The Jewish Chronicle - - FRONT PAGE - BY TA­MARA CORIN

ILOVE COLOUR. Noth­ing beats a bright red lip or a flash of metal­lic, but it seems I’m alone in my think­ing. Mono­chrome fash­ion has re­mained on the fash­ion power list since Twiggy’s 1960s days and it hasn’t de­clined. Per­haps this is due to its unas­sum­ing and prac­ti­cal na­ture or maybe it’s just the lazy girl’s way of dress­ing. What­ever the rea­son, black and white is far from be­ing bor­ing. It’s al­ways eye-pop­ping and once you get a pat­tern in­volved in the equa­tion, it will send you to dizzy heights.

Mono­chrome can be worn to great ef­fect what­ever the oc­ca­sion, even in the gym.

How­ever, the real bonus of a black and white en­sem­ble is its abil­ity to make you look slim­mer and taller (yes, re­ally). Many more “fat days” would be spent in bed if it wasn’t for the mag­i­cal ef­fects of black. While the sim­plic­ity of white is of­ten as­so­ci­ated with la­dy­like and chic (usu­ally Euro­pean) dress­ing. They’re the power colours what­ever the sea­son and never let us down.

For a mod­ern take on the mono­chrome look, sim­ply vary ma­te­ri­als to break up the stark­ness of the black against the white, such as a black top over a leather skirt, or a fluffy sweater over linen trousers. Don’t be afraid to mix and match the tex­ture or print to add in­ter­est to your look. Al­ter­na­tively thow in a dark grey to con­fuse the usual trusted en­sem­ble.

Lastly, ac­ces­sories should be in keep­ing with the same tone to em­pha­sise and com­plete the look. And for real drama add that bright red lip af­ter all.

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