How Add Warmth Into The Monochrome Trend This Winter
Posted on July 07 2015
This winter, you can expect your favorite color combination to come back into play as the monochrome steals the runways and our fashionable heart strings once again. The black and white style was originally a fashion hit in the 60's but it's definitely reintroduced itself as one of the most influential fashion trends today. The monochrome fashion statement is one of the easiest ways to pull off a flawless ensemble that is both flattering, feminine and edgy. With these must have winter monochrome items, you can quickly take your simple outfit and turn it into a chic masterpiece, or take your wardrobe from day to night in a matter of seconds.
Be Daring in Dots
Just like the 60's era in which the monochrome trend initially made it's debut, big, daring dots are also back to make a statement. Incorporate some dotted patterns into your wardrobe and let the geometrics elegantly contrast black and white style that will turn up the heat during this chilly season. Polka dots are a perennial fashion favourite and can easily be added into your current outfits to revamp the entire appeal. Just grab a black blouse with large white dots spotted all around, or a white pencil skirt that makes the daring dots much smaller and darker, and let the monochrome magic begin.
Clash with Colours and Accessories
The easiest way to get some monochrome love into your wardrobe is to take full advantage of your accessories. After all, fashion doesn't only pertain to the clothing that you're wearing, right ladies? Opt for some clashing colours and accessories by adding a white belt to an all-black attire, and slinging a vibrant red white purse over your shoulder to complete the look. You can also add similar contrasts by putting your best foot forward with a stunning pump or a wild pair of zebra print flats that show just how fierce the black and white colour choice can be. Scarves are another feminine way to add the spark of clash into your close as well. Accessories are a girl's best friend.
Add in Crisp Collars
When it comes to picking a monochrome blouse for this winter season, let the crisp lines of the collars provide the black and white contrast. Silk cuts are super chic for the daytime, but can be a little chilly, so be sure to layer on your classic black blazer! When it's time to head from the boardroom to the bar, trade in the silk monochrome blouse for a sheer style that adds the sex appeal desired, without taking away from your chic, fashion forward style. The ultimate blouses of the monochrome season are tie blouses. Now, that is where its at!
Dress It Up
With the chillier days quickly arriving, sometimes it can seem impossible to wear anything other than your thick, round neck knits - which are also one of this season's favourite fashion trend. However, you can easily add some warmth into your wardrobe (and spice into your step) with tunic and sweater dresses. Tunics tend to be a little less thick and will still give you a bit of a breeze while you make the sidewalk your runway, and heavy knit sweater dresses are perfect for those days when the weather is chill to the bone. Emphasize the monochrome elements with sleek lines, geometric shapes and different fabrics to turn your chic look into a couture masterpiece.
Must Have Stripes
Speaking of sleek lines, stripes are also one of the must-have trends this Winter season, so why not combine them with monochromes and enter and entire new world of fashion forward style? Stripes are the 'it' design right now, giving you slimming, statement styles that can make the most ordinary of outfits appear super high fashion. Everything from wide stripes, thin stripes, horizontal and vertical stripes, checkers, minimal lines and tons of linear elements are all on point. So, you can truly play up this trend as much as you would like. Add in some striped shirts into your closet and pair them with everything from pencil skirts, shorts and even your best pair of skinny jeans, or pair your crisp collared blouses with a pair of black trousers and contrasting accessories that add a spark of colour. The options are endless.
Since the temperature is dropping, your wardrobe is going to need a little additional warmth, so don't forget to add the monochrome trend into your outerwear as well. The luxe athletic appeal is definitely a season favourite, and you'll see many of your most adored fashion brands on Xenia offering you all kinds of appeals that can take you from biker chic to an athletic style and right into a runway or red carpet look as well.
With a quick look at fashion brands on Xenia, you can instantly see how easy it is to incorporate the monochrome fashion trends into your wardrobe. All you really need is a pair of black trousers and a white shirt to get the look starter, but of course, the style tips and must have items mentioned are excellent ways to achieve your personal sense of style while also bringing it to the next level of fashion forward appeal. You are bound to be the best dressed in the city this season!