Monochromatic doesn’t have to be monotonous. Ace the ‘mono’ game!
From global catwalks to Indian runways, monochrome has been riding high on the style charts for many seasons now. And it’s hot again!
What makes it trend? “It’s the best way to break from the colourful palette. A good detox, I’d say. It’s a classic yet very versatile,” says designer Anavila Misra. Agrees designer Amit Aggarwal, “Monochrome is great as separates, too. It can be paired interestingly for a sporty or a chic look.”
This time around, monochrome finds power in its purity. At its most effective, the discipline of strict black and white is mirrored in clean lines and sharp silhouettes. You can take cue from actors Sonam Kapoor, Deepika Padukone or Sonakshi Sinha.
For styling, Aggarwal suggests, “Deep coloured lipstick like marsala or burgundy, and chunky new age accessories.” Misra suggests adding a pop of colour using accessories.
While stylist Vikram Seth says to keep it subtle, “Go for white and black separates and team up with nude footwear and natural makeup.”
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