Some of the most brilliant and creative minds in fashion have been known to keeping their outfits simplistic and monotone. Coco Chanel, for example, was known for her simplistic monochromatic black and white themed outfits that radiated elegance. Monochromatic fashion means wearing different pieces of one color that have different textures and sometimes, different shades of the specific color. Wearing multiple layers of one color in different materials instantly adds dimension and depth to an outfit. Monochromatic styling is a simple, clean and classic approach to putting together the most chic ensemble.

Whether you are on your way to class or going on a first date, you can’t go wrong with an all-black outfit. It is flattering for any body shape, as well as timeless and alluring, as shown by this Fashionista. This gorgeous girl always shows up to class in impeccably crafted all-black ensembles. I knew one of these days I had to capture her classic style on camera! This time she paired a simple black sweater, with linen black shorts worn over slightly sheer black tights. The scarf adds the perfect pop of color and the camel-colored coat is quiet enough that it doesn’t compete with the rest of the outfit. Her ensemble offers a needed visual relief from the somewhat busy patterns and trends worn this season.

How To: Remember to mix textures, add layers on layers on layers and try pieces that have feminine silhouettes or daring cutouts. These three things will give your monochromatic look a creative and stylish edge! Complete your all-black ensemble with a dark makeup look. Most importantly though, wear your outfit with confidence! Don’t underestimate a monochromatic look, the outcome can be just as striking as wearing a bright color or bold patterns!