The effortless yet chic finish this trend gives oozes confidence and is the ultimate in power dressing perfection. We promise you can pull it off, and you can thank us for the compliments later!
Whilst tonal dressing feels very on-trend and boujie, it’s actually one of the easiest ways to look stylish and put together with minimal effort- especially if there’s a shade you always gravitate towards!
Tonal dressing, aka dressing from head to toe in one key colour or hue, made a splash onto Instagram in 2019 and has continued to inspire outfits galore this year too. Brown and lilac are the hero colours you’ve likely spotted online in recent months, but this trend works with every shade under the sun.
The effortless yet chic finish this trend gives oozes confidence and is the ultimate in power dressing perfection. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with where to start, mix up the textures of each piece, opt for varying hues of your colour of choice, and break up your colour blocking with accessories if needed! We promise you can pull it off, and you can thank us for the compliments later!
So tonal dressing is fairly new to me and something I don’t often think about when looking at my wardrobe in the morning but I can totally see how amazing it can look and how easy it must be when putting together an outfit so I think I need to do this more! I’ve gone for grey as it’s a tone I feel suits me and I’ve gone for a casual style!
Brown is having a big moment this autumn/winter and I’m really into it! It’s not a colour I have a lot of in my wardrobe but I’m definitely ready to jump on the trend because of its versatility and longevity in matching existing items in my wardrobe. I’ve gone for a mix of textures with this look, bringing in knit, faux leather and cotton to balance each piece with one another and create a simple, chic look. I’ve especially got my eye on the chunky boots which tick both practical and stylish boxes!
I feel like oatmeal and brown are having a real moment currently so I have centred my outfit around these beautiful shades. As it’s November and sigh another lockdown, I have gone for a super comfy but chic knitted co-ord, perfect for lazing around or wearing as a cute WFH number. I have paired it with an oversized wool coat (for that walk in the park duh) and some Veja trainers. No outfit is complete without a cute handbag and I am obsessed with this brown leather shoulder bag from ASOS.
I’m a stickler for ALL the beige, brown & & neutral tones, so much so that some of the local shops know me as the Spiced Honey lady (sounds like that should have a sexual anecdote for a backstory but it’s just the colour of my bedroom), so I think I accidentally practise the ritual of tonal dressing on a daily basis. Those warm earthy shades really speak to my soul, plus they lend themselves to this autumnal time of year. I’ve gone for 50 shades of beige from some of my favourite French brands, topped off with the Chelsea boots of my dreams from Jonak (firmly on my Christmas wish list).
GUYS, I can’t stop buying cream/white/oatmeal jumpers! I’m drawn to every single one I see, they’re so cosy and wintery, so obviously, the first tonal outfit I put together is of the same ilk! I’m calling this outfit; ‘chic zoom-Christmas party’ because it’s comfortable but classy, would look banging with a red lip and you can also wear it dressed down in the day with a turtleneck underneath and a mac. Basically just obsessed with this two-piece and want to buy it now.
I’m going to be honest, I don’t think I would pull off the tonal dressing look. So I just chose my favourite colour and ran with it. I brought these tights last winter and they are SO comfy. I like all these items individually but no idea if they’d look good all together (probably not) but maybe one day you’ll see me dressed head to toe tonal and say, ‘hey that girl must be feeling a little blue.’