Tired of floral for spring? Me too.. And so is Meryl Streep
I still love a flower filled dress but there’s something chic about black and white on a sunny day. Rather than playing with colour you play with texture, which in some cases is so much more vibrant than a bright coloured dress.
Fuse formal and casual by pairing your black “textured”, or more like, frayed shorts with a semi-formal structured shirt. Which is basically my favourite dress code – half going to work formal and half ‘I should be on a beach’.
Other bits, which give the monochrome look a bit of character, are my ankle wrap flat shoes, long leather sling bag and dainty pieces of jewellery. All of which are livelier than flowers plastered across your body…
I’ve always found pointy shoes to be more formal. These particular ones have beaded detail that add a big of charm to an ordinary shoe. Perfect with a little black dress for a night out or a bohemian beaches summer look.
Top: Mr Price / Shorts: Cotton On / Shoes: Woolworths / Leather sling bag: Poetry / Jewellery: Dear Rae
If your favourite colour is, and always will be, black add small details like shoes with a bit of personality to give a black and white outfit some ‘colour’. Make monochrome fun with jewellery that stands out or compliments the look in a subtle way.
And don’t mistakenly wear a bright pink bra under a white top… Awks.