A classic trend that is forever being reinvented, reimagined and restyled, monochrome dressing is one of fashion’s most enduring styles.
From Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady to Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City, stars of the silver screen have long favoured this timeless colour combo for its effortless appeal. But you certainly don’t need to be a Hollywood A-lister to pull off monochrome magic this spring.
Taking inspo from the decade it launched, iconic Australian womenswear retailer Cue delivers big sixties vibes this spring. Unapologetically bold monochrome stripes appear across mini skirts, blazers and shirts, channeling the swinging sixties in all its graphic glory.
Keen to rock monochrome stripes from head to toe but don’t want to look like you’re off to an Austin Powers themed costume party? Pair down your accessories to avoid looking too OTT. A neckerchief in a pretty pastel, like on-trend lilac, matched with a crisp white sneaker and a cross body bag, will ensure your #OOTD is just the right mix of retro and contemporary.
For office-appropriate monochrome dressing, Cue’s washed-out checks and monochrome florals are a must-have. Available across many style options, this sophisticated, modern twist on monochrome is perfect for a day at your desk followed by a night out with friends.
Over at Seed Forrest Chase, it’s easy to nail the black and white resort-ready look – and look red hot doing it! A refreshing change of pace to the floral prints we’ve come to associate with Spring, Seed’s Relaxed Hi-Lo Dress in black and Tie Up Shorts in crisp white are both great building blocks for Spring outfits. Wear them with simple accessories for a no-fuss ensemble, or style them up with a standout print like the Yayoi Kusama inspired Asymmetric Pleat Skirt, or the safari-ready Animal Sport Sweats.
You can even work monochrome into your activewear ensembles thanks to Lululemon’s Invigorate bra and Fast and Free leggings. Available in the eye-catching Polar Shift Inverse print, this matching monochrome set is just the thing for yoga, pilates or a run in the park. Once you’ve finished working up a sweat, throw on one of Lululemon’s many well-cut classic tees (in black or white, of course) over your sports bra to continue on to coffee with friends.
And let’s not forget about special occasion dressing. Spring is wedding season, which means every woman needs a fancy frock or two at her fingertips. Relaxed yet sophisticated, there’s a lot to love about the Palais Stripe Dress by Sass & Bide from Myer Forrest Chase. Wear it with the Sassasir flat sandals for a beach wedding or the Narolyn block heels for a more traditional affair. Both of these footwear styles, and many more, are available at Nine West Forrest Chase. Whether you’re dressing up for a soiree or keeping things casual, no outfit is complete without a signature fragrance. A fresh and invigorating scent, Byredo’s Sundazed EDP smells as good as its monochrome packaging looks! Shop this cult fragrance today at Mecca Forrest Chase.