Designers were all over the black and white colour blocking during London and Paris fashion week, where graphic prints dominated the runways. It is no doubt that the 1960s are responsible for this surge in simple black and white garments, with the high street and designers all paying homage to the iconic model, Twiggy.
Monochrome has been a favourite colour mixture for years, popping up during different seasons, but with a twist to suit the time of year, but why? Black and white suits every skin tone and either colour can be used on the top or bottom half of our body, cleverly sculpting and minimising any areas we wish to forget about. For example, a cute ditsy floral print on top will automatically give a slender frame the illusion of curves, while those with a more curvaceous figure could try a black peplum top to help balance out hips. Due to this monochrome is undoubtedly here to stay, lucky us!
We can all easily achieve the look by heading down to our beloved high street and snapping up a simple plain white tee, teamed with some black trousers, accessorised with a large helping of statement black and white jewels and bam, you’ve got it nailed! Plus to help the look stand out, you can play around with different textures and prints, including luxe silk shirts, pyjama printed trousers, block coloured pumps or a Chanel-esque bouclé jacket.
Various high street stores are all showcasing the trend, and Zara has plenty of tempting pieces for us to snap up now, including structured bags and dresses with clever waist-whittling panelling. While New Look has got a huge variety of monochrome jewellery to choose from, so our outfits can look extra chic.