The Chic Outfit Anyone Can Re-Create Right This Second

Maxine Eggenberger
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In fashion terms, when we use the word monochrome, it can mean two things: 1) dressing in one solid colour or 2) when black and white are paired together. Today, we're going to talk about the latter, which has made a comeback of late.

If you've already consulted our new-season trend report, you'll know that Chanel, Max Mara, Rosetta Getty, Jil Sander, and Prada, to name but a few, all presented black-and-white monochrome outfits on the S/S 21 runways. But why now?

Natalie Kingham, buying director at MatchesFashion, notes that this is the perfect backdrop to highlight bold accessories, another trend that's set to be big news this season. "Monochrome always works—anything black or white is a good investment, and you will always wear it," confirms Kingham. "Right now, it feels appropriate. It's also great for showing off all the hardware we're seeing everywhere and works very well with statement jewellery."

What we love most about monochrome outfits is that you can easily assemble such a look from basic items you already have in your wardrobe. From simple skirts to knitwear to trousers to blouses, we'd be amazed if you can't immediately style up a handful of monochrome ensembles from your existing wears.

Needless to say, monochrome's broad appeal means that many of Instagram's best dressers are already getting in on the black-and-white action. Scroll below to see our favourite monochrome outfits of spring so far. Then shop the key pieces you need to re-create them for yourself.

1. ABISOLA OMOLE'S T-SHIRT AND STATEMENT SKIRT

Shop the look:

Arket Heavy-Weight White T-Shirt (£35)

Caravana Saskun Fringed Cotton Wrap Skirt (£280)

Vince Nelda Croc Mules (£155)

2. DAWN TAN'S PRINTED TROUSERS AND KNITTED TANK

Shop the look:

Monki Cable-Knit Vest (£25)

Paloma Wool Puerto Trousers (£120)

Aeyde Katti Leather Mules (£225)

3. DÉBORA ROSA'S SLOUCHY TAILORING AND BRA TOP

Shop the look:

COS Boyfriend-Fit Blazer (£135)

Monki Ribbed Soft Bra (£15)

Remain Birger Christensen Angelina Woven Trousers (£190)

4. MONIKH DALE'S PRETTY DRESS AND CHUNKY BOOTS

Shop the look:

Cecilie Bahnsen Edwig Tie-Back Quilted Dress (£2475)

& Other Stories Croc Embossed Leather Shoulder Bag (£85)

COS Chunky Leather Boots (£180)

5. AMY LEFÉVRE'S CROPPED TROUSERS AND HIGH-NECK TOP

Shop the look:

Karen Millen Ribbed Funnel Neck Top (£59)

Joseph New Eliston Stretch-Trousers (£205)

Bottega Veneta The Spiral Wraparound Sandals (£870)

6. CAMILLE CHARRIÈRE'S MINISKIRT, JUMPER AND CALF BOOTS

Shop the look:

& Other Stories Cropped Mock Neck Sweater (£35)

Marcia Tchikiboum Skirt in Black (£226)

Sosandar Bailey Cream Leather Knee High Heeled Boot (£129)

7. TANDYA'S SWEETHEART TOP AND LEATHER TROUSERS

Shop the look:

Khaite Maddy Sweetheart-Neckline Knitted Top (£920)

Thomas Sabo Gold Coin Necklace (£158)

Marks and Spencer Leather Trousers (£199)

8. MARIANNE SMYTH'S WIDE-LEG TROUSERS, SHIRT AND TRENCH COAT

Shop the look:

COS Oversized Trench Coat (£150)

French Connection Rhodes Shirt (£50)

Zara Wide-Leg Trousers (£28)

Next up: Trust Monikh: The Items That I'm Adding to My Wardrobe This Spring

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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