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A LESSON IN MONOCHROME DRESSING FROM STYLE ICON DEBBIE HARRY

Monochrome dressing seems like it would be the easiest thing ever: Throw on a top and bottom of same color. Done and done. But anyone who has ever tried to work black on black on black knows that not all black threads yield the same saturation–and effect that can make the otherwise clean look seem sloppy. And as this writer learned in grade school, going for all-over color in a bright shade–say yellow–can give off a vibe that’s anything but monochrome cool. Trust, I looked like Big Bird.

So to do monochrome like a cool girl, we’re looking to ultimate cool chick Debbie Harry, who does it right by rocking all pink, save for a white graphic tee. It’s a trick that not only keeps her from looking like a bottle of pepto, but that has held up decades later.

For our part, we cut the repetition of an all-black outfit by throwing metallic silver skirt into the mix (along with a streak of silver for the eyelid). Because monochrome should be anything but monotonous.

Super Ciccio Glasses, $169

Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow, $32

Nars Satin Lipstick in Honolulu Honey, $28

Yo Yo Melody Silver PU Asymmetrical Hem Mini Skirt, $17.50

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Classic, $55

Yoins Black Turtleneck Chunky Oversized Knit Jumper,$25.95

 

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