Love to love… One colour only
Match and match: why we love sticking to one shade.
See ya later Sussan, we’ve got a new - and easier - way for ‘this’ to go with ‘that’.
All black? Sure, it’s a classic go-to but this season we dare you to go beyond black. Match navy with navy, red with red, white with white. It’s a look that’s clean and chic and - most importantly - easy to pull off. It’s the simplest start to your morning.
Here’s how to get it so very right:
JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH: ONE COLOUR, ALL OVER
Stick to a colour you love (to wear). White on white for that fresh feeling, camel or navy for something a little more chic and work-ready, and red - well, this is a must-try. Check out our red edit here. Keep in mind you can play with tones. Match dark blues with lights and so on.
BREAK UP THE BLOCK PARTY: ON PATTERNS AND TEXTURES
While we love the ultra-block look, you can soften your outfit with some simple prints. The trick here is to keep these super lo-fi and make sure your colour is still the dominant colour. Or, try textures: team a knit with a silk, a cotton drill with a soft linen.
WORK IT: DRESS TO YOUR BODY TYPE
Work with your body shape. If you’ve got a tiny waist, try a midriff. We love the pencil skirt, crop top combo that’s doing the rounds right now. Or, if you have legs for days, go for skinny jeans in your shade of choice. If you’re having a need-to-hide day go for our tried-and-tested: wide-legged pants or a maxi teamed with a simple blazer with the sleeves pushed up. Tailoring is the trick to feeling good and wearing all one colour will ensure you look pulled together.
ACCESSORISE, ACCESSORISE, ACCESSORIES: DRESS UP (OR DOWN)
Go for simple accessories, neutral golds and silvers (but not both). This is a great way to show of statement pieces - like shoes, bags or cuffs - or to pare it right back with some simple earrings and a necklace. Keep accessories soft. Think golds, creams and whites.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR?
We take a cue from style icons and their shades of choice.
White’s more than alright. Lara Worthington (nee Bingle) is a big fan. It’s forever fresh, so long as you steer clear of red wine and spag bol.
Black: it’s one we come back to again and again. Elle Ferguson - one half of blogger duo They All Hate Us - mixes textures and tassels to keep it on point.
Camel, sand, whatever you want to call it, we love it. Work-ready, always, this is the colour where mixing shades is the secret. Gary Pepper Girl Nicole Warne shows us how it’s done for VOGUE China.
Feeling blue? It’s the very best way to be. Mix your shades here and don’t shy from denim. Chronicles of Her’s Carmen Hamilton knows where it’s at. For something a little cleaner, a little more sophisticated, go for darker shades like navy and deep, deep denims.
Red hot. This is the statement shade of choice this season. Tuula Vintage’s Jessica Stein wears a wrap dress with a soft print. A great tip on how to ease your way into this bright shade.