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Monochromatic Looks That Are Anything But Boring

5 Monochromatic Outfit Ideas

If looking taller and slimmer is your goal, you should try wearing a monochromatic outfit! You’ve likely read that wearing all-black can make you look slimmer, but there are SO many more color combinations you can wear to achieve the same slimming effect. Below, you’ll find FIVE different monochromatic outfits that are stylish and slimming. If you’re looking for more ways to look slimmer, check out these videos and posts:

10 Tricks To Instantly Look Slimmer
How To Look Slimmer #2 | 10 Styling Tricks
How To Look Taller When You’re Petite
You Can Wear All White & Look Slim
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The Perfect Way To Hide A Tummy…

Coated Jeans in petite sizes, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing a head to toe all-black look by White House Black Market including coated jeans, python accented bag and heels, sleeveless sweater, and black blazer in Telluride, CO, sharing monochromatic outfits

#1 | Black

Wearing all black is a well-known way to look slimmer. This all-black look is one of my favorites. The key to monochromatic dressing is creating dimension through different fabric textures. In this look, I’m wearing petite black coated jeans that look like leather with a mesh detail tank and a black blazer. I share more about this look in this post. Note: If anything is sold out, I’ve linked similar options.

Perfect White Suit, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing a matching white sequin blazer and wide leg pants by Rachel Zoe, white pointed toe pumps, and a white chloe nile bag in Dallas, Texas, white monochromatic outfits

#2 | White

White is a harder color to wear and can sometimes make you look larger than you are. So you have to be smart when you’re wearing all white. Proportions are important here! I wore this outfit to the rewardStyle conference last year. This is definitely something you can only wear to an event. But you can still get the monochromatic outfit inspiration! I’m wearing a white sequin blazer and pants by Rachel Zoe. Unfortunately, they’re sold out but I linked similar options! See more details from this look in this post.

Red suit by Smythe, dutchess blazer and cropped pants with red Steve Madden sock booties on blonde woman

#3 | Red

Red is a trendy color for spring 2020. I shared the top 10 spring trends in this video and post if you’re interested! This all-red outfit is more winter focused but you can swap the sweater for a white blouse to make it more spring-friendly. I’m wearing a red blazer and pants with a white sweater underneath. I completed the look with chic red booties and a white bag. See more photos of this outfit here.

Work Outfit Ideas, what to wear to work, outfit ideas that are modern and unexpected from Express, featuring a faux leather green pencil skirt, and chunky knit tunic sweater in green, and leopard print pumps on blonde woman

#4 | Green

I LOVE this all green outfit! If you work in an office, you should try a monochromic outfit like this inspired by Meghan Markle. I’m wearing a green leather skirt and a green knit sweater. These two pieces are different textured and different tones, which is important when you’re wearing a monochromatic outfit! I shared more about this outfit in this post.

Corduroy Pants by Blank NYC paired with a Leith circle cardigan in this monochromatic rust look on fashion blogger over 40 Erin Busbee of Busbee Style in Telluride, Colorado paired with Chloe Tess Bag medium size

#5 | Brown

You all know how much I love browns, beiges, and neutrals so this outfit is a favorite. I’m wearing a rust-brown cardigan with brown corduroy pants and a white sweater. I added one of my favorite brown Chloe bags to complete the look. Find more info on how to wear these corduroy pants here.

Spring Office Outfits, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing matching pink shorts and blazer with pink snake print heels and clutch from White House Black Market in Sequoia National Park

#6 | Pink

Pink is such a fun color for spring! If you love pink like me, try an all-pink outfit. In this look, I’m wearing a shorts suit from White House Black Market. It’s sold out but I linked some similar options. This is an unexpected and fresh outfit for work or an evening out. Keep in mind, your work environment has to be pretty progressive and fashion-forward to make something like this doable for work. For more pink office outfit inspiration, check out this post.

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How To Manifest Anything, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing an orange and blue Staud Ina dress with white sunglasses walking around in Telluride, Colorado
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After a decade in TV news, a desire to help women "look pretty" sparked a career pivot. I started my own wardrobe consulting business, styling "real" women for many years. In 2014, I changed direction again, using my TV background and styling expertise to launch this website and my YouTube channel. We are now a community of nearly 700,000 dynamic, vibrant, amazing women over 40... who know that age isn't something you need to hide from. For us, life is just getting started!!

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