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5 Ways to Wow in Monochrome

Trends may come and go but classic black and white is here to stay. This season’s monochrome takes a new direction with bold shapes, graphic prints and 60’s mod inspired styling, and we’ve got five simple ways to update your look and wow in monochrome.

1. Make it Mod
Look back to the swinging 60’s and embrace shift-style mini dresses with detailed trims and updated geo prints. A black A-line mini skirt paired back with a monochrome printed high neck tank is a great way to introduce some mod styling to your look and if it’s chilly, simply add some matte black opaque tights!

WAYNE COOPER Splash print contrast dress | COOPER ST Brink of Dawn Dress

2. The All Over Print
Step outside the square and get into some fresh new monochrome prints from head to toe. Whether it’s a jumpsuit or a twinset, opt for clean prints like this marbled style and avoid anything too fussy and busy. Simple geo-graphic prints are also on trend this season and look great worn together in looser, more over sized styles.

SEDUCE Omega jumpsuit available at selected stores | COOPER ST Ring master top & pant

3. Simple Accessories
Sometimes all you need is a few small accessories to update your look and this season we love a black felt fedora! A move on from last season’s over sized floppy felt hat, the fedora is the shape to covet this time around. Flattering on everyone, this hat will be your ultimate styling piece, instantly adding to any outfit. Just be sure to minimise your other accessories to avoid looking overdone.

MORGAN AND TAYLOR wool felt fedora

4. Simple Staples
The arrival of new season fashion is a great time to reassess which of your wardrobe staples need updating and there’s a good chance that some (if not most) of these are your black and white pieces, so make the most of the beautiful new monochrome stock and get yourself some great new high rotation pieces. A basic black slim leg pant is a must in any girls closet and we love this crop style, as showing a touch of skin around the ankle is not only great for elongating the leg but also ideal when worn with this season’s flat brogue or loafer.

all black suit

BASQUE zip detail coat | funnel neck jumper | skinny seam detail pant

5. Layer it loose
Neat layering is the way forward with oversized tailored styles designed to be worn together. Embrace the cropped top, as Autumn Winter calls for it to be layered over a crisp white shirt or simple long line tank. The cullotte remains the statement pant of the season and works back perfectly with these top layers to create an interesting new silhouette.

JAYSON BRUNDSON BLACK LABEL shirt with cropped coated overlay | black cullottes | Urban Soul Collection Devon loafers available at selected stores mid February

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