well let’s face it, monochrome is just a fancy fashion way of saying black and white really isn’t it, so the simple answer is “Just put on some black and white!”

But there is more to it than that.

Sometimes bold black and white doesn’t suit your colouring, so a more subtle monochrome approach is needed (read: print!) and sometimes you feel like adding a little colour or texture to your monochrome look to make it more interesting.

The biggest challenge I have with the black and white combo is not looking like wait-staff (not that there is anything wrong with wait-staff, I’m just not one).

I’ve pulled out a few black and white outfits this week (I think NZ is rubbing off on me!) and each day I tried something a little different to make the outfit pop.

Accessories are key! Use accessories that suit YOUR personal style to add a point of difference to your look

Chasing Cait monochrome outfit

I’m wearing: Obi Orchid pleat dress | H&M necklace | Alias Mae boots | Under the Sun watch $399

Chasing Cait monochrome outfit from obi

Chasing Cait wearing monochrome obi dress with pop of colour necklaceobi monochrome dress on Chasing Caitfun back on monochrome obi dress on everyday style blogger Chasing Cait

Add a pop of colour to your monochrome outfit to give it a point of difference. This works especially well if black and white aren’t your best colours. Use a good colour to break up the black and white from your face.

colour pop necklace with monochrome

Metallic accessories like this gorgeous Under The Sun watch can also add a different dimension to monochrome. Rose gold is a great, on-trend, accompaniment to this classic look. Add as much or as little as you want (you can never have too much rose gold right?)
under the sun rose gold watch

Under the sun watch

There is something about monochrome that always feels chic and classic to me. What do you think? Are you a monochrome girl? Or are you colour all day everyday!

I’d love to know! Tell me in the comments below

Until Next Time, In Love & Style Always,