Monochrome Colour Blocking

As the weather sprouts a cool change, settling into a new colour palette and new styles in a new season can be somewhat overwhelming.  A monochromatic colour blocking look is the easiest and best option to take as the first step into the changing season.  Given the decidedly slow pace of the ‘new normal’, even the most prominent fashion fans have succumbed to the allure of simplifying their wardrobe in this manner.


To help you master on- and off-duty style with ease, focus on this: two colours and three different shades.  The basic look to achieve this would be navy blue jeans, a sky-blue top, and royal blue shoes.  This reflects the same colour with three different shades – how to attain monochromatic colour blocking simply.


If you feel that the colour is overloaded or it’s getting too much, you add black or white for balance.  The variation in shades is very important because, with one colour, you can end up looking washed out.


Versatility, the keyword that is most important our current wardrobe landscape.  It is all about hardworking garments that can be worn with smart silhouettes enabling you to take off-duty looks for long walks come the weekend.


The Maxi Dress

The long and the short of it? An on-trend maxi dress is the easiest way to overhaul your everyday look this Autumn. This maxi shirt dress features contrast cuffed sleeves, patch pockets and a tiered gathered skirt, fitting seamlessly into the blocking effect without any styling.


Not just reserved for the evening, the clutch bag has become a daytime option, too, with added practicality.


THE LOOK: Camel Cotton Maxi Shirt $350.00, CUE; Stacey Heel $199.95, Weave Detail Sling $69.95, Seed Heritage.


The Back-Up

When it comes to deciding what will organically up your wardrobe game, when you can’t quite hit the ‘three colours and three different shades’ memo, bring out the classic jumpsuit. 


THE LOOK: Cotton Twill Jumpsuit $325, CUE; Leather Minimal Tote $229.95, Bonnie Heel $179.95, Seed Heritage.


Of course, when it comes to raising the sartorial bar on these looks, nothing can elevate it as quickly as a liberal helping of jewellery.


Christie Sutherland has quickly become renowned as one of Queensland’s fashion authorities. Hailing from South Africa, Christie started her career at Bauer Magazines and her eye for detail and hard work quickly saw her ascend to becoming the youngest ever Editor of Style Magazines. Presiding over innumerable photo shoots with international brands, photographers and models has lead Christie into an exciting new phase of her career a freelance professional, becoming fashion ambassador for Treasury Brisbane through to styling Ralph Lauren’s national season launches to name a few. Always the consummate professional Christie is at home hosting events, styling shoots and producing cutting edge content.