Monotone but not as you know it — these are the unlikely colours to wear right now

The idea of adhering to a ‘monotone’ dress code usually leaves little room for colour. Typically connoting outfits characterised by swathes of black, grey and white its popularity as a dress code is largely down to its ease. But it’s time we challenged our tendency towards this trend and start experimenting with the tones of the moment. Increasingly supported by industry heavyweights, labels like Gucci, Dior and Louis Vuitton have all embraced a move toward intense pigment (Vuitton even made ‘rainbow’ the subject of its recent menswear runway) and while you might think that wearing bright green will make you look sickly or that orange will clash unflatteringly with your skin tone, if worn in the right pieces, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Here are some of the pieces we are coveting in colours we never thought we would wear…

Bright Green

Clockwise from top left:
Culotte pants from Gucci
Lady Dior handbag from Dior (09 373 4849)
Tibi dress from Net-A-Porter
Slime Jumper from Georgia Alice
Balenciaga Knife mules from Matches Fashion

Fiery Orange

Clockwise from top left:
The Row sandals from Matches Fashion
Diorama handbag from Dior (09 373 4849)
Leoni top from Superette
Mr Fill n Buckle in Marmalade from Deadly Ponies
Paradise sunglasses in Tangerine from Karen Walker
Blazé Milano Let’s Fly blazer from Matches Fashion

Hues of Blue

Clockwise from top left:
Helen Cherry Harlow jacket from Workshop
Balenciaga Speed high-top sock trainers from Matches Fashion
Helen Cherry classic cigarette pant from Workshop
Twist MM bag from Louis Vuitton
Thom Browne sunglasses from Parker & Co.

Pigmented Pink

Clockwise from top left:
Masscob Roses mohair sweater from Workshop
Banana print handbag from Prada
Straight leg pants from Gucci
Colour quake sunglasses from Dior (09 373 4849)
Flame sandals from Prada
Star silk scarf from Superette


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