LFW Trend Report: Back to Black
The preferred colour palette of Coco Chanel herself, monochromatic black and white has been synonymous with style for eons. London’s most fashionable bloggers and influencers definitely didn’t disappoint with this trend at fashion week this season, with a vast number of attendees opting to ‘Paint It Black’.
Arguably one of the simplest, yet most effective style looks, black-on-black is a godsend for anyone who wants to ooze sophistication and poise, without having to fret for hours over colour coordination - we challenge you to get it wrong with monochrome; it just doesn't happen.
Whether you're a Shoreditch-dweller hipster with unfathomably cool style, or Audrey Hepburn incarnate with a love for clean lines and simple detailing, anyone can pull off this trend to delightful results. For a tougher vibe, throw on a leather jacket over a monochrome Breton shirt and your favourite skinny jeans. For the office, an A-line sateen skirt and crisp white shirt is a no-brainer (you can even inject that rocker feel by teaming these with the aforementioned leather jacket for work drinks).
It’s been a well-known fact throughout the ages that a good black stiletto will elevate the appeal of your outfit in an instant.
Fortunately, if the prospect of treading the often cobbled streets of London in high heels leaves you diving for the plasters, the same effect can be achieved with chunkier, shorter shoes - it's all in the colour, here.