When I walked out of my room tik-toking on my 5 inches ankle-straps, prepared to shoot in this outfit, a friend laughed hysterically and announced that I look like the branch of a tree. I scoffed a bit, and reminded myself that it is coming from someone who wears her jelly shoes and thinks they’re cool- so I moved on. This said friend obviously has her doubts about tonal dressing (she also called it monochrome dressing, but I’m going to forgive her this one time) – but I don’t. I’ve never had any qualms about being swathed in one color/tone from head-to-toe. By this, I don’t always mean black. I tried shades of green and olive this time because a) It’s a great color for Fall-Winter and b) My wardrobe is doused in varying shades of this very colour.
It helped that I’d picked up a few green-things from Ni Hao ( http://nihaofashions.com/ ) – aka this cropped satin bomber and this skirt with a slit higher than your standards. While I kept the silhouettes largely bodycon and fitted as per usual, I played around with proportion via puffy sleeves, a corseted waist and a midi length. One of the best outcomes of monotone dressing, according to me, is that it lengthens your body and creates a streamlined look. I would break up the entire look with metallic accessories and a black or beige handbag to avoid monotony.
And in the process if I do, in any case, end up looking like a Christmas tree, then so be it. ‘Tis the season afterall!
Skirt & jacket- Ni Hao
Top- Stalk Buy Love
Heels- Charles & Keith
Earrings and bracelets- Pipa Bella
Watch- Daniel Wellington
Sunglasses- Iconic Stores, Dubai
Photographed by Anand John Wesley at Vinceshe.in