In keeping with the stand-out monochrome colour for AW13; one of the most anticipated come back trend that not only proves opposites attract but also one that never goes out of fashion: We witness many high fashion designers like Chanel, Alberta Ferretti & Christian Dior and their emphasis on this colour through this season’s catwalks.
The magic of monochrome has certainly influenced the celeb-land also, with the likes of Kelly Brooke, Kate Winslet and even the Royal Princess Kate Middleton being among those who favour monochrome fashion.
A well -known fashion fact: Black & white are the best two colours to create shape and size by ‘darkening’ areas that you don’t want to be seen as much and ‘lightening’ areas that you do, which means you are not only in control of your wardrobe but also of your shape –so no surprise then that monochrome is a popular trend with plus size/curvy women because of its figure-flattering features.
There is a monochrome style for every occasion; from casual, formal to evening events. Here are some great tips and ways for you to buy and wear into black and white this season:
For a casual look, go neutral & dress in the basic blacks, whites and greys. Our black cape is a good choice to embrace now that it is cold. But be sure to accessorise this look with statement accessories like this silver slinky necklace for a stylish touch.
Monochrome is also an effortless choice for smart, formal dressing, particularly with pinstripe; another huge trend this Autumn/Winter. Team a pinstripe shirt with black tailored trousers for a modern appeal. Ultimately, opt for a black shoulder bag for a practical yet chic style.
The quick and easy way to take your black and white look from day to evening is to keep your outfit simple and jazz it up with red lipstick to contrast with the simplicity of the outfit. And not to mention, add those all-important accessories to complete and complement your look; a bold bag or statement jewellery or both.