In this weekly feature, InStyle’s Senior Market Editor/Digital Correspondent Dana Avidan-Cohn shares tips and tricks on how to tackle the latest trends. Look for it on What’s Right Now every Friday and be sure to try out the trend yourself and tweet your look using #HowToWearIt.
Need help navigating this season’s color story? One of the simplest ways is to commit to one shade and create a monochromatic look. Head-to-toe color may sound overwhelming, but if you focus on the shades of the season (pastels and jewel tones), it quickly becomes very wearable. Whether you go with the soft blush neutrals of Ralph Lauren (below, left) or the bold emeralds at Stella McCartney (below, right) you can find a shade that suits you. In fact, you probably already have certain colors that you gravitate towards in your closet that can serve as the starting point.
Different textures work best, so look for solids in pony hair, suede, cashmere, and leather to add to the mix. These fabrics give matching colors a sort of variety. The hues, although close, don't need to be an exact match to work if they have texture. Stick to one or two matching accessories at most, anymore then that will be overkill. One thing is for sure, when wearing monochromatic all eyes will be on you, so make sure that your tailoring is on point and you can't miss.
Recreate Ralph Lauren's fall 2014 look: H&M cashmere sweater, $40, hm.com; DKNY pants, $355, net-a-porter.com; Ginette_ny diamond earrings, $250, shopbop.com; Whistles scarf, $95, whistles.com; Loeffler Randall pumps, $325, shopbop.com
Recreate Gucci's fall 2014 look (top, left): Trademark turtleneck sweater, $178, trade-mark.com; Elizabeth and James leather skirt, $895, matchesfashion.com; Marc Jacobs sunglasses, $325, shopbop.com; Madewell booties, $238, madewell.com
Recreate Reed Krakoff's fall 2014 look (top, right): J. Crew sweater, $98, jcrew.com; Sophie Hulme purse, $543, farfetch.com; Joodi Lim earrings, $78, matchesfashion.com; MSGM skirt, $415, farfetch.com; J. Crew booties, $258, jcrew.comPlus, follow Dana on Twitter (@InStyleDana) for more expert fashion advice and tweet at her anytime using #AskDana for a instant style advice!