Hot Fashion Trend: Monochromatic

and celebs and street-style fixtures alike have already embraced the cool colour duo - especially when mixed into stripes, graphical prints, checks and polka-dots.

Marc Jacobs, Oscar De La Renta, Michael Kors and Diane von Furstenberg are just a few who shun with this trend during New York Fashion week this year. Setting the standard for an epidemic monochrome trend to hit the fashion world this year.

From bustling Dubai to cool London – you name it, every shop window were merchandised with at least a couple of styles in simple black and white that would last in my memory for our upcoming summer here in Australia.

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So, how do we work this trend into our daily lives? Well, simple – black and white. Try opting out for a graphical print or a striped piece to give your outfit a bit of a wow factor. Also, incorporate at least one colour to highlight your look, whether you pair it with some sexy red stilettos, clutch and a bold lip. This look always portrays a strong, classy and sexy look that says 'I am woman!'

From great blouses and tops for work or play from River Island, House of Fraser, Debenhams, John Lewis and M&S are great for dresses, Zara for smarter work wear and H&M if you want to wear the trend lower cost.

Further tips on this trend – add a neon colour to your outfit to brighten it up, carry this trend by opting out for the same colour but in different shades. Don't forget to play with prints, layering is always a good option, or wear the same colour to give a slimming effect and last but not least wearing the same shade can sometimes seem dull so go for a print that is the same colour/shade and rock it stylishly.

So in conclusion, the trend of black and white - well the possibilities are endless, so dare to be different.