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3 Non-cliché Ways To Work The Monochrome Trend Courtesy Stylish Celebrities

by Simi Kuriakose

Here's How To Work The Monochrome Trend That's Going Nowhere

If you’re among the many who isn’t fond of colour, the one trend that you can totally pay heed to is monochrome. Because come what may, black and white together will never go out of fashion. Not only is monochrome one of the easiest trends to pull off, it is also pretty classy. Just in case a dressed-down monochrome look is not what’s on your mind, you can totally play up the two hues so as to give you something sartorially edgier.

There were versions of this trend seen on the spring summer 2017 runway as well. A glimpse of Bridget Riley’s optical art worked on garments with frills and ruffles at Tome, modern bold stripes in non-colour for Caroline Herrera or even the zebra-striped skirt and sheer shirt combo at Topshop Unique, among others, made clear of the longevity of this trend. 


Tome, Carolina Herrera, Topshop Unique_How To Work Monochrome
Tome, Carolina Herrera, Topshop Unique

From office hours to when it’s partying real late, a casual outing or for that soirée, monochrome can be your go-to trend provided you steer clear from the usual suspects in styling and reach out for something more experimental. Looking for a hint or two on how to work the trend? Here’s a take from celebrities whose fresh take on monochrome keeps it seeming up-to-date. 

1. Olivia Palermo

The one style icon who can give a unique twist to the even the most mundane look is Olivia Palermo. Here, she’s layered a ruffled-and-tiered sleeve white top with a black coverall, convincing you that even a mechanical wear can be glammed up and stylised. Add to the look velvet loafers and a chic bag, and you’re good to go. 

 Olivia Palermo_How To Work Monochrome 

2. Kangana Ranaut

If you thought animal prints were far from being monochromatic, here’s Kangana proving otherwise. In a pantsuit from Dior’s Pre-Fall 16 (the designs created by Lucie Meier and Serge Ruffieux before maria Grazia Chiuri took lead), here’s a bold take to black and white by Kangana. I like that she’s accessorised her look with pointed metallic pumps; sleek ain’t it? 

Kangana Ranaut_How To Work Monochrome 

3. Suki Waterhouse

The most common pattern play, and also the easier of the lot, stripes are a must-try in monochrome. This look by Suki Waterhouse is such a leap in the fashion game. I love the vibe in this ensemble: tomboyish and feminine details at once. The striped Zimmerman tunic she’s worn has a plunging neckline with a scarf tie detail, and her oversized sleeves are cuffed just the right bit. Also, full marks for the addition of those grandpa glasses. 

Suki Waterhouse_How To Work Monochrome

 Pics: Instagram

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