The Easy Styling Trick Every Celebrity Uses When They Want to Look Elegant

As we find ourselves sandwiched between fashion month and awards season, demands on A-listers to look their best are at an all-time high. Between red carpet events, front-row appearances and maintaining up-to-date off-duty style, celebrity stylists certainly have their work cut out for them. Amidst the maelstrom, I've noticed that celebrities are relying on a simple dressing hack to get them through their back-to-back appearances in one stylish piece. Whether attending one of the biggest premieres of their career or rushing between fashion events, some of our favourite stylish stars have been using the monotone styling trick to finesse their most recent looks.

Zendaya styles a monochrome look

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Take Zendaya at a recent red carpet event in London. She fell back on the timeless styling trick, stepping out in a head-to-toe aubergine outfit. Creating a cohesive and streamlined silhouette, the actress utilised deep purple layers to achieve her monotone look. Indulging in a rich colour palette, her tonal layering achieved a visually striking ensemble whilst forgoing the complication of working with multiple colours. Creating a similarly striking look, model Elsa Hosk also recently employed the fuss-free styling trick to elevate an evening outfit. Matching her dress to her jacket, bag and shoes, the model stepped out in an entirely brown outfit as she headed to dinner.

Elsa Hosk wears a monochrome outfit

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Although these outfits look expertly curated, monotone dressing relies on only one shade and few accessories, so it's something we can easily copy ourselves, and I'll be using it as a surefire way to make my looks appear well put-together.

Fancy giving it a go too? Read on to shop the pieces that will help re-create these looks from Zendaya and Hosk.



News Writer

Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Previously freelance commerce writer at British Vogue, Natalie’s experience spans journalistic and styling roles, which have seen her work on shoots for publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK and write for publications including British Vogue and Conde Nast Traveller. With an interest in uncovering the latest fashion trends, Natalie takes a leading role in identifying news and trends for Who What Wear UK, with a particular focus on celebrity style and emerging fashion trends.