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Check out my video on color tricks to look slim and discover how monochromatic dressing can help you look 10 lbs. lighter.
If you are not familiar with monochromatic dressing, it is simply wearing one color from head to toe to create a long lean silhouette.
If that way of dressing sounds too matchy-matchy and boring, it’s really not. There are many ways to work a single color to make it look interesting and modern. To get the monochromatic look right simply:
1) Vary Your Shades
Instead of trying to match reds in an all red outfit, vary the shades slightly to add depth and interest. For example try a jacket, dress and boots in slightly varying shades of brown or a bright red dress with oxblood shoes. If you are wearing blue jeans, you could mix them with a blue top and blue jacket.
2) Mix Textures
Combing different textures like leather, silk, suede, chiffon, tweed, boucle adds dimension and makes monochromatic dressing so much more cool.
3) Include Subtle Patterns
Very subtle patterns in the same color family can also give the monochromatic mix more personality.
4) Combine Matte and Shiny Materials
Try a shiny metallic sweater with a matte dress pant, or a matte dress with a glossy belt or shiny shoe. Polar Opposites make monochromatic come alive.
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