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September 11, 2015

Monocromatic Blues

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Remember when we were all young and care-free? When we wore the same colour from head to toe and loved being all matchy-matchy and we didn’t care what others thought? Good times… Eh?

Well, I’m here to tell you that you can still wear the same colour and not end up looking like a drunk baby (Think Telletubies). The secret is in the execution.

Monocromatic dressing is all about dressing in a single color, or different shades of the same color. It works great if you have a statement accessory of a different color that you want to stand out, as all the attention is drawn to that particular piece.

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It is actually super simple to execute and looks really chic. All you have to do is follow these two simple rules:

  1. If you are wearing similar hues, ensure that the textures of the pieces are different.
  2. ACCESORIZE!!! You need something that adds that ‘pop’ to your outfit!

For my outfit, I chose to go with different shades of blue… I wore Navy blue pants, a French blue sweater and a Periwinkle blue shirt. I have to admit, I’d never heard of a ‘Periwinkle Blue’ until I started doing my research on this post. Is it even a real? Sounds like a Harry Potter character if you ask me. What happened to the 7 colours on the rainbow? Hues are complicated and downright misleading.

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Remember rule number 2? No… Don’t scroll up! You need to pay attention. You won’t get this kind of advice anywhere else (Basks in shameless self-promotion.. hehe). Accessorize!

I chose to break the blue hues with brown accessories. I wore a leather strap MK watch. Yeah yeah, me and Michael Kors share initials, big deal. I wore my brown Hermes belt and completed the look with brown dress shoes.

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Oh! And my advice here is universal, so it applies to the ladies too. I’d love to know what y’all think about the Monocromatic trend in the comments section below!

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21 Comments

  • Reply Soila le Kariuqie

    I love the blue light and dark,so clean

    September 11, 2015 at 1:47 pm
  • Reply chege mundia

    Just incredible!

    September 11, 2015 at 4:46 pm
  • Reply Munira

    You pull it off effortlessly.. Fantastic!!

    September 11, 2015 at 8:57 pm
    • Reply The Dapper Brother

      Looks effortless,but trust me Munira, a lot of effort went into it!

      September 16, 2015 at 12:33 pm
  • Reply Eniwhere Fashion

    I love this mix of color. You are really elegant. I’m really happy when I meet mans who are interested in fashion. Kisses from Italy (and thank you for your visit),
    Eni

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Eniwhere Fashion Facebook

    September 12, 2015 at 12:35 am
    • Reply The Dapper Brother

      Thank you for your kind words Eni… Keep it here 🙂

      September 16, 2015 at 12:34 pm
  • Reply Merci

    Amazing!

    September 12, 2015 at 9:55 am
  • Reply Wonderland Clothing

    looking good!

    http://www.thewonderlanders.com

    September 12, 2015 at 3:09 pm
  • Reply Linda

    You look so good. I should introduce my brother to this blog:-)

    http://www.lindasworldofstyle.blogspot.com

    September 12, 2015 at 5:59 pm
  • Reply Milly Onyaye

    Awesome look!.. Really enjoyed reading this post!
    http://www.styledbymilly.com

    September 13, 2015 at 12:57 pm
  • Reply Edwin Mwangi

    Great work here,!!! Great work…. Now I know a men’s fashion blogger,
    And on that note, where can I get a that Hermes belt, and not at 10k?

    September 16, 2015 at 4:37 pm
  • Reply Chic And Legal

    This is so classy 🙂 looking good

    http://www.chicandlegal.com

    September 22, 2015 at 10:37 am
  • Reply Immaculate Wangari Maina

    loving that a man has a fashion blog, you look really good and i love the fact that you are the model. the official look that you have given us is timeless, good work! wangarigetscandid.wordpress.com

    November 24, 2015 at 11:10 am
  • Reply Wangari Kinyaniui

    Simplicity is perfection and added royalty

    December 6, 2015 at 3:52 am
  • Reply Lilian Okalo

    great work the dapper brother!i looove your sense of style

    January 30, 2016 at 7:56 am
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