1. It's easy to pull off - putting together a black and white ensemble is a no-brainier and you probably already have pieces in your wardrobe that fit the trend
2. It's universally flattering
3. Sleek and sophisticated, it makes you look instantly polished and pulled-together
4. It's classic and timeless - works for all seasons, and particularly good between seasons
5. From graphic prints to checks or stripes, it's easy to wear at the weekend, but smart for work or a more formal event.
I'm such a fan of this trend - such a cool and fresh look, and you can mix up different fabrics to make it more interesting eg. a black leather skirt with a sheer top. And if you don't like the idea of going top-to-toe in this classic trend, then add a pop of colour with a bag, shoes or coat to balance things out.
Here is my monochrome look, worn this week to the opening night of the From Page to Screen film festival, the UK 's only festival to celebrate the adaptations of books into films. I have been working on the PR for this event since the autumn, and we celebrated with some bubbles for the launch night.
1. Top from Karen Millen here
I love this colour block sweatshirt, Karen Millen is so fantastic at the moment. The white bit is knitted, and the black panel is sheer, really like the contrast.
2. Teamed with Mint Velvet Zip Detail Jeans here
I bought these black jeans from Mint Velvet last autumn and I wear them more than any other jeans. I love the fit and the distressed wash.
Here I am in the pic below wearing the Karen Millen top and Mint Velvet jeans together. I am also wearing a black Jenny bag by Nat & Nin at Yard, black suede ankle boots from Office (old), black and white cuff bracelet from Zara (very old) , circle pendant silver necklace from Tiffany and my beloved watch from Olivia Burton.
So will you be embracing monochrome? As always, I love to hear your thoughts...