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Monochrome outfit ideas to pin to your style board in 2023

Get inspired with our favourite single-hued looks

monochrome outfits
Orin Carlin
Content Writer
Updated: March 7, 2023
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For the chronically indecisive, one of this year's hottest colour trends will come as a shock to the system. Monochrome outfits are all about swerving the rainbow and staying true to one single hue and basing your entire outfit around that particular colour.

What is monochrome?

A monochromatic outfit is an ensemble that is focused around one singular colour. Often the word 'monochrome' is mistakenly thought to solely refer to black and white – likely because these two colours fall under the greyscale umbrella and so would suitably qualify.

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However, the trend is not limited to merely outfits compiled of black, white and grey shades, instead it applies to any colour of the rainbow.

Saturated brights have been dominating the runways recently, and legendary luxury house Valentino is one of the key players. Its instantly recognisable fuchsia pink shade has been worn head-to-toe by many famous faces, including the likes of Zendaya, Florence Pugh and Elsa Hosk.

Fashion Trends Red© Photo: Getty Images

Models for Bora Aksu, Eudon Choi and David Koma at London Fashion Week 

For AW23, the hue du jour has taken a fiery turn. Red was spalshed all over the runway at London Fashion Week and we're totally here for it.

"Move over cobalt blue there’s a new primary to get to grips with," explains Hello! Fashion's editor Jill Wanless. "Red suddenly feels really fresh again, especially worn head-to-toe. I loved this colour pop at Eudon Choi in the form of a silky dress, tights and mules as much as I appreciated the mini dress and go-go boots at David Koma."

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Hello! Fashion shares our favourite monochrome outfits to inspire your next look: 

Crisp white


Monochrome White© Photo: Getty Images



Other Stories Trousers


Wide press crease trousers, £85, & Other Stories


Cool lavender


Monochrome Lilac© Photo: Getty Images



Alice And Olivia Blazer


Alice + Olivia Yuriko shawl-collar boyfriend blazer, £495, Farfetch


Tomato red


Monochrome Red© Photo: Getty Images


Joseph Shirt

Joseph Silk crepe de chine shirt, £325, The Outnet


Dirty saffron


Monochrome Yellow© Photo: Getty Images



Raey Skirt


Raey Recycled tulle midi tutu skirt, £525, Matches Fashion


Barbie pink

Monochrome Pink© Photo: Getty Images
essential antwerp pink jacket

Essentiel Antwerp Dashing tweed jacket, £260, Feather & Stitch


Smoky black


Monochrome Black© Photo: Getty Images



Jacquemus Top


Jacquemus Baci cropped gathered organic cotton-jersey T-shirt, £175, Net-A-Porter


Powdery blue


Karlie Kloss Blue© Photo: Getty Images



By Malene Birger Coat


Trullem wool coat, £760, By Malene Birger


Shocking fuchsia

Anne Hathaway Valentino Pink© Photo: Getty Images
Valentino Platforms

Garavani Tan-Go patent leather platforms, £810, Valentino


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