Fashion: How to wear... monochrome
How to Wear ...
Published 16/02/2014 | 02:30
Fashion is having a mono-moment after the classic colour pairing was given a makeover for 2014.
Whether using stark geometrics, abstract black and white prints or simply pairing one piece with another, designers have cast off any lingering retro connotations with a modernist approach.
Victoria Beckham took a step away from dresses that cling to the body and created a collection with fluid lines, structured shapes and boy-meets-girl tailoring (in the form of full cropped pants no less). Clever use of frills, ruffles and pleated hems added feminine touches for die-hard fans.
Even Missoni, which is renowned for its colourful global traveller patterns, embraced monochrome.
Personally, I think the easiest way to approach this trend is to keep it simple. It's a classic colourway, so go for a contemporary approach with tailored lines and a pared-down aesthetic. Entirely monochrome outfits always feel a little Parisian and ever-so sophisticated.
Still struggling as to where to begin? Start with a textured white mohair knit and style with a sleek pair of black cropped trousers, a black court heel and a leather biker jacket.