hether you call it black and white or give it the newest ‘it’ term, monochrome, the two tone trend has literally made the runway its captive. Already a season old, the trend continues to charm us with its ever-fresh appeal. And why not? Monochrome instantly adds edge to your personality. No longer restricted to formal wear, design houses of Christopher Kane, Christian Dior and Kenzo dropped a heavy dose of black and white in their Spring/Summer 2013 collections. Similar was the Autumn/Winter range of Marc Jacobs, Prada, Paul Smith and Diane Von Furstenberg.
We have said this before and will say it again, monochrome is here to stay.
Proponents of the monochrome trend are our fave celebrities like Johnny Depp and Kanye West, Imran Khan, Aamir Khaan and Shah Rukh Khan. Likewise Bollywood beauties like Karishma Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Neha Dhupia, Sonakshi Sinha, Prachi Desai, Diya Mirza, and Sonam Kapoor have been in strong favour of this uber cool trend.
You don’t need to pull out all your big guns to rock the trend! Wear it solo or add a touch of colour pop for contrast. Even without accessories, monochrome will only turn your look edgier! Yes, you read it right! The B&W combo, by itself, is enough to raise your style quotient.
Girls! To turn the trend fierce, colour your lips red (or pink, for this trend needs a pop of colour to liven it up) and pull all your hair back in a sleek ponytail. And feel free to go overboard with the trend by adding accessories in white and black. Remember, more is more in monochrome.
Breaking the monotony of monochrome is really easy. Bright coloured footwear or a pop colour bag are the trend’s favourite accessories.
For winters, wear the trend in layers. In summers do it in the unmatched white-shirt-black-trousers style. The options are countless! So don’t forget to add your personal style while you rock the monochrome trend.