Trend How-To: Monochrome


Black and white pieces are a wardrobe staple every girl should have. Classic tones are sophisticated, sharp and always in style.

This season it’s all about taking the classic black and white look to another level. Designers like Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors and Prada are keeping things interesting on the runway with monochromatic textures and patterns.

The contemporary take on black and white is achieved by pairing different patterned tops and bottoms – namely checkerboards and stripes. This trend is easy to play with because unlike colour blocking, black and white are best friends and are guaranteed to match any skin tone and hair colour.

Now that it’s approaching cooler months, it’s the perfect time to start prepping your winter wardrobe staples. Don’t be afraid to double up top and bottom with this look. If you do it wisely, you can pair a black and white striped pant with a textured black and white top, and vice versa. Here are some key pieces to add to your wardrobe this season…

Top row, left to right: Rachel Comey Lafon Boots $359.66 at, Agent Provocateur Bralet $202.00 at, Moschino Cheap and Chic Wrap Skirt$53.12 at

Bottom row, left to right: Josh Goot Black and White Shirt $197.50 at, 3.1 Phillip Lim 31 hour tote $840.00 at, Topshop Stripe Shift Dress $56.00 at




  • Reply SuperStylish Tuesday 9th April, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    I quite like this look, it’s a really bold statement!

  • Reply Claireo Thursday 14th March, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Love this look!

  • Reply Ian Sunday 10th March, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    I love the suit

  • Reply amanda6393 Thursday 7th March, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Not a big fan.

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Wednesday 6th March, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Black and white is amazing aand so classy

  • Reply AmberB Wednesday 6th March, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Love the Polka Dot Skirt

  • Reply anishano1 Wednesday 6th March, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Love how sophisticated this look can be.

  • ChloeArizona
    Reply ChloeArizona Wednesday 6th March, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    love the pants suit, very chic!

  • Reply BellaB Wednesday 6th March, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Some of those pieces are a bit overwhelming.

  • Reply vikki18 Wednesday 6th March, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    love these shoes!

  • Reply foxoduck Wednesday 6th March, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Hmm. Not for me…

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