Pulling off a one-color outfit can be difficult if you are looking to make an impact, so I wanted to share my tips to make this easier. The first thing I look for is design: when you have a print outfit, if you select the right print, you don’t need the design itself to be great since the fabric is already speaking for itself. But when it comes to choosing one that is one color, you want to have something that stands out. It also depends on the occasion, if you are going to an event you probably want a little bit “wow” than when you are shopping for an everyday piece.
1. Forever 21 Off-the-Shoulder Lace Dress $68.00
2. Forever 21 Dark Pink Tiered Ruffle Dress $58.00
3. Forever 21 Ruffled High-Low Wrap Dress $27.90
However for a more casual thing you can go with a simpler design or something like a jumpsuit or romper.
1. Forever 21 Contemporary Self-Tie Romper $27.90
2. Forever 21 Caged Back Maxi Dress $48.00
3. Forever 21 Ruffled Open-Shoulder Romper $45.00
Color also plays a very important role for me. Usually for day events, especially during summer, I like to go for a bright, bold color. But if I’m going to a night event I tend to go for more muted colors. I guess in simpler words it’s a matter of choosing more design or more color depending on the event: simple design – bold color or amazing design – muted color. And if you are looking for something “wow” find a perfect balance between both.
Now the second most important things are the accessories. When you go for a one-color outfit and still want to stand out, the accessories is where your outfit is relying. Finding a few stand-out pieces to complement your outfit is extremely important since you want to have the perfect balance between all elements. Having one color does give you the opportunity to go crazy with the accessories, but you also don’t want to cross that line.
At the time you are choosing the accessories you can either go for color blocking if you have a color outfit like Blake Lively, a pop of color if you are wearing a neutral one like Aimee Song, or just an accessory with an intricate design that stands out like Olivia Palermo. Again, let’s try not to go too crazy with this and choose strategically, we want to stand out but not for the wrong reasons, if your accessories go overboard with the accessories they might all start competing with each other and your outfit won’t look that good anymore.
1. Lulu’s Color Me Rococo Gold And Blue Rhinestone Earrings $15.00
2. Forever 21 Faux Suede Ghillie Lace Sandals $22.90
3. Agaci Floral Quilted Crossbody $27.90