How to Style Tonal Looks

Today I wanted to switch things up with a fashion styling post- I’m in no way some sort of authority on what to pair with what, but I want to give this one a bash as I love wearing head-to-toe shades.

I’ve picked pink as an example as I know it can sometimes be a tricky colour. I used to avoid it at all costs because I thought it felt overly feminine, but now that it’s trickling onto the catwalks and pink is set to be one of the standout shades of the season, I’m really drawn to it.

tonal looks main

The trick to wearing all one colour is to pair varying textures together. Leather looks toughen the pink shade, while bubblegum stripes keep the look feminine (or also make you look like you work in an ice cream parlour, you decide!). Each separate doesn’t have to have an exact colour match either- you don’t need to overthink it, just throw it on and see how it looks!

tonal looks 1Pink Shirt: New Look
Pink Skirt: New Look

Adding subtle details to a look make it or break it for me. I love New Look’s low key embroidery on their candy striped shirt, and I’ve added further pink nods with my faux fur mules. I always like to add a hint of kookiness too, and for me it’s all about the cute (but impractical) bags. This milk carton one is from a sample sale, but Skinny Dip is your best friend for a quirky accessory. You can thank me later…

tonal looks 3Milk Bag: Skinny Dip (similar)
Fishnets: La Moda
Heeled Mules: Public Desire

Werk it gurl! If yo’ face don’t sell the look, then you’re not living it… Just kidding, I’m talking about beauty looks. I’ve been mucking around with Make Up Revolution’s palette’s lately and their Dia De Los Muertos Salvation Palette has some sumptuous pinks I’ve been using on my eyes. A matte rose as a base, with a metallic pink up to the brows before adding a hot pink under the waterline is my new favourite look- I really want to do a tutorial, but I’m such an amateur when it comes to beauty, I just chuck it on and hope for the best, you know? P.S. Don’t forget the highlighter…

tonal looks 2Palette: Make Up Revolution


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  1. Tara
    March 23, 2017 / 3:34 pm

    You look incredible!

    • lifewithmariaeva
      March 23, 2017 / 3:56 pm

      Thank you lovely lady!! x

  2. March 24, 2017 / 12:59 pm

    Milk carton purse, that’s awesome! 🙂 The key feature in this outfit, I think, even though everything else is lovely as well. 🙂 Not sure I will jump right into the pink thing but who knows, maybe I should finally follow the trends while they are still fresh 😀 just for fun. 😉

    • lifewithmariaeva
      March 26, 2017 / 6:56 pm

      I feel like I was so unsure of pink too, but adding a little bit in could make things fun 🙂 Thanks for reading Madara ! x

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