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What to Wear: Monochromatic


Photography by David Kim.

One of my first jobs out of college was teaching English to the engineers at the Ferrari factory in Northern Italy. The school I worked for had teachers from all over the world, and there was this amazing teacher from Spain who always wore beautiful monochromatic outfits. She chose colors like red, orange, blue…she looked stunning and I was constantly in awe.

My monochromatic look is usually black. I’ve finally started to embrace some color and found this deep-sea blue to be a good fit. J Crew is a fantastic resource when trying to dress in monochrome thanks to their wide selection of colors and combos for top and bottom.


J Crew top and pants, Rebecca Minkoff bag, Tory Burch bracelet and earrings, Kate Spade necklace, similar pumps here.

This is an outfit I’ll wear throughout the summer as pictured here as well as into the fall with a suit jacket thrown over. While two separate pieces, the look feels as comfortable and effortless as a jumpsuit. How do you approach the monochromatic look? What is your favorite color to wear head-to toe (that isn’t black or white). ; )

Photographs by David Kim