Black and white monochrome was my favorite trend from last year´s spring. I was glad that it continued to impress for two more seasons and guess what? It still lingers this spring. But there´s just too many ways you could rework the same monochrome pieces! Are you bored yet? If you are, then take a cue from the runway – Burberry, Alice and Olivia and Balmain – and apply these six cute ways to update your last season´s mono look.
1. Layer a Monochrome Dot Dress with a Gray Coat
Break the sameness of your dotted mini dress by adding another color that complements. Spring can still be breezy so a gray coat is just perfect to layer over your dress. Note that daisy print dresses are big this season, so adding a light neutral hue to your daisy dress is just as flattering.
2. Wear Your Monochrome with Bright Shoes
We now know that gray blends well with black and white but the result is even more chic if you add a hint of bright colors through your shoes and probably, your bag. Vivid colors never fail to inject freshness to an otherwise serious ensemble.
3. Team It with a Bright Patterned Top
If you want to try pattern clash but not sure of how to do it right, start with a black and white print to partner with a bright one. As seen here on Burberry´s runway look, black/white stripe midi skirt looks stunning with red dot on white shirt.
4. Amp Up a Dotted Mono Skirt with Light Hue Sweater
Monochrome with gray projects a powerful, grown up look. But for days when you´re on the mood to freshen up and embrace your youth, go for light hue sweaters. Pale green, mint, blush and light yellow are spring colors to enjoy this season.
5. Work a Mono Top with Leather
Two weeks back I featured the new ways to wear leather. Apparently, teaming a monochrome jacket with a leather skirt should join the list. Finishing the look with killer booties will make for a really chic street outfit. I love the silhouette of this leather trumpet skirt.
6. Throw a Mono Cardigan on a Solid Neutral Dress
You must be familiar with the challenge of finding the perfect cardigan or bolero to cover your shoulders if you´re rocking a sexy sleeveless solid dress. But layering a plain solid cardigan on a solid dress is just plain blah. Yet, if you don´t want to take the attention from your dress, you´d rather skip the colored cardigans. This when the black and white mono cardi would do the job. Spot on!
Now over to you, girls. How do you update your fave black and white monochrome pieces to make them up-to-date for spring?