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Three Ways to Wear a Monochromatic Outfit

It's shameful it took me so long to try the monochromatic trend. By worrying that an all-purple ensemble would remind people of Barney or that only Elizabeth Olsen could pull off a red top AND bottom, I was really missing out. I could have saved myself so many stressful mornings. And gotten so many more compliments.

Now that I've finally wised up and embraced the whole one-color thing, I'm making sure you learn from my mistakes. There's no reason to be scared by a head-to-toe hue—just follow my three easy tips in the slideshow below.

Try Color-blocking

You can also wear different shades within the same family. But you need to make sure they are on opposite ends of spectrum—otherwise it won't look deliberate. And to keep your outfit from looking too busy, don't do too many versions of the same color: two or three is ideal. Your shoes and bag need not be boring, but they definitely should be neutral.