Tonal dressing. Everyone seems to be doing it right now. Head to toe beige isn’t really my thing, though. The current Autumn colour palette means that it’s super easy to wear this trend without looking like a bore.
Look More Polished But Still Interesting
I’ve never been the type of gal to wear all black, that’s not really my type of tonal dressing. Warm neutrals are definitely more my thing. To look polished but still interesting go for a tonal look and then add a brighter/darker shade in the same colour family to pep it up a bit. For this outfit, I’ve gone for creams and tans while my striped sweater has a gorgeous burgundy stripe through it. The cord skirt is almost exactly the same shade as the stripe in the jumper, and my tan boots are a slightly warmer tan, too.
Even your accessories should be tonal – a pair of tan boots and a bag will make the outfit look even more polished. I even go as far as matching my lipstick to the tones I’m wearing, too.
Tonal Dressing – The Colour Matching Hack
If you sometimes struggle with which colours look good together, then tonal dressing is the hack for you. Especially this gorgeous beige/tan/burgandy palette that is so popular right now. I have so many outfits that I can mix and match in my wardrobe right now because they are all very similar tones. This work for any colour – greys, pinks, reds, greens. As long as they are the same tone the colours are going to look great together.
Tonal dressing is such an effortless look, too. A capsule wardrobe (I actually hate that term) filled with tonal items in shades that really suit you will mean that you’ll never feel like you’ve got nothing to wear. It is such a good feeling opening up your wardrobe and seeing so many outfit combinations. I’ve gone from purchasing outfits to choosing items of clothing that will go with so many other items I already own. You should totally try it out if you’re struggling with what to wear in the morning.
Images by Beth Parnaby