How To Style Black & White

Monochrome is just about my favourite M word...well after Mojito that is. Hah! Ok, I lie - they both have my equal and unconditional love. But when it comes to fashion, black and white form up the majority of my wardrobe and I always base my styling around the two.

When styling black and white the key is to avoid looking either too plain and non dimensional or garish. To soften the look, play with texture, details and soft silhouettes. Add splashes of lace, sheer paneling, hardware details, jewellery and flowy sillouettes to break it up and keep it interesting. Details such as a lace hem, a geometrical print or a crisp fabric provide dimension and make the look unique. Consider black and white denim, with distressed detailing or an uneven hem line or try out some linen, perforated textures or crisp cotton for interest. A softer white, or a beige, tones down the contrast and works well with tan accessories or gold jewellery, whereas a crisp white is perfect teamed with silver and navy.

What I Wore

I am living in these Wittner cut out boots now the weather has cooled down a little bit! These Sportsgirl shorts have been a wardrobe staple for a good year now and this Assembly Label top ticks all the boxes for me - it is comfortable, has a slight statement sleeve and a boxy cut which falls away from the bust to add ease and flow. My accessories lately have been all about simple, practical and clean so I am loving this Zara oversized tote, my Spell Designs crystal ring and these Quay sunglasses. A busy day calls for simple and less is more.

Boots: Wittner

Shorts: Sportsgirl

Shirt: Assembly Label

Bag: Zara

Sunglasses: Quay

Ring: Spell Designs Byron Bay

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