Chess not checkers — here’s why our editors are obsessed with monochrome right now

While colour blocking and bold hues have shown no signs of dissipating on the runways or among the street style set, there are few colour combinations that feel more timeless than black and white. Effortlessly chic, with seemingly endless pairings, monochromatic dressing is a simple way to elevate your look.

Be it suiting reminiscent of menswear tuxedos or a more modern take on a classic houndstooth, there is something alluring about a look lacking in colour. Collectively, our favourite part of this trend is how simple it makes dressing, this absence of complication we find ourselves drawn to. The lasting result? A classic style that endures.


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From left: Filippa K Neva Blazer from Workshop. Monogram Oversized Shirt from Burberry. Vesper Slingback Pumps from Saint Laurent. LV Initiales Belt from Louis Vuitton. Alexandre Vauthier Slim-Leg Trousers from Faradays.

From left: Ribbed Crop Top from Louis Vuitton. Link Earrings from Tiffany & Co. Slingback pumps from Prada. Celine Sunglasses from Parker & Co. Skort from Christian Dior. Hobo Bag from Chanel. Isabel Marant Étoile Coat from Workshop.

From left: Faille Top from Gucci. Mikimoto Pearl strand from Partridge Jewellers. Zip Trouser from Alexander McQueen. My Monogram Sunglasses from Louis Vuitton. Valentino Pumps from Net-a-porter. One-Shoulder Catsuit from Saint Laurent.

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