To say we are obsessed with content creator and stylist Ranti’s Monochrome and infact her whole style choice is an understatement. Monochrome style has been with us for a long time and only began to be relevant in the last decade when fashion evolved and allowed for more experiment with the way we see color representation. Back then anyone seen in a black and white ensemble could be termed as a very unflattering look or boring way to dress up but now, come out in a pair of black pencil skirt, a good cotton white blouse and heels with hair of your choice, make-up and a ball earring and it would be said of your style is fantastic, but we must warn you that it takes a lot to be able to achieve the monochrome style which our reference is black and white to its perfection.
Monochrome dressing is one of the easiest colour combinations to follow and a trend everyone can pull off with minimal effort. The great news is that we will all probably have the basis of a monochrome outfit in our wardrobes already; think black jeans, black or white blazer and a white shirt and you’re already halfway there, but Monochrome is far from boring, it’s timeless, and this is the reason for it remaining a firm favourite for street style and celebrities alike. Following this assertion, Ranti Onayemi-Blanchard gives us the perfect to get us all Monochrome (black and white) ready for any occasion, be it work or for any event you feel like choosing this style trend.
Soft tailoring create creates a smart but glam look for the office. The classic white shirt has been given a revamp this season and I’d recommend looking out for shirts with oversized bows, exaggerated sleeves and dipped hemlines to be on-trend. Power dressing is back and statement shirts should be paired with tapered trousers and fitted skirts to create a tailored silhouette.
Off-duty monochrome styling is about minimal effort but maximum glamour. Use your staple pair of black skinny jeans or PU pants as the basis for a chic winter outfit featuring monochrome knitwear and jackets. It’s all in the detail with knitwear and jackets this season, as pearl buttons, collars and diamante trims add expensive details to core wardrobe items. The white-heeled ankle boots are one of the most coveted pieces this season and work best paired with black jeans or a monochrome mini dress and style with a red baker boy hat for a Parisian touch.
Night out with the girls
We all want to look our hottest on a night out with girls and so I’d use a monochrome outfit to create a sophisticated, sexy silhouette. Colour blocking works well for this occasion, so you could use either an all-black dress or jumpsuit with white accessories or an all-white dress or jumpsuit with black accessories. Red lipstick and gold accessories such as a metallic belt or bag will make any all black or white outfit pop. Most importantly, finish your look with a pair of killer heels in either black, white or nude to add some sass to your strut.
For an occasion
Christmas party season is just around the corner and some of us will have formal dinners or black-tie events to attend. For black-tie events, black or white sequin dresses or a classic little black dress are timeless pieces that will ensure sophistication. Choose a cocktail style for youthful glamour and a longer dress for elevation and formality.
The accessories you wear as part of a monochrome outfit are limitless. If you want to stick to the palette, black or white heels and clutch backs will keep your outfit minimal and classic. But if you want to create a statement by adding a pop of colour to your look then add this season’s hottest colour, red, for an extra bit of sass. A red lip, handbag or heels will turn up the heat on any black and white look. If you’re not feeling quite as brave, opt for gold or metallic instead to add a touch of luxe.
To sum up everything we have written, allow Ranti show you vividly how it is done.
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