The current monochrome era is constantly being revived through modern day bloggers & social media enthusiasts. The classic black and white recipe continues to strike a stunning silhouette. This timeless and chic combination is as effortless as it is iconic. Epitomised forever by the likes of Audrey Hepburn in our favourite breakfast movie and Marilyn Monroe in THAT dress, you simply cannot go wrong when opting for this monochromatic colour scheme.
For those who think black and white can border on boring, do I have some news for you! The possibilities are endless for this dynamic duo. Whether you style them separately or together, clever pairing and styling is your best friend. We have put together a few of our favourite combinations, a curated collection of products, and tips to get you inspired & dressing black and white in a jiffy.
Aim for a monochrome silhouette
Work on drawing the eye to one particular item of clothing or part of your body – we’ve heard this to be called the ‘party’ feature. Where do you want your party to be? Whilst some think that dressing in black is a cheat’s way of hiding problem areas or averting unwanted eyes, the opposite can be achieved through careful use of silhouettes and interesting styles. Try combining a black fluted midi skirt with a long sleeve white turtleneck and matching with an eye-catching pair of ankle boots or heels for an instant fierce look and confident feel. The fluted hem on the midi skirt will attract the attention of curious onlookers and will direct their line of sight straight to your favourite (and preferably comfortable) pair of heels…the party feature!
The classic white shirt
What about the classic white, over-sized, masculine fit shirt simply slipped over figure hugging black cigarette pants or skinny jeans? Team this with the perfect pair of sky-high black heels…Louboutin if you dare? That look is boring. Said no one ever! Add an oversized bag in your favourite shape & style and you are walk-out-the-door ready.
Transform your monochrome
Adding a pop of colour, a hit of leopard or a splash of denim, to your black and white concoction, can instantly transform your monochrome moment and take you on that coveted journey from desk to dinner! Try swapping out your lady boss black blazer for a stylish denim shirt, tied around the waist of your go-to white dress or adding a statement bag in this season’s latest colours. This makes for an easy switch from dedicated desk worker to well styled dinner date.
Tried and tested formula
The key to dressing in monochrome and saving yourself the embarrassment of being black and white and red all over, is to stick to the basics – the tried and tested formula. Stocking up your wardrobe on basics in these trusty hues is a necessity for any fashion conscious woman. These favourites will ensure that you always have a go-to piece on those days where, let’s face it, everything else in your life is just basically falling apart.
Let’s not beat around the bush – black and white is here to stay. I am more than happy for it to keep me warm at night for a little while longer. Vive le Monochrome and long may she reign!!