Anushka Makar is a graduate from the University of Wollongong in Dubai, Fashion Enthusiast and Former Fashion Blogger at Eleganza Dubai
While we all love our bright colors and pastel hues, there’s something irresistibly chic about going black and white when you want an understated look. Monochrome has surely passed out its sixties connotations for good, as designers have given it a modern makeover with couture play and funky patterns. We all know how to style our basic monochrome striped t-shirt with jeans, but let us go beyond the basics and make you feel and look beautiful with these style tips on how to style your monochrome outfits from some street style inspiration.
Without a doubt, graphic stripes are the perfect way to style your monochrome. It surely is the trend everyone is talking about this season! For anyone who is a fashion rookie, graphic stripes can be super sized horizontal, vertical or diagonal stripes. Wearing stripes can be tricky; a helpful style tip to pull of this trend is to opt for vertical stripes, as they will make your body look slimmer and taller. Another tip to keep in mind, is to go bold this season to make a real statement with your stripes.
There is nothing more important than being comfortable in the summer. The perfect way to stay comfortable and look chic is to go for a sporty look. Get the minimalist out in you and pair your favorite basics and see what they can do. It might surprise you how versatile a few key pieces can be. The key to getting the perfect sporty look is to keep it simple with minimum accessories and make a statement. So just pull out a black dress from your wardrobe and pair it with your favorite white sneakers and you’re good to go!
The Work Look
We’re sure all of you can relate to the recurring question of ‘what to wear to work?’ How often do you find yourself running late and buried in a pile of clothing thinking you have nothing to wear at work because you are afraid that you’re going to look boring? We all have fluid blouses and tailored trousers that are our basics to work, however, this is most likely to look boring and dull. The one tip to keep in mind is to think out of the box and try to wear one key piece that can change your look from drab to fab. As we know, it is all in the detail!
Clash of Prints
It can be daunting to try the print on print trend that combines two or more patterns that can easily go wrong. We are here to tell you, you don’t need to have a stylist’s eye to pull off this tricky trend. The trick to this trend without messing up is to go monochrome! There is nothing easier than pairing monochrome prints. If you are too afraid and want to just test the waters, we suggest you pair a striped crop top with checkered pants for an ultra chic look. For all you fashion lovers willing to take the leap of faith, we suggest you go all out with funky prints and patterns; we are sure you will make eyes turn!
Pop that color
For all of you who love bright colors wonder if there is anything for you here; don’t worry we haven’t forgotten you all. The best part about wearing a monochrome ensemble is that it is easy to highlight any color. So another way to go about this look, is to add a third color to compliment your personality. You could go pastel for a more feminine look or a brighter neon color for a fun and quirky look.
The Classy Look
Whether you need to dazzle at a formal event or amaze everyone at a ball, there is nothing that will make you look as amazing as in a black or white gown. Traditionally both these colors are not considered a go-to hue for a celebration or special event as you’re suppose to look happy but black or white might not evoke that look. But we are here to tell you, don’t let wrong impressions get in your way of wearing a flattering color as you know how elegant and poised you can look in it! You obviously know how to pick a black or white gown but it can often be confusing how to accessorize this look. But don’t go for the clichéd look and pair your black gown with red heels. We have two style tips for you that can completely reform your look! We love the trend of going all white and suggest that instead of getting confused and combining different colors go for the minimalistic look, trust us it’s not going to look boring. Another way to go about styling your gown is to marry the two colors and give an edge to your look!