R&R Sophisticate: Decoding The Trends for Fall 10-Head To Toe Color

I've always held fast to the concept of not matching my clothes but striving to master the art of coordination. That's why when I think of how this season's monotone, head to toe color trend is going to play out, I just think of everyone walking around looking like crayons. However, if you try to mix up a few (emphasis on few) different shades of the same color I think you can pull off a very layered, coordinated look. Add some accessories like glittery necklaces or a sturdy belt in the same color family and I think this trend might not end up as blah as its first impression. Note: The Arden B dress comes self belted. Please feel free to replace the plastic-y black belt with the fabulous Halston one!

Plum Dress, Arden B, $49, www.ardenb.com

Violet Suede Belt, Halston, $94, www.bluefly.com

Textured Plum Tights, G by Guess, $10.50, www.gbyguess.com

Mesh Boots, Amiclubwear, $44.99, www.amiclubwear.com