If, like us, you one have eyes for the extreme ends of the colour spectrum, it’s time for your monochrome closet to take the lead! The monochromatic look is proving more popular by the second. With stars like Kristen Stewart and blogger moguls such as Leandra Medine of Man Repeller taking the look to the streets donning a minimalist vibe, it’s easy to see why the trend is making its way to every contemporary woman’s closet. Don’t get us wrong, we all love an oversized embellished sweater every now and again or those neon Nike sneakers that you justify wearing outside if the gym, but mostly, we live and breathe – black, white, grey, on repeat.
Not only is effortless elegance the new kitschy colour blocking, the monochrome look is one that’s easily adaptable to any body shape or size. From elongating your legs to bringing out your features, there’s really little leeway for dodgy fashion mishaps with this look. Most of the time, its oversized chic but when its not it can be the ‘all black everything’, don’t mess with me vibe, which we all need once in a while.
The key to the perfect monochrome outfit is textures, textures, textures. Adding layers of different fabrics in the same ensemble adds depth and dimension to your overall look. Mixing silk, cotton, lace, and even leather can you’re your outfit from boring to bombshell in no time. For this look, instead of colour blocking, you need to embrace style-blocking instead. Pairing a contemporary piece like our One Track Mind layered top with a classic pair of black cotton trousers, or leather leggings if you’re feeling particularly brave.. it can turn your outfit from washed out to #ootd-worthy!
For an ensemble that draws attention towards your face and torso, and away from the lower body, try wearing a brighter shade of the colour of your monochrome shade at the top, and slightly go darker as you move down. Try a fitted white top with a mid grey pair of classic trousers, and a dark grey pair of shoes for a look that slims down your thighs and shins and draws attention to your neck and face instead.
Alternately, if you want to shine the spotlight on your lean legs, it’s best to wear a loose blouse or draped jumper, coupled with fitted jeans and a classic pair of high-heeled shoes, as sported by Instagram influencer Kat Lebrasse in our Long Lost Lover T-shirt.
We’ve had enough of pop pieces and colour blocking; it’s time for us ladies to show our sophisticated side some love! At the end of the day, ladies who monochrome together, stay together.
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