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Turning Heads Linkup -Tonal Dressing -Take the EDS Reader’s Survey 2022


Tonal dressing is something I have admired on other ladies. I thought. Let’s do it! I wanted to work with pieces already in my closet to creat this tonal look with varying greens. What exactly is “tonal dressing”?

Tonal Dressing

Tonal dressing is dressing head to toe in multiple shades of the same hue. It may be “broken up” with neutral shoes as in my case, my black booties.

My cashmere sweater is an emerald green, (Moschino) lace midi skirt a darker pine green (ZARA) and bag a lighter pine green by Rebecca Minkoff.  Various shades of green that work to make this look interesting.

These are all older pieces from my closet. You can still buy the black croc booties from Dolce Vita, and at a great price!

Mixing Textures

How else does tonal dressing catch the eye? Mixing texture. I have taken a soft cashmere with fringe sweater and mixed it with lace and a quilted handbag. By mixing the textures, there will be added depth and contrast.

Vary the Hues

You don’t have to match exact shades. The idea is to vary the shades slightly, so there is more depth to the outfit. For example, with browns- chocolate, caramel, tan. Monochromatic looks are also considered tonal.


Try breaking up the look with a neutral accessory. My boots are the example. I wanted to continue the tonal look with my handbag but broke it up with the footwear. You could certainly do the opposite. If you had a pair of green boots/shoes within this tonal range, you would wear a neutral bag-

If you caught my look in Winter white, it would be one example of tonal dressing as well. READ POST HERE


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Some other Inspirations for Tonal Outfits

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Is tonal dressing something you would try? Tell me about it in the comments! 

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  • Neti
    Posted at 21:31h, 24 January Reply

    This Green look is just Fabulous on you Jess. And, the new blog page is fantastic!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:00h, 25 January Reply

      Thank you my friend! So glad you like the new blog look too! Took a bit 🙂

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 19:28h, 20 January Reply

    Such a pretty shade of green and I love how you are never afraid to play with different textures. The fringe and lace work so well together! I’m going to do your survey while I have a minute here to do so! 🙂


  • mummabstylish
    Posted at 14:32h, 20 January Reply

    You wear this so well, I adore this whole look on you Jess. Jacqui x

  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 17:58h, 19 January Reply

    These deep shades of green look amazing on you! I love the mix of textures, such a beautiful outfit!

    Emma xxx

  • Jodie
    Posted at 16:10h, 19 January Reply

    BTW, thanks so much for commenting on my scarf post. Over the holidays I updated my site to have a static page, so if you ever want to see my daily posts, I have a menu tab called daily posts!!

  • Lizzie
    Posted at 13:38h, 19 January Reply

    This outfit is gorgeous! You really know your best colors! I am a big fan of tonal dressing as well.


  • Michelle Churchman
    Posted at 10:22h, 19 January Reply

    Such a pretty outfit, Jess! You nailed it! I love this look.


  • The Grey Brunette
    Posted at 05:18h, 19 January Reply

    I love tonal dressing too! You look fabulous on those shades of green, Jess!
    Suzy xx

  • Gail Is This Mutton
    Posted at 01:50h, 19 January Reply

    I love tonal dressing- and you are a dream in green!

  • Anna Marcus
    Posted at 00:47h, 19 January Reply

    I like the way you style your tonal outfit Jess. The skirt is much darker then the top and it makes a nice contrast. Thank you for link-up

  • Lovely
    Posted at 22:34h, 18 January Reply

    This is such a beautiful look. The color looks great on you!

  • Ashley
    Posted at 22:06h, 18 January Reply

    Tonal outfits like this make me so happy- they’re just so satisfying and stylish. You look super chic here, babe! And thank for the feature- that’s so kind of you!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Jodie
    Posted at 20:13h, 18 January Reply

    This is such a beautiful look Jess. That skirt is beyond amazing. I should try this tonal dressing more. I tend to go with contrasts, but it’s so lovely.

