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Image / Fashion

How To Make Monochrome Look Modern


by Marie Kelly
13th Jun 2016
How To Make Monochrome Look Modern

GO GRAPHIC to add interest to your look. The mix of checks and stripes worn by this Parisian style-setter’doesn’t overwhelm because the palette is so pared back. Denim is a great foil for any experimental prints or colours you want to play with.

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MONOCHROME can look austere, but incorporating lace softens the overall feel. The structured shape of this stunning top prevents any unwanted bridal associations too. The attention to detail shown in this fashion savvy woman’s choice of accessories completes the look to perfection.

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A POP OF COLOUR can?break up a?black and white motif nicely, while a whimsical logo is a great way of adding personality to your look. Both will prevent your outfit from becoming too safe.

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TEXTURE in the form of tassels and fringing adds depth and interest to a two-tone outfit. These oversized, textured earrings?offer an unexpected element and demonstrate the wearer’s complete?confidence in her look.

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Love this look? Here are five more monochromatic outfits?to admire.

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Simple but utterly sophisticated.

 

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Metallic finishes add extra interest to this chic sweater and skirt pairing.

 

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A fashion-forward silhouette is more wearable in monochrome.

 

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Texture and shape are so important when wearing monochrome. This outfit incorporates both beautifully.

 

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Traditional black-and-white suiting is thrown on its head with cut-out detailing and alternative footwear.

 

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Formal houndstooth is reimagined when worn with a pair of casual white trainers.

 

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A conservative white shirt is given a fresh look with kick-ass buckled boots.

 

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Sometimes keeping it simple is the chicest option.

For your complete guide to a chic summer wardrobe, check out the current issue of IMAGE Magazine, on sale now.

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