One wouldn’t argue the association of summer with colours, be it in the garden or on clothing racks.
But if you’re tilting away from the predictable colour palette of the spring 2012 season, then black and white should be your protocol.
Londoners and Melbournians are often criticised for purposely injecting this colour palette on the streets of these cities, but you can’t blame them, a monochromatic wardrobe can prove to be more versatile than one filled with colourful prints.
Don’t get us wrong; we’re not ruling out a wardrobe splashed with colours, in fact, we’re adding another row of monochromatic tones to it. Adopting colours can be great, but sometimes you need the sharp aesthetic and confidence to guide your style. Especially, when your head starts to buzz, just in time for the heat.
To clear the misconception, if you pick black and white to be your colour of choice for this season, it doesn’t mean you have limit yourself to an androgynous style of dressing.
These colours are chiefly to give more structure and uniformity to an outfit, whether you do it with stripy wedges or a sheer chiffon blouse.
To dig into the ying-yang of style, we’re taking the palette to the extreme end of the colour wheel with five styling tips and shopping suggestions.
Lovers of Coco Chanel’s Parisian style, this is your moment.
To provide you a styling example, team these perforated leather shorts by Kelly Bergin with a sheer white organza Marc Jacobs top and KARL’s two-tone leather shoes. Use the ongoing fabric trends and put together outfits that convey a completely different story.