Monochromatic dressing is an effortless way to wear some daring wardrobe pieces that don’t work well with different-colored clothing pieces in your closet, and to quickly pull together an outfit. A red blazer and yellow culottes could possibly make you look a new McDonald’s employee, whereas a red blazer paired with a similar color blouse and dress pants could make for a flawless outfit, as shown here.

Today, I’m taking on the color white, which typically creates some unease because of possible stains, and resemblance of a bride. Make sure you’re aware of where you’re going, that is to say, don’t wear a white, monochromatic outfit to a watch a soccer game, eat at Famous Dave’s, or attend a wedding. Nevertheless, It can be done. Visiting a museum, going to the mall, or hosting a baby shower can be the perfect time to wear a white, monochromatic getup.

The main idea to understand about all-white outfits, is that your outfit is pretty boring, and colorless without accessories. A vibrant scarf, bag, or hat will be your best friend in this circumstance. Take a risk with your accents and details when wearing one color head-to-toe, and take time to plan which shoes work best with your outfit, as they serve as a focal point for your ensemble.

Below I’ve crafted three summer outfits that are completely different styles, but are all layered with accessories to assist the monotonous color scheme. I personally enjoy wearing one color, because of the little time it takes to put pieces together as well as the fun that comes with accessorizing.

Outfit #1:

T Shirt / Urban Outfitters

Knit Cardigan / Monki

Sheer Skirt / American Apparel

Jellies / American Apparel

Sunglasses / Thrifted


Outfit #2:

Blouse / Urban Outfitters

Jeans / H&M

Loafers / Sperry Topsider

Watch / Casio

Bag / Forever 21


Outfit #3:

T Shirt / H&M

Maxi Skirt / Nordstrom Rack

Jewelry / Lucky Brand & NastyGal

Sandals / Birkenstocks

While it may be difficult to keep your clothing clean and white for a full day, this trend is worth the extra caution because of how crisp the monochromatic outfits look. These outfits range from edgy to preppy to boho, and I hope you try this trend out with what pieces you have in your closet!

(All of the gorgeous pictures were taken by the talented Katie Clark, @katieclark44 on Instagram, at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis. ) -kg


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