Style Your Budget – Monochromatic Outfits

I have always been a fan of monochromatic outfits. It’s an easy and quick way to pull together an outfit that looks chic and polished. This summer, however, monochromatic outfits are definitely having their moment. They can be seen all over Pinterest, in your favorite magazine, and in retailers’ advertisements. But what exactly is are monochromatic outfits? While it typically means dressing in one single color, it can also mean choosing pieces from the same color family, just with varying tints or shades. For instance, I love a solid black ensemble with a pop of color either using a fun heel, a statement necklace, or a top layer. This is my go-to look especially when it comes to holiday parties which you can read about HERE.

For summer though, I’m enjoying all the bright color selections as well as the earth-tone neutrals. This is one trend that’s definitely fun to play with. That’s why I thought it would be a great look for this month’s Style Your Budget. What is Style Your Budget? It’s where I offer an outfit formula for inspiration and then style it at different price points. For some items, you may be able to shop your closet and if you find any gaps, I offer different price points to fill in those gaps. While the formula this month is pretty simple, the pairing options are endless. What color palette will you choose for your monochromatic outfits?

Solid Top + Solid Bottoms + Neutral Shoes

Monochromatic outfits from various stores including Old Navy, Nordstrom, J.Crew Factory, H&M and Amazon.

Now Let’s Style Your Budget

Option #1

Monochromatic outfit from H&M with gold hoop earrings, taupe tank top, gold pendant necklace, sunglasses, beige linen pants, taupe crossbody and canvas espadrilles.

Solid Top $7.99 / Solid Bottoms $17.99 / Neutral Shoes $34.99 / Neutral Handbag $17.99 / Earrings $5.99 / Necklace $5.99 / Sunglasses $14.99

Total $105.99

Option #2

Monochromatic outfit from Old Navy with cream wrapped earrings, gold aviator sunglasses, a rust color tank top, a gold tassel necklace, rust paper bag waist shorts, canvas tote and natural color wedges.

Solid Top $8.00 / Solid Bottoms $29.99 / Neutral Shoes $30.00 / Neutral Handbag $27.99 / Earrings $9.99 / Necklace $17.99 / Sunglasses $12.00

Total $134.97

Option #3

Monochromatic outfit from Amazon with silver drop earrings, silver aviator sunglasses, a navy flutter sleeve shirt with a long silver pendant necklace, a brown leather tote and brown slid on sandals.

Solid Top $17.75 / Solid Bottoms $45.90 / Neutral Shoes $18.90 / Neutral Handbag $49.50 / Earrings $12.95 / Necklace $7.98 / Sunglasses $20.99

Total $173.97*

*Price may differ depending on size

Option #4

Monochromatic outfit from J.Crew Factory with gold hoop earrings, tortoise shell sunglasses, a pink v neck shirt with a pink and gold flower necklace, pink shorts, a straw tote and canvas espadrille wedge mules.

Solid Top $14.59 / Solid Bottoms $29.50 / Neutral Shoes $64.50 / Neutral Handbag $59.50 / Earrings $10.50 / Necklace $14.50 / Sunglasses $19.50

Total $212.59

Option #5

Monochromatic outfit from Nordstrom with a sage green flutter sleeve shirt, sage green drawstring shorts, silver hoop earrings, white and brown sunglasses, a long silver necklace, a brown crocodile embossed tote and brown sandals.

Solid Top $29.99 / Solid Bottoms $49.00 / Neutral Shoes $29.96 / Neutral Handbag $49.00 / Earrings $18.00 / Necklace $27.30 / Sunglasses $59.00

Total $261.26

Your turn! Are you a fan of monochromatic outfits? Which look is your favorite?

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