How to master tonal dressing

Taking one colour and wearing it head-to-toe, is a sure fire way of nailing the key autumn/winter trend of tonal dressing. Taking-on this trend is very easy as you simply have to dive into your wardrobe, focus on one hue and mix and match your pieces. It's a great way of using items you already have, re-using old faves and it's ultimately a super chic way of dressing. 
The most important factor you need to take into consideration is making sure you wear a variety of fabrics and textures, to break up the monochromatic look. The shades don't need to be identical but in the same 'family'. You can also do this with any colour but testing the waters with your fave shade is probably the best place to start.


For this head to toe tonal look, I started with a trench coat that I was gifted a few months back as part of my on-going collaboration with M&S. A classic trench is one of those everlasting styles that will never date, and it's a wardrobe staple that I think looks fantastic on anyone.

I feel that all the pieces I'm wearing for this look are all very wearable, very easy to mix and match with other items in your wardrobe (I'm already dreaming of wearing that skirt with a black sparkly roll neck, and faux fur stole come party season!)

By mixing the soft camel cashmere knit with the slightly darker tan pleather midi skirt, you keep the look interesting, and the pleats mixed with the crisp cotton of the trench also add a different dimension to the outfit. The check on the lining of the coat is also a nice little addition, and I went all out with the print clashing by adding a sheer leopard print sock. I could have worn a nice brown brogue or even a knee-high boot with this look but we all know, I love a white shoe and these shoe boots as so chic, I've been living in them all autumn. To finish off the look, I added even more brown and even more textures! This faux leather and faux fur bag looks really expensive and holds SO much.

Photography by Bethany Elstone

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1. *Trench Coat | 2. *Faux Leather Pleated Skirt | 3. *Cashmere Knit | 4. *Faux Fur Bucket Bag | 5. *Wide Fit Heels | 6. Socks - Monki | 7. Heart Pendant - similar here

In my opinion, there is something very chic about wearing a tonal look. I feel that it instantly makes a person look very classy, it gives them a very well put together edge, and I know that when I wear a monochromatic look; I feel very confident and like I look like I've got my sh*t together - something I think we all strive for regularly! 

 *This post is written in partnership with M&S as part of an on going collaboration. 

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