April 6, 2020

Trend Guide: The Neutral Monochromatic Outfit That Would Make You Look Sophisticated

If there’s anything I’ve learned about getting dressed through the years, it’s that the key to achieving a polished, sophisticated look is actually quite easy. The formula entails dressing up in neutrals, particularly beige and camel tones, and throwing on a pair of heels or, like in this case, classic ankle boots. Beige was all the rage throughout 2019, and to be frank, it was not something that I was really into, so I’m really glad that brown is taking over. It’s surely the new neutral to wear if you’re not into bold, bright colors. Ease into the trend with a pair of your favourite jeans and combine it with a classic turtleneck sweater and Chelsea boots for a classic but modern outfit.

Finally, nothing seems as chic as a plaid coat or a blazer (have you seen the previous post). Since coats tend to be investment pieces, I used to stick to very neutral, solid-colored styles that I could wear with absolutely anything. A few years ago, though, I realized how much I loved the personality a patterned coat could bring to any look. One that I’ve been especially loving lately is the plaid/houndstooth pattern of all shades and colors, but I’ve always gravitated towards brown tones for its classic, vintage look. Also, I love a menswear-style one that I can throw over almost anything. No matter how you wear it, the coat’s pattern pulls any look together to make your outfit feel polished and thoughtful.
I played up the coat’s warm color palette with one of my favorite brown sweaters and skinny jeans. Another key element of the look, though, is the matching brown shade of these so comfy suede Chelsea boots. They’re comfortable enough to walk around in all day, yet polished enough for making any casual outfit stand out.

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