If the first thought that comes to mind when we mention ‘monochrome’ or ‘black and white’ is “boring”, think again. Worn separately or together, black and white are such powerhouses. You don’t always need a plethora of rainbow colours to make a statement; rely instead on texture, print, and dimension to take your otherwise ‘boring’ black and white outfit to the next level.
With a few essential styling tips, you’ll find newfound confidence in rocking non-boring monochrome as a similar wardrobe statement to your usual bright and cheerful.
The Printed Midi
With equal effortlessness and elegance, the Printed Midi dress from Veronika Maine is the easiest way to pack a punch. Whether wearing it to work or on the weekend, paired with this season’s must-have chunky boot from Nine West, you’ll love being able to put together a stylish and comfortable outfit within minutes. If colour is still an essential part of your everyday routine, a bold red lip is a perfect addition that is historically a match made.
The Tweed Set
Tweed is everywhere this season; Blazers, skirts, coats and accessories! Stay on trend and in-season with a hint of Tweed in your winter wardrobe. Made famous by the ever-stylish Coco Chanel, who set the groundwork for what we have now come to recognize as THE jacket, it is a fabric recognizable to all. Tweed screams luxury and adds texture, our favourite way to play with the eye. The Tweed Blazer and Skirt by Cue, worn as a matching set for work or to that extra special dinner date, offers the perfect balance of sophistication and simplicity. With the ability to be dressed down as separates, think a simple jeans and tee look, now offering dimension and stimulating the need for ‘something special in an outfit. Similarly, wear the skirt with a slouchy knit (or a simple tee on those hotter winter days) and a sneaker, and you’ll be the best dressed this weekend.
Black and white, a cliche in winter? Perhaps. But monochrome can be everything but boring with a little bit of texture, a dash of print, and the right accessory to match, of course.