
rings SPINELLI KILCOLLIN (look for less), CARTIER (similar)
earrings CHANEL (similar), (look for less) | bag CHANEL (look for less)
shoes GUCCI (better for budget)


monochromatic outfit, style of sam in beige neutral tonal outfit

STEP 3: Accessorize with Purpose

Accessories are the finishing touches that can take your monochromatic outfit from ordinary to extraordinary. Choose accessories in shades similar to your dominant color, or consider metallic accents such as gold, silver, or rose gold for a touch of elegance and shine! A statement bag, a sleek belt, or a pair of well-curated earrings can make a significant impact without overpowering your monochromatic ensemble. Try to strike a balance between understated sophistication and personal flair.


one shoulder top AMAZON | necklace & earrings JENNY BIRD (code STYLEOFSAM15)
faux leather blazer ALICE & OLIVIA (past season, similar)
rings OURA, CARTIER (similar) | bracelets BUDHA GIRL, BUDHA GIRL (code STYLEOFSAM)
bag BOTTEGA VENETA (look for less)

mastering monochrome outfits, style of sam in denim on denim tonal dressing look

jacket & jeans ALICE & OLIVIA
earrings JENNY BIRD (code STYLEOFSAM15)
rings SPINELLI KILCOLLIN (look for less), CARTIER (similar) | bracelets BUDHA GIRL (code STYLEOFSAM)
bag CHANEL (better for budget)

Why Should You Try it?

So WHY should you wear a Tonal or Monochromatic outfit? Here are just a few of the benefits of wearing a monochromatic outfit and why you should give mastering monochrome a try:

  1. Timeless Elegance: A monochromatic outfit exudes a timeless elegance that never goes out of style. By embracing a single color scheme, you create a sophisticated and polished look effortlessly.
  2. Enhances Body Proportions: Wearing a single color from head to toe creates an illusion of length and height, making you appear taller and more streamlined. This effect can boost your confidence and make you feel more put together.
  3. Simplifies Styling: Building a monochromatic outfit simplifies the process of getting dressed, as the color coordination is already established. This allows you to focus on other aspects of your look, such as silhouette, fabric, and accessories. This is the MAIN reason that I’ve been wearing monochromatic outfits lately.
  4. Makes a Statement: While monochromatic outfits are often associated with minimalism, they can also make a bold statement. Experimenting with different shades and textures within a single color family allows you to showcase your personal style while maintaining a cohesive and impactful appearance.

Mastering a monochrome outfit doesn’t have to be an intimidating task. By following these three simple steps, you can effortlessly create a stunning look that exudes elegance and sophistication. Remember to select a dominant color, experiment with textures and patterns, and accessorize with purpose. Embracing the monochromatic trend helps to simplify styling and creates a timeless elegant ensemble!

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Happy last day of May GlamFam! Honestly, I’m so happy to be back! Maycember was quite hectic! LOL! One of my friends shared that nickname for May, and I love it! It’s the perfect description of May and the busy-ness of December. We had my daughter’s ballet recital, her birthday and birthday party, walking in a Fashion Show for charity, our 20th wedding anniversary, and lots of end-of-the-year school activities! It was A LOT, but we made it!

The kids are now out of school and LOVING it! We had a cousin spend the night, a jiu jitsu belt ceremony, and have an upcoming First Communion this weekend! Personally, I am reprioritizing some work and home agendas and will have some exciting news to share soon. Our Summer is full of camps and some travel. We are SO EXCITED about our upcoming Corpus Christi trip with the extended family.  WHAT ARE YOU UP TO THIS WEEKEND?!

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  1. […] I’m wearing a size small in both the skirt and the top and decided to style this as a fully neutral look. A white Louis Vuitton handbag, white sunnies, platform sandals, drop earrings and my favorite Budha Girl bangles made this outfit absolute perfection! To style it for the colder months all you have to do is switch out the sandals for boots and throw on a cute warm jacket! This would be a perfect winter white outfit if you wear it with a white blazer, boots, and overcoat!! *You know monochromatic looks are my favorite!* […]

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