  • Midlife and Beyond
    Posted at 16:29h, 18 January Reply

    I love the way you have styled the tones and different fabrics. The green cashmere sweater is stunniing with the lace skirt. Enjoy the rest of your week. xx

  • Nipa | Fashionipa
    Posted at 15:04h, 18 January Reply

    I’ve seen lot of tonal dressing in neutrals, but I love how you did it with color! Xo Nipa

  • Nicole Mölders
    Posted at 13:47h, 18 January Reply

    This all green outfit is so flattering on you. You look stunning. The lace skirt is so adorable. Great find.

  • Rosemary Davis
    Posted at 13:05h, 18 January Reply


    This tonal dressing in green looks fantastic on you!
    Thanks for hosting today❣️



  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 13:03h, 18 January Reply

    I love a good tonal ensemble, and as always, you look amazing in green!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 12:23h, 18 January Reply

    Wow so nice to be featured as the “most clicked” look from last week! I love monochromatic looks, they are always so chic. Love this look on you Jess, the green jacket is so cute and the color looks fab on you and the skirt is beautiful as well.

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 12:19h, 18 January Reply

    I love monochromatic outfits especially in rich jewel tones like this! These greens are absolutely brilliant on you, my friend! I would wear this outfit in a heartbeat. I am heading over to complete the survey now!


  • Graceful Rags
    Posted at 09:55h, 18 January Reply

    Such a pretty outfit! I love all these gorgeous shades of green. I’ve never heard it referred to as tonal dressing – is there a slight difference between that and monochromatic looks, or are they synonymous?

    Miles of smiles,


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:31h, 18 January Reply

      Hi Grace! Monochromatic looks fall under this umbrella of tonal dressing as well. I do think of tonal looks as slight variations on a shade .Thank you!

  • mireilleftm
    Posted at 09:21h, 18 January Reply

    I need to try more of this tone on tone outfits. It’s a fun way to get creative.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:30h, 18 January Reply

      It is ! And I just took pieces that were in my closet.

  • Di
    Posted at 08:54h, 18 January Reply

    This outfit turned out beautifully Jess, and I love that you shopped your closet for it! The shades and textures add a lot of interest, and the greens are so pretty on you! Thanks for the link up and have a good week!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:30h, 18 January Reply

      Thank you DI. The texture is what makes these outfits stand out, I think. Enjoy your week as well.

  • Sinziana
    Posted at 08:09h, 18 January Reply

    Tonal outfits looks so elegant. I think you can not go wrong with this type of outfits Jess.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:29h, 18 January Reply

      I’ve thought so too! Thank you Sinziana!

  • laurabambrick
    Posted at 07:47h, 18 January Reply

    I love the different textures in your tonal outfit! The similar colors really make the textures stand out. What a beautiful outfit on you!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:29h, 18 January Reply

      Thank you Laura, I wanted to try and put something together like this with clothes I owned 🙂

  • Pamela Graham
    Posted at 06:56h, 18 January Reply

    Beautiful collective range of shades Jess, although many people get into great difficulty trying to sort out warm from cool. But if it works for your eye just go with the flow!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:27h, 18 January Reply

      Hi Pamela! I know what you mean. I think warmer tones near my face certainly is better !

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 06:49h, 18 January Reply

    That cashmere sweater is beautiful! Well done, Jess!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:27h, 18 January Reply

      Thank you! It is one of my favorites and years old.

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 06:37h, 18 January Reply

    This tonal look is stunning on you! Green is your color!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:27h, 18 January Reply

      Thank you Jill, I have always loved shades of green.

  • Nancy s Fashion Style
    Posted at 06:10h, 18 January Reply

    I am totally in love with fringes! And what a gorgeous colours all together. I love to wear different shades of one color.

  • Vanity And Me Style
    Posted at 03:23h, 18 January Reply

    I’ve just completed your survey Jess. This is such a good idea. I might try editing one myself. Good to hear what your readers want xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:25h, 18 January Reply

      Thanks Laurie, yes I did this a few years ago and it is helpful

  • katie
    Posted at 02:17h, 18 January Reply

    Love how you styled these gorgeous shades of green! Thanks for the link up!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:57h, 18 January Reply

      Thank you Katie! I am going to try this more often.

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