The street style crowd had a serious Skittles moment this fashion week, as a rainbow of head-to-toe, block-coloured ensembles popped up on pavements across the globe. While beige was summer's shade of choice, this season, the tonal outfit trend exploded into Technicolour—expanding its oeuvre into everything from fire-engine red and vintage brown to pastel pink and rust orange. The one thing it does have in common with summer's muted looks, however, is the ability to make any outfit look soexpensive.
Thanks to a bit of fashion alchemy, the process of pairing separates from the same colour spectrum seems to pull a look together like nothing else. It offers the same unified finish that you see on the runways (designers were all over the tonal trend this season), and despite being the easiest thing to put together, it instantly looks well-thought-out and polished. Just think of it as the dream styling hack for sleepy weekday mornings.
The only thing to note here is that the trend works best with block-coloured, unpatterned pieces (clashing prints is a whole other matter). Also, the closer you can get the shade to match, the better. So what colour will you champion? Scroll down to see our favourite head-to-toe tonal outfits, and then shop the looks.
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