There’s nothing more striking than a bold monochrome look. Using just black and white as the main palette for an outfit may sound a bit boring, but trust us, it’s a definite head-turner in the style stakes. The key with this look is not to over-do it and to use your accessories to style to perfection…
1. Do it the 60s Way
No where in fashion history can the monochrome look be more prevalent than in the 1960s. Think Twiggy and the Biba look that the counter-culture of that generation took as their style saviours.
The simples way to do monochrome is with a shift dress or a mini dress that incorporates both black and white. This might be a geometric pattern, popping polda-dot prints or clean lines. Houndstooth is a print synonymous with 60s style.
Pair with a nude lip, some eyeliner and a PVC, slightly heeled boot and you have the 60s look down to perfection.
2. Mix and Match
Keep things simple and don’t burn a hole in your purse. Buy staple pieces that you can mix and match into your monochrome look.
3. Go for Striking Print Trousers
There are so many monochrome options out there where trousers are concerned. Be brave and go for a striking print.
It could be a harlequin print, a polka dot or an elaborate print on a loose fitting trouser. Choose the shape that’s right for you, go wild on the print and opt for either a black or white top to pull the look together.
4. Choose Just One Colour
Don’t be afraid to wear an outfit that is all one colour. This look, if done right, is one of the strongest you can wear. An all-white gives the feel of old-style Hollywood glamour. Wear an all-white dress with a long white coat or jacket and style up with gold accessories for the starlet look.
Alternatively, pair a black trouser and top combination with a black boot and oversized blazer or leather jacket for a rock chick feel. Silver accessories will work well with this look and in both instances, a red lip.
5. Keep Accessories Bold
One way to wear the monochrome look is to style it with primary coloured accessories. This way, you off-set your outfit with bold detailing.