It’s been a very colourful season. But if you’re suffering from rainbow-induced fashion fatigue, how about rekindling your relationship with a decidedly less eyepopping pairing?
Monochrome is having something of a moment in celebrity circles right now, and whether or not it’s got more to do with trans-seasonal wardrobe dilemmas than colour-clash overload, seeing the world in black and white makes for a refreshing change of focus.
But while this timeless combination is one of the simplest style formulas, this
summer’s monochrome mash-up is far from predictable, or, dare we say it, dull. The key colour palette of summer’s effortlessly elegant Armani catwalk, black and whites make for super-slick, hotweather cool.
And whether you go bold and graphic or pared down and minimalist, rest assured
that this is one fashion look that’s virtually impossible to get wrong.
Style notes: How to wear monochrome
Mixing prints is a huge trend, and is virtually impossible to get wrong in a monochrome palette. Stick with similar sized patterns for the sharpest look.
Spots, stripes and checks are classics, but monochrome florals, photoprints and
digital patterns look super-fresh and modern.
Avoid looking like a waitress by not choosing a plain white shirt and black bottom half, and accessorise with tonal pieces to add edge to a basic look.
One single pop of colour looks awesome with a monochrome outfit. Red is a
given, but orange, pink and turquoise look particularly dazzling.
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