For those who don’t know, I do a ‘Shop My Closet’ episode every month. These are a super fun way to get creative. I just log onto Pinterest, scroll through outfits I like, and then try and recreate them. This month we’re focusing on tonal dressing style!
How to Style Tones: Tonal Dressing
Break it down
Once I’ve selected an outfit I like to break down the different elements in it. In this outfit, what caught my eye was the subtle mix between soft and structured. The girl in the picture has a soft sweater draped over a structured midi skirt. Additionally, she has a fun mix of textures. Notice her belt and boots in comparison to her skirt and sweater. These texture differences are super important because her look is so tonal, which is also why her front tuck works so well. The front tuck and extra room between her skirt and boots are what break up this outfit into its different elements.
Choose a textured sweater
You don’t need to find an exact replica of the model’s outfit, but try and find something with a similar texture. I chose a beige/grey sweater from American Eagle. Make sure your sweater is oversized and slouches similarly so that you can achieve that front tuck later on.
Choose structured bottoms
If like me you don’t own a super structured skirt you can swap it out for some pants. I went with some high-rise, wide-leg Gap trousers. I chose a beige color that matched my sweater nicely and still gave me that tonal look I’m going for.
Pick out accessories
For the boots, I went with ones that were really similar to the model’s; brown sock boots. I made sure they had a point and matched the tones of the rest of the outfit I’ve picked out. Then I added a matching leather belt to complete the look.
I’m super happy with how this outfit turned out. I never would have paired these pieces together on my own, but I am loving this monochrome style. This is why I love these ‘Shop My Closet’ episodes!
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