STYLE GURU STYLE: Adding Colors to Monochromatic

January 15th, 2016 at 2:00am

Winter has arrived. Before you feel like you are stuck in a snow globe and your mom is taking out your heavy winter jacket, maybe you could still slip in one last city-chic outfit to your next hangout. The T by Alexander Wang collection inspired this casual New York City downtown look. This ready-to-wear collection inspired me to add a twist to the common monochromatic trends we see every day.

The term monochromatic means using one color. Black and white are the most common colors to pull off a classic monochromatic look. Something about those colors are so eye-catching that it’s difficult to pull off (for me personally). T by Alexander Wang presents a pop of color to the heavy black sweaters and outerwear. His casual, slouchy style is still highlighted in this collection when he pairs a turtle neck sweater with an oversized bomber jacket.

My challenge to pull off a similar outfit started with the simple black jeggings, boots and cross-body bag. Creativity kicks in when I started to dig into my wardrobe for a multicolor turtle neck. Luckily, I found the perfect vertical striped cropped sweater. To complete the look, I paired the sweater with a beige oversized jacket and a white watch.

This is my take on spicing up the monochromatic trend. The beige jacket definitely adds color and structure to my almost all black outfit. And the turtle neck complements the collar perfectly. While staying warm during this winter, I encourage and challenge you to try this almost monochromatic style. What color would you add to your outfit?

Get My Look: 1. Black turtleneck. 2. Cross-body bag. 3. White watch.