How to Style Monochrome Outfits in Rainbow Colors

Dana Kind of Day
by Dana Kind of Day

Typically, when we think of dressing in monochrome, we think of beiges, tans, blacks, and whites, but I decided to go against the current and style monochromatic outfits out of rainbow colors. This was a bit of a challenge, but hey, who doesn’t like a good style challenge once in a while? These outfits were really fun to put together - I hope you like them!

Monochrome color outfits


For this outfit, I decided to go with a blazer and jogger pants in the same tone. The top is actually a scarf which I tied it around my chest to create an interesting, strapless piece. I love the brown bag with the red scarf tied to it; it adds even more character to this outfit. This look is great if you’re really looking to make an entrance!

Style monochrome outfits

Orange 1

Here I decided to go with a neutral jumpsuit. I added orange tones with the sweatshirt that I’ve tied around my waist. Not only does the sweatshirt add that beautiful pop of color, but it also doubles up as a belt, syncing in my waist and accentuating it. I also featured orange in this outfit with the cute bag and my sunglasses.

How to style monochrome outfits

Orange 2

The next color was supposed to be yellow, but I hardly have any yellow clothes in my wardrobe, so I decided to go with another orange look. I love this dress and the little gold sparkly details; it has summer written all over it. The off-the-shoulder detail, the wide billowy sleeves, and the flowy skirt, ah, it’s perfect. Accessories I kept stylish but minimal with an understated white necklace and a fanny pack.

Monochrome outfit style


Here I'm wearing a thrifted suit, possibly my all-time favorite thrifted find. I styled it with a simple khaki strappy vest and added some more green into the look with my shoulder bag and loafers. All the details here look super stylized and deliberate. I also love how I managed to mix different shades of green together and create one cohesive look.

Styling monochrome outfits


I decided to go with a tracksuit for a casual look because everyone needs a tracksuit to fall back on. I dressed it up with a chain bag, square sunglasses, sparkly sneakers, as well as a bit of jewelry. Adding accessories to a casual outfit is a great way to take it from slouchy to chic.

Easy monochrome outfit style


Lastly, we have an elegant, feminine outfit. Here I’m wearing a lavender slip dress with a lilac cardigan and I’ve kept it classy with a pair of glittery pumps and a clutch bag. This outfit is very straightforward and creates a look that is so much more than the sum of its parts.

And there we have it! Six super colorful outfits that will brighten up anyone’s day. I definitely think that I passed this style challenge that I set for myself with flying colors! (Get it?) What to style next? Maybe I’ll try to pull a yellow outfit together, as well as a pink one, and then maybe I could move onto metallics as well.

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  • Jami Jami on Jun 04, 2021

    I feel like if you just get nuts and throw on anything in a monochromatic scheme-you can do this. I mean you put some funky ideas together-and it works! That red look? A handkerchief top under a jacket? Totally works! Love your style!

  • Grandmasue10 Grandmasue10 on Jun 04, 2021

    YOu have a great eye for color! I just love the red one.