Summer Styling Session: Monochromatic Moments

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Summer is officially in full swing, evidenced by our overflowing social calendar. From backyard barbeques and park picnics to weddings and cocktail parties, our weekends are filling up quickly. That said, it’s time to start getting serious about planning our ensembles for each and every occasion. 

An ongoing trend that you can never go wrong with this summer is monochrome dressing. For the unfamiliar, it’s when you stick to one color palette from head to toe — and thus creating an ultra sleek and polished look that turns heads at social gatherings. Ahead, we’ve put together five monochrome outfit ideas to consider for all of your summer plans.

For Boozy Brunch

This practically goes without saying: Brunching is an event, and for that reason, it’s worth dressing up. Ahead of our next reservation, we’re reaching for the Cotton x Something Navy Cinched Top in Hot Pink and matching Maxi Skirt With Slits. Both are made of lightweight linen to keep you as cool as possible, so you can enjoy your eggs benedict and mimosas in comfort. For shoes, the Veronica Beard Analita Sandal Sandal in Hot Pink is the perfect match, as is the obsession-worthy Bottega Veneta Point Raffia & Leather Top Handle Bag.

For an Outdoor Dinner With Friends

Who says that a comfortable ‘fit can’t be chic? That’s precisely the case for our Silky Long Sleeve Cropped Top and pull-on Silky Wide Leg Pants, which we love in every color, but our team’s particularly obsessed with the summery shade of pale blue. The relaxed silhouette is the definition of effortlessly chic, and can easily be elevated with accessories, à la the Toral Knotted Heel in Celeste and the Mansur Gavriel Mini Cloud Clutch in Sky. Since it’s long-sleeve, this lovely ensemble is perfect for unexpectedly breezy summer nights.

For Date Night

Have a special night on your cal? Our Smocked Puff Shoulder Mini Dress, featuring a square neckline and romantic puff sleeves, lends itself to a variety of special evenings out, from a Broadway show to a nice dinner. For heels, we’ll slide into the Jeffrey Campbell Flux Sandal and grab Roger Vivier's Flower Crystal-Embellished Leather Clutch before we head out the door. As an extra finishing touch, accessorize with the Rendor Kit Hoops. You can't go wrong.

For a Work Event

In need of a sophisticated (yet chic) outfit for a special work event? Run, don’t walk to covet our delightful textured Cropped Tweed Frayed Hem Blazer and Wide Leg Pants, which are bound to garner so many compliments from coworkers and strangers alike. To complement the ivory hue, we have our eye on Staud's Frankie Ruched Leather Sandals along with the Marni Mini Paneled Leather Shoulder Bag. Rendor’s Lucia Earrings are a brilliant way to round out the look.

For a Wedding

Understated yet elevated, our Silky Essential Slip Dress is a must-have for special events like bridal showers, weddings, cocktail parties, you name it. The midi-length silhouette is anything but boring thanks to its low-key side slits and lovely tie-back detail. To take the look to the next level, we’d pair it with Bottega Veneta's Rubber Lido Heels in Pistachio, along with the Jill & Ally Colorblock Convertible Clutch in Lime.