STYLE GURU STYLE: The Monochromatic Scene

When browsing through Vogue online, I ran across designer Junya Watanabe‘s fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection. I love the intricate detailing and designs incorporated into the garments. Each look is monochromatic—except the last few—but with all of the different cutouts, each look has its own unique vibe. More than a few looks have a honeycomb design, and each one is special. I particularly like this collection because even with the different cutouts and designs, it still has a nice, elegant simplicity about it. Of course, I’m a huge fan of the color scheme; there’s a few pops of red, blue and pink, but for the most part, it’s consistently black, white and gray.

I translated the style of the collection in a few ways. I went with a monochromatic look mainly because that’s my style. In a few of the runway looks, there were cropped jackets with zipper detailing. My coat imitates this style almost perfectly. I went with a gray, loose dress to match the loose silhouette in the collection. In a few of the looks, the designer incorporated some funky head pieces, so I translated that as my own by adding a hat. I specifically chose a different shade of gray because I liked the contrast in color.

For accessories, I went with a gold, dainty earring. I liked the simplicity of them, just like the collection. Plus, the earrings matched the gold on the dress’ belt. I put black leggings under the dress for warmth because, after all, it is winter. I completed the outfit with knee-high boots. I got them for Christmas, and I love them. They are comfortable, simple and go with just about everything I wear.

Get My Look: 1. Black coat. 2. Hat. 3. Knee-high boots. 4. Gray dress.