Your complete guide to mastering tonal dressing

Your complete guide to mastering tonal dressing

Your complete guide to mastering tonal dressing. Tonal dressing has fast become one of this year’s biggest trends, popping up on runways, streets and our Instagram feeds.

But what is tonal dressing?

It simply means dressing head to toe in multiple shades of the same colour or wearing the exact same shade from top to bottom.

While there are some tricks to making this trend look fashion-forward, it is easier to pull off than you might think.

Keep scrolling for our tips on how you can master the tonal trend and make it look like you know what you’re doing.

Mix different textures

Keep your look interesting by mixing up different patterns, textures fabrics and finishes with your outfit. This is going to help add contrast and depth to your overall look.

Combine a silk shirt with some faux-fur and mock-croc boots. Or a leather skirt with a mohair sweater.

Play around with different shades of the same colour

This will help your outfit from looking too one dimensional. Don’t be afraid of playing around with various tones, shades or tints of the same colour.

A head-to-toe beige look can be broken up with varying shades of toffee or camel or cream.

Break up your look with accessories

Accessories will help to add to the overall look of your outfit and ones in a contrasting colour are perfect for breaking up a monochromatic look.

Tailoring is your friend

If you’re unsure how to embrace this trend, an easy way to do it is with tailoring. Think a matching jacket and pants styled with a tee or sweater in a similar shade.

Play with layering and lengths

Add some interest and dimension to your monochrome outfit by playing around with different lengths.

You could layer a sweater over another one of the same hue or combine long and loose pants with short and drapey scarves or tops.

Backup your look with neutral

While the idea of tonal dressing is to wear the same colour, you don’t necessarily have to do that for the entire look. Counterbalance bolder colours with a neutral shade, like camel, grey or a simple white t-shirt.

This will add some subtle contrast to your look and pull it together.

Embrace metallic

Shimmering metallic shades are a great way to break up your monochrome outfit. A metallic bag or shiny boots are an easy option or you could go for a shimmery piece of clothing for a stunning overall look.

Here at we always promote fashion sustainability. Where possible, please exchange your clothing with others to increase their longevity which ensures they do not go towards landfill which is bad for the environment.

Always check out how and where your clothes, beauty products and accessories are made before purchase to ensure they are not only ethically produced but environmentally friendly.

We can all play our part and make the difference to working towards a better and cleaner fashion environment here in Ireland.


Your complete guide to mastering tonal dressing

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