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On Trend | Tone on Tone

Advanced-level colour theory

It used to be that anyone who dressed themselves from head to toe in a single colour wound up on the worst dressed list. Just think of all the adventurous all-denim looks of the early 2000’s! Today however, working the tonal trend proves that you are a master of colour theory. The trick is to play with shade, texture, and clear lines.

Make the most out of soft tones

The trick to mastering the trend is choosing the right colour. Brash colours like bright green, fire red, or sky blue are a bit much, whereas on-trend muted colours such as burgundy, grey, navy blue, or dark denim are subtle and easy.
The softer tones prevent you from standing out like a sore thumb and deliver an air of sophistication. The rule goes: the more grown-up the colour palette, the better.

Those new to the tonal trend can start with non-colours such as nude or grey and then mix in different shades; add accessories in stone or light grey for a tonal look that always works.
For those more familiar with the trend, dare to wear brighter shades and either keep the colour pure or play delicately with tone. To keep the whole thing trendy, work with structure and material mix.

Structure creates contours

Coarse to fine, denim to knit, quilting to rib structure: play with different structures to give your tonal look an extra element of style. Creating a look with different lengths and layers also ensures that your figure and shape shine through.