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Black, white chic all over!

Published Mar 13, 2016, 12:43 am IST
Updated Mar 13, 2016, 12:43 am IST
Monochrome is having a major fashion moment. Commit to minimalism as you play with prints, stripes and spots in the classic palette.
Olivia Palermo looks dapper in this  professional monochrome ensemble.
 Olivia Palermo looks dapper in this professional monochrome ensemble.

In a world that’s replete with shades of grey there is something so innately natural about black and white. It’s simple, it’s non fussy, it fits everything and appeals to everyone. That’s what we focus on today – the blacks, the whites and the black n’ white mix ‘em up ensembles.

Monochrome – the meaning might be dull and colourless according to the Oxford Dictionary but it is never monotonous in the fashion vocabulary. Most people have their  eternal love for  two colours — black & white. Black and white, considered to be the safest colours of all times for any occasion hardly ever ditches us. Monochrome is ever known to boost the personality of its wearer. Be it a day out or a night of clubbing, monochrome makes you truly stand out.


But, wearing your monochromatic shades right will make  you a true fashionista. Most of the time, women are seen pairing black bottoms with a black top. It’s no doubt, a safe choice but in such instances, the right choice of accessories is highly advisable. A simple pendant with a long chain or multi-hued stole can add an edge to your look.

Monochrome never runs out of style, but we need to get rid of some long held rules. If you are a fashion bug, I suggest you fill new bottles with the same juice! Just explore the shops nearby and customise your fashion sense. Add a popping dash of colour to lend your look some vigour and charisma.


Experiment with things already available in your closet, instead of spending more money. The main advantages of monochrome is that you can never go wrong with colour coordinating and it perfectly hides problem areas. Team a monochrome block print skirt with a black top and a simple scarf and you are as glamourous as Kajol in Dilwale. Just give your wardrobe a bit of a mix and get ready rock your out-of-the-box monochrome look.

Corporate craze
Here are a few style types to jazz up your regular office look.
* To add little drama to this monotonous look, try a high waist white classic palazzo with a black shirt, or vice versa. Finish the look with a black sling bag and boots.
* A black pencil skirt is a must-have in every wardrobe. But to make it more interesting, wear a white shirt with a black bow tie. To break the monotony slip your feet into a pair of nude or pastel pumps.
* You can also go entirely black and team your look with a white blazer. Opt for a well-fitted black jumpsuit with a white blazer.
* You can pair your black formal trouser with a black and white striped shirt with a Peter Pan collar.


A film maker, scriptwriter, stylist, marketer and dreamer, the writer indulges in the latest fashion, builds fashion brands like Breakbounce Streetwear and youth brands under Indus League.