Layer Different Shades of Blue to Build Richness
Create an outfit that's bold and rich through tonal layering. Also, sometimes called monochromatic dressing, tonal layering uses different shades and textures of the same colour throughout an outfit.
Mixing dark and light tones of the same hue is a powerful way to wield colour. As bold as it is, there's also a subtlety to wearing pieces of the same colour. No one piece stands out. The outfit as a whole commands attention.
Take, for example, a staple in every modern gentleman's wardrobe: the navy suit. It's great, but it's a staple in every gentleman's wardrobe. It takes a little extra to stand out in a navy suit. Sure, you can throw on any pocket square and tie, and you'll be perfectly respectable.
But put a small amount of thought and effort, and use tonal layering to bring out the blues throughout your whole outfit. Grab a light-blue dress shirt, a sky blue tie, and a French blue pocket square to look like the thoughtful and detail-oriented man that you are.