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Black and white are starkly beautiful in their own right but together they are really strong. This also applies when they are paired in graphic prints, stripes, leaf or floral prints. Embroideries in these two colours also work great – a little boho, a little graphic. The separates are classic and simple enough in shape, making a perfect canvas for duotone designs. Forget a uniform colour: a monochrome print is totally now, whether on a loose-fit dress or a matching top and trousers. We go all the way: powerful, classy and stylish.
How do you wear it?
Make sure that your look really is black-and-white. Don’t mix with other colours or you risk looking messy and chaotic. Choose one bold print – stripes or a floral – and stick with it. Monochrome prints look best on simple garments with architectural lines so this trend is really suitable for the office. Beautiful, simple accessories make you look strong and confident. Want to soften it up a little? A rush shopper and a panama hat add nonchalance to a black-and-white outfit.
You already have a suit, of course, but one with a monochrome print makes a real statement. Team it with flat sandals and a white top with black embroidery. And if you love it too much to save it for the office, then you can pair the jacket or the trousers with all sorts of other separates. For example, wear the jacket with a gorgeous ankle-length skirt or a wide dress. Add an oversized sweater and sneakers to the skinny trousers. You can enjoy your suit every day of the week.