Outfit of the Week: Monochromatic Fashion versus Minimalist Style

Happy Monday! 

I noticed the weather is starting to shift yay! I don't even know anymore which season is my fav because I love a little bit of them all! Quick update: We are still house searching. This is taking much longer than I thought! I swear I thought it'd be easier and we would certainly have a home by now. Any advice for first time home buyers?

For today's topic, I decided to chat a little bit about Monochromatic and Minimalism. The monochromatic word is something that I didn't know myself until I literally looked it up! Then I had to look up Monochromatic looks on Pinterest to further understand what this means. The word Minimalist is pretty easy to understand, and I respect the fact that a minimalist look is defined by YOU! Which is why I decided to shed some light on what these means and the easiest way to pull it off! Plus, I wanna know.... is this look monochromatic, minimalist, or both? 

What is Monochromatic? 

By definition Monochromatic "refers to a single hue in a color palette that is expanded upon by adding two, three, or more shade or tints (variations in lightness and saturation) of that color, to create a more balanced look." (source

Monochromatic outfit

In other words, combining colors within that color scheme (whites, grey, blacks for instance are usually all in a color scheme) would be considered monochromatic. It seems easier said than done. Adding a pop of color would probably look nice, but it wouldn't necessarily be considered monochromatic. 

Minimalist Outfit

What is Minimalist Style? 

As per Sugar Mama. TV, "this means sticking to a limited colour palette; having a simple silhouette to your clothing" (source)

I really like her definition because it's right on point! But does having a simple and limited color palate mean your also styling a monochromatic look? Hmmm... 

Black and White Top
Minimalist style
Black and White outfit

After analyzing both of these definitions, I think it's safe to say that Monochromatic goes hand-in-hand with minimalism. If we go by SugarMamma's definition, it sounds as if in order to pull off a minimalist look, we need monochromatic styles in our closets. I certainly think it can go the other way around as well :) What are your thoughts? 

Now this photo is just for fun. It's neither Mono or Mini style... I just threw on a fun print coat ! (Total photo bomb with the guy in the back though! lol!) 

Print Coat

Shop the Look! 

Would love to hear your thoughts below! Enjoy the rest of the week! 

Vanessa In Dallas Blogger