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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

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Cool lavender

 

Monochrome Lilac© Photo: Getty Images

 

 

Alice And Olivia Blazer

 

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

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Tomato red

 

Monochrome Red© Photo: Getty Images

 

Joseph Shirt

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

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Dirty saffron

 

Monochrome Yellow© Photo: Getty Images

 

 

Raey Skirt

 

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

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Barbie pink

Monochrome Pink© Photo: Getty Images
essential antwerp pink jacket

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

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Smoky black

 

Monochrome Black© Photo: Getty Images

 

 

Jacquemus Top

 

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

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Powdery blue

 

Karlie Kloss Blue© Photo: Getty Images

 

 

By Malene Birger Coat

 

Trullem wool coat, £760, By Malene Birger

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Shocking fuchsia

Anne Hathaway Valentino Pink© Photo: Getty Images
Valentino Platforms

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

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