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Ever wondered why the gorgeous Blake Lively looks like a million bucks in simple outfits? Hint: One-tone dressing! The actress is notorious for her ‘head to toe in one colour’ looks and we love how it works to elevate her red carpet ensembles. They make for a sophisticated look, something which stands apart from the crowd and is a bold statement of expression.
From outfit choices to the accessories paired with them, the one-tone look can be achieved in a number of ways. Although it might require some creative imagination to pull through, there are no hard and fast rules about the shades you choose to flaunt.
We have some tips in our rolodex to share - they will help you ease into the trend and embrace it in full potential. We promise to make you look stylishly done up by the end of this list!
One-tone casuals can lend an effortlessly stylish feel to your ensemble. Take a cue from Gigi and get yourself high-waisted trousers to go with basic tees and casual sneakers. Remember to add a pop of colour with a bright cardigan or maybe, a pair of stylish rimmed sunglasses.
Upgrade your simple ethnics to fusion wear with the help of one-tone styling. We have Sonam Kapoor here to guide us on how to perfectly style a palazzo sari with a button down blouse. Get your accessories to match the print or embroidery on your outfit.
Sometimes just an outfit cannot fulfill a one-tone fantasy! Accessorize well using the same hue - you can add handheld clutches, wristwatches, dainty necklaces and others to achieve perfection. You can even experiment with your make-up to complement the dominant tone in your look.
An all-black ensemble can be difficult to pull off if you stick to the usual styling tips. A one-tone black ensemble can give you the grunge look with style. Stick to ‘all black everything’ for this one and throw in a graphic tee, as an undershirt, to balance the visual.
We love Parineeti Chopra’s super cute ensemble above! This look is perfect for a laid back afternoon at the mall or a sunny day out. Go accessory-free for this one with some bold aviators being your only companion!
Layering is in! Pair a shift dress with a flowy trench coat or a smart baggy denim jacket to get the look. Pick a lighter shade of the dominant tone to mix things up! Keep the accessories to a minimum with similar toned footwear.
Experiment with textures while going for the singular tone! Get on boards with frills, ruffles, mesh and sheer details to go with simpler separates. Add a little colour with ruby lips and sleek highlighted cheeks!
Pantsuits are impeccable when it comes to showcasing classic elegance! They are bold and feminine, with the look lending just the right amount of power you need to slay at work! Accessorize with smart stilettos and dainty drop earrings.
Put those trusty old stripes to work with plain separates. Victoria Beckham absolutely stuns in her striped button-down, paired with a chic pleated skirt! This look calls for muted accessories with similarly toned pumps and and delicate accessories.