Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Make a Statement: How to Wear Monochrome

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From a plain white tee and skinny jeans combo to asymmetrical patterned dresses and bowler hats, if there’s one fail-safe outfit choice, - it’s monochrome! You only have to steal a glance at images of Audrey Hepburn’s iconic outfits in the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s to see that monochrome fashion is timeless. 

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Although the trend has been around for many years, we are still finding new and exciting ways to style our outfits the monochrome way, whether it be with leather sleeved jackets or colour blocking statement bags.

And as the impending change of season beckons, we thought it would be a fitting time to share some style inspiration on how to wear monochrome this A/W:

Image Sources: Fiorelli, House of Fraser, ASOS

Turn heads with art-deco inspired colour blocking. This look is a saving grace if you’re strapped for cash! Choose one item as the statement piece and style with plain accessories from your wardrobe for a head turning, effortlessly chic ensemble

Image Sources: Topshop, A Wear, OPI

Bring retro charm to the monochrome look with polka dots, indulge your quirky side with this wardrobe staple. Polka dots bring a sense of fun to the monochrome trend, but if you’re worried about resembling a Minnie Mouse doppelgänger simply embellish a plain outfit with a spotted hair accessory or nail varnish.

Image Sources: ASOS, Forever New, Fiorelli

Channel your inner Hepburn or Monroe with Hollywood glamour for the 21st century. To achieve the look, pair an embellished black dress with sling back heels and a gorgeous clutch, like the Fiorelli Pixie Clutch or stand out with a floor length dress, pearl necklace and satin gloves.

How do you wear monochrome? Show us your #FiorelliStyle on Twitter and Instagram @Fiorelli_Bags for the chance to be added to our style gallery.

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