You all know as much as I do how crazy we are for colour at NEAT. But sometimes you need to embrace the monochrome. The thing about monochrome is in order to keep it from being boring you need to focus on the details. Because the Devil is in the details, or God. At least one of them is, and you probably want to stay on the good side of both so just focus on the details ok.
Take for example this dress. It is all neutral colours with zero pattern, which could be a real snooze fest. But look a little closer, we’ve got a white denim front, a heather grey silk back, and a charcoal cotton turtleneck. You don’t even have to bust out your dickie for this one folks, it’s built in! The dress has a lot of texture which keeps it from feeling stale. It also has a really severe shape, basically it’s just a box, which is exactly the shape I am aiming for in my day to day life. That or an oblong blob, anything to avoid showing that I have a physical human body. If I could manage to look like a floating head that would achieve all of my fashion goals, and life goals really. And it would also be monochromatic at it’s most extreme. But I digress.
Now let’s look at the accessories. Again, neutral colours, or no colour at all in the case of the clear resin. But the bold shapes and varying sizes keep things interesting. Now add a pair of shit kickers and a chubby wool sock to give you some serious cankles and you are really making a case for the monochrome look.
Monochrome neutrals aren’t bad all of the time. But much like your sex life and your daily meal planning, you’ve got to think outside of the box to keep it interesting.
Happy mono chroming!
Photos by Kayla Browne from NEAT