Saudi-sisters Thana and Sakhaa of The Abduls packed a punch on Instagram this week in poppy red monochrome outfits. The London-based sibling duo behind the multi-brand e-commerce website Coded Nation both donned head-to-toe crimson ensembles. Thana opted for a fit-and-flare dress by British brand Alistair James paired with a suede a backpack, while Sakhaa evoked a preppy aesthetic in red high-waist Sonia Rykiel jeans and an Anine Bing biker jacket. She topped of her look with a Brigitte Bardot-inspired beret by Gucci.
Deviating from minimal territory, the monochrome trend in bold colors has gained traction amid designer collections. For Spring 2017, a plethora of saturated hues were interpreted by a pairing of separates in the same shade, as imagined by creative director Olivier Rousteing for Balmain . Meanwhile, Maison Rabih Kayrouz and Courrèges created head-to-toe silhouettes in striking tones of violet and yellow. Colorful monochrome ensembles were also a street style standout – designer Gilda Ambrosio and blogger Camille Charrière both showcased singular color ensembles with aplomb. The trick is to break up the palette with textures and contrasting shades; the beauty of this styling move is the elongating effect that it creates. Through long lines, monochrome instantly gives the illusion of height.
Ready to make a bold move? Take note of the street style examples that drive you to make a major sartorial impact, below.
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