1. Show some skin.
Embrace skin-bearing outfits–it’s the quick trick to make any monochrome outfit look summer-ready. Instead of wearing an ordinary black top, switch it up with a sheer blouse that shows just the right amount of skin–creating an edgy and sexy vibe. But if you’re more into feminine pieces, an off-shoulder top is the way to go! Wear it with striped trousers to give it an extra oomph.
2. Go for summer-inspired details in monochrome.
Quirky, playful details like ruffles will offset a serious black hue. And like rule number 1 above, Kathryn‘s cropped co-ords made the black outfit a lot more exciting.
3. Don’t be afraid to go crazy on the prints.
If you’re going for a non-boring black and white ensemble, adding a dash of quirk is necessary. Try this print-on-print combo on Heart Evangelista–pair a basic graphic tee with a floral midi-skirt to standout in your OOTDs.