Posted by Paula Reeves

Monochrome as a colour combination that can often be overlooked, due to the simplicity of it. The truth is that the simplicity is what makes monochrome work so well. Through monochrome pieces it is possible to create a chic and stylish look that is both versatile and timeless. When styled just right, it is the chicest and easiest colour combination to pull off.

 

Work

Monochrome works brilliantly for a professional environment. Like strawberries and cream, monochrome and workwear attire makes for the perfect pairing. Creating a sleek, professional and stylish look, pairing black and white together doesn’t have to mean boring, but it does mean oozing style while maintaining a professional appearance.

Try teaming a pair of black wide leg high waist trousers with a crisp white shirt tucked in for workwear perfection. Add interest and a polished finish to your look with a statement necklace in monochrome tones.

 

Black Onyx and Fresh Water Pearl Bib Necklace

Black Oynx & Fresh Water Pearl Statement Necklace

 

Off-Duty

Perfect for a chic off-duty look, monochrome can take your laid back look from lazy to ultra stylish. We all like to be comfortable on our days off, but when for those who prioritize style over comfort the monochrome look strikes the perfect balance.

For chilled days in the city pair a black skater dress with a simple white T underneath and a pair of white lace up pumps. Finish off the look with a simple black bag. When all you intend to do all day is pop out for a coffee and relax in the park, black skinny jeans and a white T-shirt are all you need. Layer with a black leather jacket and cashmere scarf to add texture.

 

Black and Gold Calf Leather Shoulder Bag

Black & Gold Calf Leather Shoulder Bag

Add interest to your off-duty look with patterns and prints. We love the Black Leopard Print Silk and Merino Wool Scarf, which looks stunningly chic when teamed with a black cape and black skinny jeans.

 

Black Leopard Print Silk and Merino Wool Scarf

Black & White Leopard Print Silk & Merino Wool Scarf

 

Evening

Black and white always works beautifully for evening wear. Whether you’re heading into town for cocktails with the girls, our for dinner and drinks or heading to an event or function, you can rely on monochrome to create a stylish and sophisticated look.

For cocktails or dinner, consider a black pair of tailored high waisted trousers, teamed with a pair of nude strappy sandals and a white silk cami tucked in. Accessorize with a statement ring, black bag and a cashmere cape for getting to and from the bar. 

 

Black Cashmere Swagger Cape

Black Cashmere Cape

For events nothing works better than the little black dress. Consider an updated and on trend version, in a bodycon cut and midi length. Team with black heels and a black clutch, and add interest with jewellery.

Perfect for all occasions, monochrome is often a colour combination that is overlooked. With simple styling and a few key pieces, monochrome can look ultra stylish, chic and smart, ensuring you feel confident and ready to take on the day, whatever it may throw at you.

 

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