This winter I have rather taken to tonal dressing. It’s not something I’ve had a particular interest in before – I tend to embrace coordinated clashing rather than all over colour cohesion – but lately I have found something soothing about being dressed all in the same shade.
There are two ways to tackle tonal dressing: dressing in different shades of the same colour or dressing head to toe all in the same hue. The path you take depends on what you have in your closet. In my experience, the creation of a winter tonal look is limited by the colour of your coats. Thankfully I have many a coloured coat on hand.
Here are four looks I pulled together from things already in my wardrobe.
Regal in Oxblood
Pretty in Pink
Verdant in Green
Burnt in Butter
Here are a few tips on tonal dressing:
- it is much easier to create a look that is made up of different shades of the same colour rather than all the same hue
- don’t be afraid to play with prints, they add a touch of fun
- play with different textures, metallics and plush velvets prevent things from getting too matchy matchy and a touch of polish