By Dawn Wood
It’s safe to say that there are some fashion trends that just don’t cut it, or trends which may stick around for one season and one season only. On the other hand, there are certain trends that stand out and are so inspiring that designers re-invent their collections to include these directional trends. One of the most prominent trends which seem to recycle on the fashion radar is monochrome. Nothing says ‘chic’ like a classic meets modern take on the world’s favorite black and white combo. So why is this such a popular color choice that people choose for their outfits?
Monochrome can be Dressed Up or Down
So although the colors that make up monochrome are quite neutral when worn separately, black and white garments are still winners for day time wear at the office. On the other hand, when they are combined into say a graphic printed tee, Beetlejuice striped leggings or a multi-toned pencil skirt, the result is often a rather dressy affair. Whichever style is you, casual and evening monochrome is bang on-trend. Check out Le Reve’s black and white gems in the images below for ideas on how you can channel monochrome into an upmarket look that’s anything but ordinary…
Monochrome makes a Bold Statement
Timeless separates that make a statement not just throughout the summer, but every season will work in your favor as not only will you be able to look stylish day in day out, but you’ll also be able to pinch a dollar or two in the process.
Monochrome is Modern and Retro
If you’ve ever wondered why certain figures in the fashion industry prefer to wear lots of monochrome, this is because they have their own tastes in color combinations as well as their own ideas about fashion. The likes of burlesque star, Dita Von Teese, fashion blogger Ivania Carpio and iconic designer, Karl Lagerfeld are all primary examples of people who take the monochrome trend to the next level. Dita’s pin-up look is very retro while Ivania prefers a clean, contemporary aesthetic, and Karl is a blend of modern meets classic.
Monochrome Staples can be Complimented with Color
This bold trend works particularly well with contrasting accents of purple, red and more recently neon tones. If you’re new to wearing such out of the box colors and may not want to wear head to toe monochrome then try choosing accessories that incorporate both black and whites in addition to one of your favorite colors. For example, these Daisy color-block flats have hints of monochrome and lime green, making them a fantastic choice for summer.