For the one-hundred-millionth time, monochromatic in fashion does not mean wearing black and white. It is black and white in photography terms but not in fashion terms. In fashion, to achieve a monochromatic look all the colors of your overall outfit should be of a single hue and best if in. The separates could be of different and/or similar textures but the SHADE must remain within the same color hue.
Bottomline, monochromatic dressing focuses on tonality as a framework for generating a unified whole. When a unified whole outfit is achieved, the look you get from the overlap of your separates will exude an energy that is subtle and peaceful yet powerful.
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