Mastering a Monochromatic Outfit

Hi Fashion Addicts! Today’s blog post is all about monochromatic looks and how to master them. The idea originated when, a month ago, I joined a network of Venezuelan Bloggers. Each month they challenge bloggers to create looks based of a theme. This month’s theme is to create a monochromatic outfit. When I first read the challenge guidelines I thought of creating an all-white outfit. Later I decided to challenge myself to wear a color I never thought I would: military green. In my opinion, mastering an outfit of the same color head-to-toe has to do with mixing and matching.

My first advice is once you have the color, find variations of the color that are not very dramatic. If you want your outfit to even stand out more, mix fabrics. Sometimes we believe that wearing the same color from head to toe can look tacky or weird, but when done right it can make heads turn.

To create the look on the photos I took a trip to the mall and ended in Forever 21 like always. Seriously, I should hold stock shares of that store! As soon as I walked in, I saw military green everywhere and knew that was going to be my choice. I tried on millions of outfits, until I found the perfect match. Not gonna lie, it was a struggle at first. Finding the purse was a different story. I didn’t know where to find the right bag to match my outfit. Later that day, I had already given up on the hunt, but as soon as I walked into Target the clutch fell into my hands. The shoes are Steve Madden. I bought them during my senior year in high school. Can’t believe I still have them; probably because they are so comfortable!


Hola chicas!! El post de hoy es todo sobre looks monocromáticos y como llevarlos correctamente. La idea surgió de un grupo de bloggers Venezolanas del cual soy miembro. Estas chicas crean un reto todos los meses con distintos temas. Cuando leí que este mes el reto era un look monocromático, lo primero que me vino a la cabeza fue vestirme de blanco. Siento que es algo que nos pasa a todas. Vestir toda de blanco o toda de negro es lo mas común y fácil de lograr. 

Para salir de ese cajita donde todo lo que se me ocurría era blanco y negro, decidí darme una vuelta por el mall. Terminé en Forever 21 como de costumbre. Honestamente ya me deberían dar acciones! Al entrar a la tienda, vi a todos los maniquí en verde militar. Lo pensé bastante, pero decidí retarme a lograr un look con un color diferente. Fue un poco difícil, no les voy a mentir. Me probé como mil combinaciones hasta dar con la indicada. La cartera fue otro dilema. En Forever, no encontré ningún bolso verde militar. Di mil vueltas por el mall, hasta que al entrar a Target este clutch cayó en mis manos. Los zapatos son viejísimos, los compré en Steve Madden cuando todavía estaba en el colegio. No puedo creer que aún siguen en mi closet, pero la verdad son super cómodos.

Mis consejos para cuando se quiero lograr satisfactoriamente un look monocromático son dos. El primero, al encontrar el color que se desea llevar, buscar variaciones no tan impactantes del color. Y si quieres llevar el outfit un nivel mas allá, combinar las telas! Siempre es bueno salir de la rutina, y la verdad es ya tenía varias semanas usando todo blanco, negro, y jeans.











At the end, I was extremely happy with the outcome! What do you guys think?

En fin, me encantó el outfit! Ustedes que opinan?

XOXO Ana Cristina Mariño

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  1. I love shopping at forever 21, too. I feel like I’m there all the time and spend quite a large amount of money there LOL.

  2. I love Olive green and this outfit suits you well. I love how when I go shopping, different bags just “fall into my arms” and I end up buying them. LOL I am a great bag collector. I love the glasses as well. Great choices!

  3. I love this monochromatic look and definitely want to try it out myself! These colors are going to be my favorite for fall, I can already tell!
    xo, Milan

  4. I’ve never thought of military green as a summer color but I’ve seen it all over this season and….I’d never thought I would say this….but it totally works! Love this look on you! 🙂

  5. I love a uniformed monochromatic outfit. You also are rocking the trendy army green that came back subtly so great job on the whole look!

  6. loving the color, and those sunnies! Such a chic, everyday look! Sounds like you’ve got yourself a great group, just love when that happens! You’ll meet some amazing friends out of it 🙂

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