If the rise of the boiler suit in womenswear was any indication that monochrome outfits would really blow up, then here we have it: at — or rather, outside — the Fall/Winter 2019 runway shows. And as far as styling tricks go, this one’s really kind of a no-brainer. Read: pick one hue and just roll with it. Whether it’s in classic hues such as camel or white, poppy shades like fuchsia or buttercup yellow, and of course, trendy neons, cue an instant lasting impression up close — and from afar. Taking it one step further by playing with different textures and prints optional, but recommended. See what we mean courtesy of the usual street style suspects, below.
#1: Some Like It Hot (Pink)
The key to not looking like a rave party gone wrong: layer, layer, layer. A simple blazer will do the trick, but better yet, opt for one with texture or, a teddy bear persuasion. While DJ and street style fixture Sita Abellan’s electric blue bob (image 2, above) gives her a leg up in effortless colour-blocking, a punchy purse works just as well.
#2: Non-Basic Neutrals
This is no secret by now — beige and brown tones are back big time, and we like to call it the Yeezy effect. The Spring/Summer 2019 runways were pretty much a love letter to the colour palette; taupe, tan, butterscotch, you name it.
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#3: Cheer Up, Buttercup
Oh, gen Z yellow. Just thank Boss, Max Mara, and Moschino to name but a few, that put out entire looks in this hue at the Spring/Summer 2019 shows. Mytheresa’s fashion buying director, Tiffany Hsu (image 1) has the right idea, bringing prints into the mix for that extra oomph.
#4: Uber Cool In Ultramarine Blue
One of most head-turning shades spotted on the Fall/Winter 2019 street style circuit — with prior glimpses of it at Dries Van Noten’s S/S ’19 menswear collection. In the hands of the ladies? Given the streetwise edge and kicked up a notch with sequin-drenched pants.
#5: Turn Heads With Fire Engine Red
As timeless — and versatile — a shade as the above mentioned beige parade. We say lean into it regardless of your style sensibilities, be it street, rock or chic.