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Making A Statement With Less: Monochromatic Dressing

February 21st, 2017

A monochromatic outfit idea heavy on the navy

We get lots of questions about how to pair this with that, rules for matching colors and how to mix patterns. While those are good things to know and understand, it doesn’t have to be an everyday struggle.

In fact, if you are looking to make a statement, look no further than dispensing with the patterns and complementary colors and keeping everything in the same color family.

Here is one way to rock an all-navy look.



| WEARING | Ring Jacket coat, Uniqlo turtleneck, J.Crew pants, Beams Plus scarf, Piaget watch, Garrett Leight sunglasses, Shoes c/o Tommy Hilfiger | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

If you are new to monochromatic dressing, consider navy your gateway color. Chances are you already have a lot of it in your wardrobe and there are not many kinds of dark blue that don’t go together.

As an added bonus, navy is extremely versatile, acceptable in just about every social context and looks great on everyone.

A subtle pattern will give a monochromatic look a healthy dose of depth and interest. I need to give a shout out to my friends at Ring Jacket for making such an exceptional coat. A perfect mix of classic and modern and a real head-turner to boot.



Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style

Brian Sacawa

Brian Sacawa is the Founder of He Spoke Style and one of the original men’s style influencers. Since 2013, his goal has remained the same: to provide men the advice and inspiration they need to dress well, develop their personal style, and gain more confidence. Brian’s interest and passion for men’s style and luxury watches has led to his writing for The Robb Report, The Rake, and Sotheby’s and he has been quoted on menswear in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,, Brides Magazine, and the Huffington Post. He lives in the woods north of Baltimore with his wife, Robin, kitties Nick and Nora, and German Shepherd/Collie mix Charlie.

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