It’s safe to say that monochrome is back. From the catwalks of Marc Jacobs and Prada, to the rails in Topshop and Zara; this season the Fash Pack have gone crazy for the minimalist black and white look. Whether it’s the simple stripe, the two-tone panel or a geometric print, it would be hard for anyone to miss the mono-movement.
In seasons past, summer collections are usually filled to the brim with a myriad of pastels, florals and brights, but this year is the time to embrace the simplicity of black and white. Debunking the rules of no black in summer, this effortless trend is back with a vengeance.
Here at Aesthetic HQ, we’ve selected our favourite monochromatic picks from the High Street, ready for you in one convenient spot.
We recommend wearing your monochrome to the max, layering different prints and styles for an up-to-date but fuss free look. Monochrome looks great with a slick of red lipstick or a colour pop accessory, and the paneling is perfect for slimming your silhouette.
Shop our Monochrome Edit now:
(White and black leather drawstring bag, £195, Whistles;
Black and white stripe pencil skirt, £32, Topshop;
Black and white ‘flash’ print wedge, £80, Eley Kishimoto for Clarks;
Black and white raffia heel sandal, £149, Reiss;
Black and white collared shift dress, £80, Jaeger;
Black and white bead collar necklace, £12.50, Diva at Miss Selfridge;
Black and white patent stripe sandal, £140, Karen Millen;
Black and white floral print top, £18, BHS;
White jeans with black paneling, £250, Rag & Bone;
White faux leather dress with black paneling, £39.99, Zara;
Black and white triangle print shift dress, £45, ASOS;
Black and white geometric print shirt, £25, River Island;
Black and white stripe jeans, £48, Motel.)
Aisling Megan is Aesthetic’s very own flame haired stylist and associate fashion ed. When she’s not organising shoots for the mag, you will find her either in Westfield or in the fashion cupboards of other notable British publications. With a penchant for all things print, it’s hard to come by a patterned trouser she didn’t love – check out her ever-growing collection over at Fash-ling.com.