If you are looking for an easy way to bring your wardrobe up to date then you just have to invest in some monochrome pieces.
The monochrome trend is evergreen – it comes back as a hot trend year after year. And why wouldn’t it? Black and white are wardrobe classics and are so chic and effortless when worn together.
If you are tightening the purse strings, invest in a few versatile pieces, that you can mix and match together to create a number of different looks – there is a style of monochrome that is suitable for any occasion.
Simple black and white, may not have enough zing for some, but lovers of all thing vibrant can add pops of colour to give their monochrome look a bit of edge – add some bold accessories in a contrasting colour or even a statement lip.
Valentine’s day is over, but so many out there are still sure have a hot date planned and will be wanting to look their best. You can’t go wrong with the classic sophistication of black and white – it is understated and sexy, and anyway, who said seduction had to be all about red, the supposed colour of love. Change things up a bit and keep his eyes on you with some marvellous monochrome.
Hot Date: 1) AX Paris Crochet Paisley Midi Dress, USC; 2) Pyramid Platforms, ASOS; 3) Snakeskin Trim Clutch, New Look; 4) Barry M Lip Paint in Pillar Box Red, Missguided; 5) Nails Inc Fibre Optic Nail Polish, ASOS; 6) Chain Drop Earrings, River Island.
Work Wear Chic
If you want to be the talk of the water cooler for all the right reasons and not for what you did at the Christmas party, get some great monochrome work wear pieces that will have the other girls green with envy. Pick some great separates that will work well with other pieces in your wardrobe, so you will get more wear out of them than just the office. Swap the accessories and add a pair of chandelier earrings for a day to night look.
Work Wear Chic: 1) Kara Geo Print Blouse, TM Levin; 2) Chlobi Studded Clear Panel Bag, Missguided; 3) Column Split Pencil Skirt, Miss Selfridge; 4) Leather Plaited Point Shoes, Next; 5) Knotted Cord and Chain Necklace, New Look.
The days are still so cold and grey – no one wants to dress up smart and chic every day. Some days you just want to get wrapped up warm and cosy and head to your nearest coffee shop, order the biggest cup of hot chocolate they have, find a comfy chair and settle down to read a good book for a few hours. Invest in a good pair of black jeans and they will be one of the hardest working members of your wardrobe that will last well.
Comfy Casual: 1) French Connection Tiffany Skin Tight Jean, House of Fraser; 2) Sneakers, H&M; 3) At Republic Eyelash Jumper, USC; 4) Jenson Fur Collar Biker Jacket, Topshop; 5) Mohair Cable Knit Bobble Hat, New Look.
Ladies Who Lunch
Every girl likes to get to get together with her friends and have a good gossip about all the latest news and there is no better way to do that than over a long lunch. But, they will be lying if they couldn’t admit that they were in secret competition were one another in the style stakes. Each one, although they would never admit it, want to be considered the stylish one of the group. You will improve your chances of being considered as the trendsetter of the group with an amazing monochrome ensemble.
Ladies Who Lunch: 1) Leaf Print Jacket and Trousers, Topshop; 2) Chiffon Top, H&M; 3) Raquelita Gold Detail Suede High Heels, Missguided; 4) Link Section Choker Necklace, Miss Selfridge; 5) Leather Oversized Clutch Bag, ASOS.
Every now and then we want to really let loose and jump around like a maniac to some music that makes us forget all the troubles in the world, even if it is just for a little while. Be the cool girl at the gig that all others are looking at when there is a break in the music with an edgy and daring monochrome look.
Cool Gig: 1) Dogtooth Print Playsuit by Jovonnista, Topshop; 2) Aberdeen Leather Biker Boots, ASOS; 3) ‘Strimling’ Cross Body Bag, Debenhams; 4) Faux Ostrich Waist Belt, ASOS; 5) Cord and Link Bracelet, Matalan; 6) Shearling PU Sleeve Coat, Internationle.