Spring 60s monochrome three ways

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Monochrome is an iconic 60s style – and it’s really easy to relegate it to winter. After all, black and white are colours we associate with the chilly season…

…but I’m here to say “hang on!”

With a little bit of styling savvy, you can turn monochrome into the perfect spring statement.

This Sunday, I’ve taken a cute, sleeveless monochrome shift dress from Closet London and styled it three ways – hopefully to show you how versatile monochrome can be this time of year.

Number one is simple and effective: mix and match different monochrome pieces for a statement spring look. This is great for work, or evenings out. I’m wearing an H&M black and white top and Jones peep-toe heels (see if you can spot my photographer…who has started charging for his services, I might add).

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Number two pits monochrome against pillar box red. it’s an eye popping look and a style I’ve been loving for well over a decade.

I’m wearing the Closet dress with a tomato-red shrug and matching H&M knit tights with flats from Clarks.

This combo really endures and rocks for a day out to the seaside…try it.

Fashion Detective Johanna Payton in black and white dressFashion Detective Johanna Payton in black and white dressFashion Detective Johanna Payton in black and white dress

And finally, number three: have you ever tried layering dresses?

It creates such a unique look and pairing the monochrome with a soft pistachio green makes it totes spring friendly.

The pastel brogues are from Office and the green 60s-inspired shirt dress is by Cici London. I’d probs wear this for day or evening: I just need the right occasion, frankly.

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Have I convinced you? Give monochrome a go 60s-istas!

 

Photography: Eliott Swan

 

Written by Johanna Payton