This Is the Most Laid-Back Way to Do Monochrome Dressing

Monochrome dressing is the fashion-girl trick to instantly elevate any ensemble. Matching your top to your bottoms, and even your shoes, in coordinating shades of the same color immediately brings an outfit together. From the Kardashians to the Hadids, women of all stylistic persuasions have gotten behind this strategy. Dakota Johnson, who favors classic stylings but is always up for pushing the envelope, has recently demonstrated her mastery of everything monochrome.

Last week, while out in Los Angeles to celebrate her stylist, Kate Young, being named one of the most powerful stylists in Hollywood, Johnson pulled off a bold, head-to-toe red look—coordinating a fire-engine red suede top and bottoms with burgundy wedges and bright red nails. Later in the week, she took to the monochrome dressing strategy once more, this time going in a decidedly more casual direction in light-wash straight-leg jeans and a button-down in the same shade of blue.

Keep scrolling to see Dakota Johnson's laid-back take on monochrome dressing, and then keep scrolling to shop similar jean styles.




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