Monochrome might not be the most obvious colour palette for sun-drenched days, with the right pieces, it can feel instantly warm weather-ready. Featuring new arrivals from our SS19 collection, we decipher how to wear black and white in the summer in our exclusive style video – here are the looks that you need now.
1. The Shell-Print Maxi
Awash with sketched seashell prints that evoke a sense of nostalgia, this monochrome maxi dress was made for sunlit destinations. Hand-embellished sequins and beads in glimmering gold add an artisanal touch to this sand-grazing style, cut for a relaxed smock silhouette for complete comfort and ease. Cinch it in at the waist with a black woven belt and match back with co-ordinating accessories – think simple sandals and a macramé bag.
2. The Linen Midi Dress
Crafted from a breathable blend of linen and cotton, this all-white midi dress is the one that we’ll be relying on all summer long. This easy piece comes a v-shaped neckline and a self-tie sash for a flattering fit, while the contrast button details create a trend-focused finish. Wear with woven slipper flats in black and, to soften the look, a slatted wood bag in a cool crescent shape.
3. The City Separates
Spending summer in the concrete jungle? Whether it’s for work or a sun-soaked city break, put your trust in sleek separates that feel classic yet contemporary at the same time. Start with a white tank top in pure linen and wear it tucked into the waistband of structured black shorts. Finish the look with chevron-striped sandals and a raffia cross-body bag with a tortoiseshell ring detail.
4. The Summer Set
Ready for the heatwave? Featuring a shell-print cami and white denim shorts, these summer separates make light work of the monochrome trend. Carry the colour theme through with a pair of white cross-strap sandals and break it up with a circle bag in natural straw.
5. The Embroidered Jumpsuit
Embroidered palm trees and seashells lend a little tropical flavour to this jersey jumpsuit in black, designed with a knot on the bust and a flattering wide-leg silhouette. Style yours with easy-going extras and a white denim jacket when the summer breeze sets in.