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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, simply wear 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 not. There are many ways to work a single color to make it look exciting and modern. To get the monochromatic look right, simply:
1. Vary Your Shades
Instead of matching 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 a blue jacket.
2. Mix Textures
Combing different textures like leather, silk, suede, chiffon, tweed, boucle adds dimension and makes monochromatic dressing more eyecatching.
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 matte dress pants or a matte dress with a glossy belt or shiny shoe. Polar Opposites make monochromatic come alive.
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