My Easy Styling Trick for Looking Chic to Death

Whenever I find myself zapped for outfit inspiration, I do one of two things. I either turn immediately to my wardrobe basics (I firmly believe everyone should own these 10 pieces), or I turn to one incredibly simple but incredibly chic styling trick that works like a charm. Tonal dressing—executing your outfit from head-to-toe in a singular color—is, to me, the easiest way to achieve a crazy-chic look.

Monochrome outfits are clearly nothing new. All-white remains a classic for summer, and all-black just seems right for about any occasion. But the monochrome outfits I'm getting inspired by at the moment nail the summer's bold color trend. Though you might not immediately think to dress in full shades of sunny yellow, bright red, or lime green, these cool tonal looks are about to change your mind. See how I styled my summertime monochrome fit, and let the rest of these looks inspire you to do the same.

I played around with pattern, pairing a whimsical tie-dye T-shirt with solid trousers and went for white sandals to freshen the whole thing up.
I played around with pattern, pairing a whimsical tie-dye T-shirt with solid trousers and went for white sandals to freshen the whole thing up.
Available in sizes XXS to L.
Available in sizes XXS to L.
Available in U.K. sizes 6 to 14.
Available in U.K. sizes 6 to 14.
The level of commitment to a color scheme here is unparalleled.
The level of commitment to a color scheme here is unparalleled.
Available in sizes XS to L.
Available in sizes XS to L.
Available in sizes 14 to 24.
Available in sizes 14 to 24.
The combination of knit and satin textures in this outfit makes it anything but boring.
The combination of knit and satin textures in this outfit makes it anything but boring.
Available in sizes 2 to 12.
Available in sizes 2 to 12.
Available in sizes XS to L.
Available in sizes XS to L.
Available in sizes 6 to 11.
Available in sizes 6 to 11.
Combine contrasting styles like a pair of utility pants with a flirty tie-front top.
Combine contrasting styles like a pair of utility pants with a flirty tie-front top.
Available in sizes 0 to 12.
Available in sizes 0 to 12.
Bag-dress coordination is next level.
Bag-dress coordination is next level.
Available in sizes 0 to 14.
Available in sizes 0 to 14.
Recreate this easy outfit ASAP.
Recreate this easy outfit ASAP.
Available in sizes XS to L.
Available in sizes XS to L.
Available in sizes 0 to 10.
Available in sizes 0 to 10.
Don't forget to match with unexpected accessories like a pair of ankle socks.
Don't forget to match with unexpected accessories like a pair of ankle socks.
Available in sizes XS to XL.
Available in sizes XS to XL.
Available in DK sizes 34 to 42.
Available in DK sizes 34 to 42.
If the idea of saturating your look in bright solid colors is a bit much, try matching the dominant colors in patterned pieces for a more subdued (but equally as stylish) approach.
If the idea of saturating your look in bright solid colors is a bit much, try matching the dominant colors in patterned pieces for a more subdued (but equally as stylish) approach.
Available in sizes 0 to 12.
Available in sizes 0 to 12.
Available in sizes 5.5 to 12.
Available in sizes 5.5 to 12.

Now you're ready to try out my super-simple styling trick.