The Styling Trick All Fashion Editors Swear By


Working in the fashion industry, we’ve picked up a plethora of styling tricks along the way. While some are more experimental than others, we always gravitate to a few trusty mainstays when we’re in a sartorial lull. One foolproof strategy we rely on to create a chic ensemble in a snap is monochromatic dressing. As evidenced lately by It girls and street-style stars alike, donning a head-to-toe shade provides an instant sleek, polished vibe and also helps elongate your frame. When choosing your hero hue, we suggest opting for a neutral that won’t drown your body in loud, distracting color. Play with various tones and textures for an interesting, fashion-forward result. Ahead, four monochrome outfits to try, plus we share our tips on how to look like a seasoned fashion editor.

Adam Katz Sinding

One-Color Show

Powder Blue

Wear this feminine frothy blue in a tie-bow blouse and trouser combo for the office. Break it up with dark navy accessories.

The Daily Leather Bucket Bag


Mark & Graham

Lace Inset Ankle-Strap Sandals


Gianvito Rossi

Liliana Pussy Bow Silk Crepe De Chine Blouse


Iris and Ink

Pantera Trousers



Utility Green

Contrast a silky matching set with a topper rendered in a darker hue to add depth. Complete with coordinating clutch and black gillie heels for a sexy finish.

Agent Riley Fringe Zip On Leather Clutch


Diane von Furstenberg

Sandria Peep Toe Ghillie Sandal


Vince Camuto

Wrap Effect Satin Skirt


3.1 Phillip Lim

One Shoulder Cropped Satin Top


3.1 Phillip Lim

Waterfall Trench Coat


Adrianna Papell


A neutral monochromatic look never fails to exude elegance. Team a lightweight sweater and a midi skirt with suede pumps and a gold choker for a sleek, powerful result.

Gold Marble Collar Necklace


Modern Citizen

Licorice Too Pump


Kate Spade New York

Ribbed Sweater



Ribbed-Knit Maxi Skirt




Venture into texture by styling this cool tone with a satin bomber, strappy maxi and suede flatform sneakers. Adorn with flat-lens brow-bar sunnies to punctuate the off-duty look.

Hilda Platform Sneakers


Steve Madden

Strappy Maxi Dress



Satin Bomber Jacket



Supernature Retro Sunglasses


Tome x Gentle Monster