Personal Style: Lady Wears the Blues

Monochrome dressing can be just as fun and visually striking as colour blocking. However, it is not as simple as throwing on different items in the exact same shade and calling it a day – it takes thought and creativity to strike a perfect balance when using different shades of the same colour to put together an outfit.

An assortment of blues was used to put together this ladylike ensemble. The key to successfully putting together a monochrome look is to create contrast by choosing shades that compliment each other and to create variety by using different materials, patterns and textures to break up the look and make it interesting.

The geometric black pattern on this royal blue shirt is an example of how patterns can add visual interest to a monochromatic look. The darker shade of blue of the high-waist skirt creates colour contrast, and its bandeau panels add texture. The dark blue long leather gloves and indigo fur scarf are elegant accessories that keep in with the colour theme of this outfit as well as add textural interest.

The handbag encompasses contrasting shades of blue and is made up of different materials, making it the perfect accompaniment to this monochrome outfit. To finish off this look, black tights and black booties make for a leg-lengthening combination that echoes the pattern of the shirt and doesn’t overwhelm the outfit’s blue colour palette.

-Reem Buhazza


Photographs by Ayah Amin

Styling and Modeling by Mona Hamid

Writing by Reem Buhazza

Outfit Details:

1. Sunglasses: Ralph Lauren. Similar here.

2. Fur Scarf: KYI KYI at Bloomingdales. Similar here.

3. Blouse: Amanda Uprichard at Bloomingdales. Available here.

4. Gloves: Barneys. Similar here.

5. Bag: Charles & Keith. Available here.

6. Skirt: Reiss. Similar here.

7. Booties: Franco Sarto, available here.


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