It’s no secret that I am partial to a colour clash or two (or three or four) I love nothing more than coming up with colourful concoctions that I’ve not seen done before (or for a while at least), and I really enjoy playing around with how far I can push a combo.
However, I have to say that I was delighted to see that tone-on-tone colour was set to be big this season and I knew that it was something I could have some fun with.
Taking a head-to-toe approach to colour is the coolest and I have to say, possibly the easiest way to wear colour this season. Simply open your wardrobe and pull out those items that have the same or ever-so-slightly varying colour and have fun mixing and matching them together.
It’s something I’ve played around with before but when I saw that purple was one of the key colours of the season I knew that head-to-toe purple was something I was keen to rock. Purple isn’t a colour I have a lot of in my wardrobe, and to be honest it isn’t a colour I’ve ever really experimented with... Clothes wise at least; I mean, my 12 year old bedroom was purple and pink (hello Groovy Chick) so from then until this very moment I’ve always considered the colour soooooo 2002.
But now, in 2019 what little purple I did have in my wardrobe worked really rather magically together to create a look I can totally get on board with.
Often textures are key in making a tonal outfit work best. However, I have seen a number of silky, high-shine tonal looks working an absolute treat over on Instagram, something I am absolutely going to give a whirl come summer.
But for now, and as this look is featuring a plethora of textures, I would say that combining different textures of the same colour is an easy introduction into the SS19 trend. Corduroy trousers combined with a cotton shirt of the same hue someway and somehow break up the matchy-matchy vibes making it totally wearable indeed.
Wearing all of the same colour works to elevate even the most casual of ensembles. It’s a failsafe way to take your most comfortable and mundane pieces and to make them super high fashion, as adhering to a specific colour palette immediately makes you look polished and pulled together.
And, best of all, wearing the same colour from top to toe helps to accentuate your height for those who are petite, or vertically challenged like myself. Wearing all of the same colour draws the eye up or down the body creating a heightened illusion, something that is always nice for the petite crew of which I am a fully fledged member of.
But, if like me you’re yet to go the whole hog and invest in a pair of purple shoes (I highly doubt that this will ever happen lets be real here) then break it up a little with some contrasting black accessories. Not only does this add contrast, interest and an edge of sophistication it also allows you to dip your toe into tonal dressing without having to buy a whole new wardrobe.
Prints are also a really easy way to ease you into tonal dressing gently. Simply throw in a print in either a contrasting hue or if you can the same hue to break things up a little whilst adding some interest and of course style points to your look.
So whether you’re going bold in a jolt of purple, or keeping things slightly safer and going for head-to-toe nude or white, rock it with textures, complimenting prints or break it up with contrasting accessories, but most of all you must rock it with confidence!
Is this something you’re going to be getting on board with this season?