Monochromatic fashion and best pastel looks of 2016

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Ladies, if you fancy bold colors and your wardrobe is dappled with various shades of red, blue, green and other colors, we are afraid, this article is not for you. This one is all about subtlety and subdued sex appeal of the monochromatic and pastel colors, and we want to show you the crème de la crème of the current designer collections!

Whether you’ve already purchased some of those nude, powder pink or gray items, or are still contemplating what to add to your spring/summer wardrobe, read on to get great style ideas and images.

Cold grays and blues, monochrome fashion 2016

Tracy Reese, Fleamadonna

Monochromatic fashion is at the peak of its popularity currently, and almost every world renown designer embraced this trend by adding garments in subtle solid shades. We’ve prepared a selection of the most delicious and eye-catching monochromatic and pastel looks for you, so let’s review them in more details.

Monochrome fashion 2016, gray, pink pastels

Brunello Cucinelli , Emporio Armani

The key to a killer monochromatic style is the color, so let’s start with the trendiest three colors:

  • tender pink (especially muted powder shades) and peach
  • nude and all the beige, sand and cream shades
  • grays of all shades (earthy gray is the king here)

Color palette pastels

If yesterday you heard that bag and shoes of the same color is a No-No for a trendy lady, the game of a stylish monochromatic look is ONE TONE EVERYTHING. Of the three colors above, pink (1) is definitely the leader.

Pink coat by Yigal Azrouël

Yigal Azrouël

Pink coat and jumpsuit by Max Mara

Max Mara

Peach suits by Jason Wu, Joseph

Jason Wu, Joseph

Peach culottes by Stella McCartney, Max Mara

Stella McCartney, Max Mara

White and peach suits by Max Mara

Max Mara

Rose cardigan and skirt by Lyn Devon

Lyn Devon

BEWARE NUDE! Nude shades lie in the spectrum between pink and beige, and we wouldn’t recommend clothing yourself head to toe in this color. Make sure to signal that there is a person underneath all these accouterments by choosing either a bright accessory like a navy clutch, graphite suede shoes or wine-stained lips.

Suit in nude by Jason Wu

Jason Wu

Fashion outfits in nude by Bottega Veneta , Christian Siriano

Bottega Veneta , Christian Siriano

Suit and dress by Hellessy, Simone Rocha, collection 2016

Hellessy, Simone Rocha

Nude fashion 2016 by No. 21, Max Mara

No. 21, Max Mara

Spring/summer 2016 collection Balmain , Brandon Maxwell

Balmain , Brandon Maxwell

Beige and sand shades (2)  are a classical choice for the monochromatic look, especially if you go for a suede or cashmere. Let go of all your excuses and definitely add a winning cashmere or suede number in beige or camel color to your collection!

Trench coat and suit by The Row

The Row

Fashion outfits in nude by Tess Giberson, Balmain

Tess Giberson, Balmain

Spring/summer 2016 collection in pastels by Max Mara . Opening Ceremony

Max Mara . Opening Ceremony

Beige dresses S/S 2016 by Wes Gordon, Calvin Klein

Wes Gordon, Calvin Klein

Beige coats by Nina Ricci , Wes Gordon

Nina Ricci , Wes Gordon

Beige outfits S/S 2016 collection by monochrome-fashion-pastel-looks-2016

Nina Ricci , Ralph Lauren

Sand colored pant suit by Elie Tahari

Elie Tahari

Beige pant suits by Ralph Lauren. Loewe

Ralph Lauren. Loewe

Beige skirt suits by ICB, Ralph Lauren

ICB, Ralph Lauren

Max Mara shorts suit in beige 2016

Max Mara

Sand colored suits by Veronica Beard , Simone Rocha, collection 2016

Veronica Beard , Simone Rocha

Sand colored suits by Alberta Ferretti , ICB

Alberta Ferretti , ICB

Collection 2016 in nude by Balmain


Last but not least, (3) is gray in all its nuances (a nod to the much talked-about book and movie), with the most fashionable being earth and graphite shades.

Gray suits by Vanessa Seward, Ermanno Scervino

Vanessa Seward, Ermanno Scervino

Gray suits, collection 2016 by Norma Kamali . Joseph

Norma Kamali . Joseph

Tory Burch , Co gray dresses 2016

Tory Burch , Co

Tory Burch , Lela Rose outfits in gray 2016

Tory Burch , Lela Rose

Model rocks gray dress and jacket by Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli

We hope you enjoyed our picks from our favorite designer collections and understood that monochromatic looks are not very challenging. Be bold and feel free to experiment with various shades!

Suits in pink and beige by Joseph, Ermanno Scervino

Joseph, Ermanno Scervino

Coats and pant suit in creme by The Row

The Row

Tender pink suits by Theory


Gray monochrome pant suits by The Row, Jil Sander

The Row, Jil Sander

Bordo and green shorts suits by Tibi. Tracy Reese

Tibi. Tracy Reese

Pink and blue dresses by Max Mara , Fendi

Max Mara , Fendi

Lastly, we know it’s warm outside and right now you are more interested in light summer clothes, but couldn’t help showing you these incredible images from the Ralph Lauren autumn/winter 2016 collection. Which one do you prefer?


Ralph Lauren

Is there anyone here or you are already on the shopping sites already choosing your next outfit in powder nude? Come back soon, we’ll have a new review of the trendiest culottes of the season!

Have a great day and stay stylish with FWM!






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