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The coolest trend of the season: Tonal Dressing
Looking for a cool way to wear color this season? One of the coolest trends you have to try is Tonal Dressing. From bright and bold colors to more neutral ones there is something for everyone.
What is Tonal Dressing?
If you don’t know what tonal dressing is let me enlighten you. Tonal Dressing or as the French say “Ton sur Ton” is basically a modern and reinvented monochromatic outfit. Unlike a classic monochromatic look where we choose pieces of clothing in the exact same color to create a “clean” look, in tonal dressing we create a look with pieces in different shades of the same color.
Dressing in one color palette can make you look put together and modern at the same time. You can play with shades of a color and mix different textures to make your look interesting and cool. It’s one of the easiest ways always look chic and elegant.
All the fashion girls have tried and pretty much nailed the Tonal Dressing trend during fashion month. I saw the looks they created and drew the necessary inspiration to nail my own tonal outfit and learn a few things in the process.
Mix a tailored suit or a satin midi skirt with a chunky knit to add dimension to your look make it more interesting. A pair of leather pants paired with a leather jacket in a different shade can also make for a cool look while combining two major trends of the season, total leather outfit and tonal dressing.
The most important thing in tonal dressing is textures. Different shades are the base upon which we build our look but in order to avoid creating a boring and flat outfit we need to incorporate different materials.
I went for a mint green suit with a forest green oversized turtleneck. Green has been a major trend the last couple of seasons and I’m so glad for it. Green is one of my favorite colors and I have quite a few green sweaters! It was time to put them all to good use along with my mint green suit which I had never wore until today.
To get more ideas about colors and combinations here are some outfit inspo by my favorite fashion girls.
Choose the right accessories
An outfit isn’t just about the clothes but also about the accessories we choose. There are a couple of things you need to know about choosing accessories for a tonal outfit.
If you’re not sure what color matches and compliments your outfit you can always go for neutral accessories in shades of cream or white. As you can already see my choice for the day was white. I just love white accessories and shoes in particular. Just don’t be afraid of white!
Choose accessories in a bold color to add contrast to your look and give it a twist. For example, in an outfit consisting of shade of green I would choose a pair fuchsia pumps with a matching bag. If you want to keep the bag in the green theme you can add earrings in fuchsia to make it more balanced.
Don’t worry about breaking your tonal look with your accessories. You’re not ruining it you’re making more interesting and multidimensional.
Don’t be afraid to give it a try and play with multiple pieces and shades! Get inspired and get ready for new things.
Till next time!