The mono trend for summer will have all those colour phobic types out there breathing a sigh of relief. If you’re not one of those brave soles who loves to flash the fluro or parade your pastels, the easy option this season is plain old black and white.
You can work your monochrome in any manner of styles. From 60’s inspired geometrics to bold stripes or even colour blocking. Think old school Chanel for that perfect measure of style versus sass.
Try this Michael Kors stretch wool crepe dress for the perfect office appropriate piece, which has the added bonus of the magical powers of colour blocking. Yes, you can go and have that blow out girly lunch and eat real actual carbs by day, as all bloating issues will be ingeniously seemingly air brushed away by the clever panneling cut on this piece.
Maje’s striped woven mini embraces the massive stripe trend which is everywhere this year. This piece is pefect for anyone struggling with body issues like a pear shape. The vertical stripes on the top half of the mini will play up a slender upper body (which most of us cursed with a pear shape are lucky enough to have), whilst the chevron effect of the skirt gives you a slimline illusion that I, for one, am all over. Any help I can get to slim down my fat bits is a welcome addition to my wardrobe. I’m also loving the leather trim on this dress – very this season and next.
For the same effect but on a far more enticing budget, Topshop has come up trumps with this number.
If figure flattery is your raison d’etre this summer, you can’t go far wrong with a Missoni. These guys have been punting out beautiful wearable pieces for years. Whilst I’m not always taken with their colour ways, when it comes to monochrome, what’s not to love about this zig-zag crochet knit gown. It can work any number of events, from a spring benefit to a wedding when paired with metallic heels and a clutch. Or bring on the casual vibe by pairing with sparkly flip flops and a straw tote for an amble along the boardwalk or a stroll around the stores in The Hamptons.
If you fancy a bit more bling in your monochrome, try some embellishment in the form of swarovski crystals, like on these cute Giuseppe Zanotti slippers. The slipper shoe is big for fall too, so any investment now is a win win when it comes to these cuties.
You can also work the look with a clutch, like this oversized bag from Topshop.
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