5 Monochromatic Looks You Can Totally Pull Off

Dressing head-to-toe in the same color scheme can seem intimidating. Admittedly, it can go one of two ways: 1. You can end up looking like a cartoon character dressed top-to-bottom in bright green, or 2. Things can end up feeling boring (we love you, groutfits, but we can do better).

But once you find that easy, on-trend hue that works with your taste and your wardrobe — blush pink and chartreuse are some of our current favorites — the rest is actually easy. There's no worrying about what matches or what doesn't. Instead, just throw on a few variations of the same color while experimenting with varying prints, silhouettes, and fabrics. Don't be afraid to use contrasting accessories to break up things up ever so slightly. Making (and wearing) a monochromatic outfit is as simple as that.

Give your all-black outfits a break for one of the four same-shade selections ahead. We swear it's way simpler than it seems.
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It is possible to wear a whole lot of yellow without looking like a banana. Start strong with a brightly colored top (bonus points if you opt for a pattern, like stripes, over a solid) and match your sunglasses and sandals to it. Then, break things up with some bottoms that veer more towards the brown side of the spectrum and a fun, summery clutch that ties it all together.

H&M Fine-knit Top, $34.99, available at H&M; Loéil Amalfi Knotted Slides, $82, available at Loéil; Tibi City Stretch Overall Pants, $365, available at Tibi; Steven Alan Amity Sunglasses, $180 $108, available at VU Sunglass; Mango Straw Clutch, $29.99, available at Mango.
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Embrace your pink-loving side by dressing top-to-bottom in a muted, blush-colored variation of the shade. A minimalist pair of overalls looks flawless with a comfy ballet flat along with more streamlined accessories, like contemporary gold hoops and a contrasting maroon bag.

Aska Allie Flat, $295, available at Aska; Ganni Brown Dungaree, $270, available at Need Supply; Zara T-shirt with Contrast Back, $12.90, available at Zara; Building Block Leather Cylinder Sling Bag, $395, available at Garmentory; Sorelle Sierra Earrings, $100, available at Sorelle.
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In a perfect mashup of quirky and simplistic, this outfit incorporates pieces with embellishment and statement stitching as well as tried-and-true staples that ground the look, like a striped tee and Keds sneakers.
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Try navy blue as your go-to neutral for spring and summer. Not only does the color pair well with just about any other hue, but it can make more of a statement than your typical black. Play up a navy dress with matching flats and shades. Top it all off with your favorite denim jacket (a staple!) and a beach-y tote.

& Other Stories Relaxed Cotton Dress, $95, available at & Other Stories; Rachel Comey Largo Sandal, $322, available at Rachel Comey; Acne Studios Top Denim Jacket, $340, available at MyTheresa; Clare V. Netty Bag, $25, available at Clare V; Le Specs Self Portrait Edition One, $125, available at Le Specs.
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You can never, ever go wrong with an all-black outfit, but since they're so common, the best black looks require unique pieces to feel more like a statement than a fallback. Try some jeans with an on-trend frayed hem and a skater logo tee as your base. Then, focus on accessories to kick things up a notch: a geometric clutch, a choker, and comfortable-but-chic booties do the trick.

Pinko Ankle Boots, $475, available at Pinko; StyleNanda Grunge Straight Leg Fringed Pants, $34, available at StyleNanda; Stussy Original Stock Tee, $42.88, available at Naked; Anissa Kermiche Choker Tatouage, $17,053, available at Anissa Kermiche; Issey Miyake Bao Bao Clutch, $185, available at Totokaelo.

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