Monochrome is fashion’s most sworn-on word and it’s inevitably seen on the runway season after season. However, we have taught ourselves in believing that bright colours are meant for summer and dark ones are reserved for winter. But rules are nothing if not broken and we are happy to help. If colour is not your calling this summer, then you ought to switch your style. Read on as we show you how to ace the monochrome trend without being goth. The best part? These look just as good when compared to pairing it up with blue denims or even bright-hued accessories.
WORK IT AS SEPARATES
‘Embrace minimalism’ is the mantra for this season. Monochrome separates not only look stylish but also imparts a sleek look. It can be styled in numerous ways and the list is exhaustingly long. We suggest you dig up your wardrobe for those high-waist shorts, skirts or even skorts that perfectly compliment a summer-white shirt or crop top. We are also looking at those black linen trousers which add comfort to your workwear ensemble. If you want something dramatic, cinch that waist with a statement belt when working a sleeveless white shirt and an asymmetrical skirt (check out Giovanna Battaglia’s look). Want something more casual? Team up a ruffled sleeve shirt with a pair of black trousers. You can also try Athiya’s look by going for a textured black skirt with a button-down work shirt. For final touches, style it with a pair of black flats or even white sneakers of your choice.
‘BACK TO SCHOOL’ WITH A PINAFORE
We take it ‘back to school’ with this one. Pinafore has recently emerged as the leader in the sartorial pack and we can’t stop emphasising about how much we love it. A midi black pinafore dress with white sneakers is all there is to power through this summer. If layering is your thing, add a plain white tee underneath this outfit (just like fashion’s darling Felicity Jones) and soak in the sun with all its kindness.
LAYER WITH A BLACK CAPE
Layering is for every season and nothing embodies casual and chic than a long black cape. It’s easy breezy to say the least and also all things comfort. Let’s call it the lazy person’s guide to dressing up because adding a cape can instantly transform any look. We have seen it on every street style expert, and we’ve got to tell you that it’s a foolproof styling tip. Style it like Anushka Sharma — try a black culotte and tee layered with a cape and complete the look with white sneakers. Or try a boho look like Shereen Sikka Bharwani of Love And Other Bugs by working a white slip dress with a long black cape. You can even layer a cape on a midi dress or a longline shirt and black leggings to master this trend.