I am a big believer in less is more. During the warmer months I love silhouettes that are casual and chic yet still comfortable. A wide leg trouser flatters all body types and can be dressed down with a slide or dressed up with an open toe sandal. When it comes to styling, proportions are key. Let necklines and bold graphic prints speak for themselves by keeping accessories to a minimum and styling with a monochrome shoe.
left: Amanda wears WHITE SUEDE Duality corset top (available mid-August), PIPER Poplin skirt & INNOVARE MADE IN ITALY Simone pump (available mid-August)
right: Amanda wears BASQUE Knit top & ARTHUR GALAN Flared pant available at selected stores
Black is back, but as far as I’m concerned it never quite left in the first place. The Monochrome trend is a true classic and has a way of returning to the forefront of the fashion landscape every few seasons in fresh and re-imagined way.
This trend doesn’t have to mean just a white shirt and black jeans. Graphic and abstract prints are high impact in Monochrome so it’s always a good idea to play with aesthetics and experiment with shapes to give this classic colour-way an edge. My advice is always to invest in a statement piece for the season and mix with strong basics for versatility: take a monochrome dress and match it with a beautifully tailored blazer, or style a simple white top with bold flares to prove that a traditional palate is anything but boring.
It’s no secret that black and white is my year round uniform and with a little experimentation and a strong arsenal of key separates, this classic stays playful and fresh even in the warmer months. Although I don’t mind a diamond or two, if you ask me Monochrome is a girl’s best friend.
top: Amanda wears ACLER Baya Dress
bottom left: Amanda wears CUE Spliced wide leg pant available at selected stores, BASQUE Shirt available at selected stores & COCCINELLE Ashlee large tote (available at selected stores early August)
bottom right: ELA STONE Spike hoop earrings (available at selected stores early August) | CUE Top available at selected stores | SEED Midi skirt available at selected stores| KARL LAGERFELD Watch available at selected stores | JANE DEBSTER Paloma sandal
top: Amanda wears LITTLE JOE WOMAN Vest
bottom left: MILK & HONEY Fine bar necklace | WAYNE BY WAYNE COOPER Spike ear jacket earrings | CUE Dress available at selected stores | SOPHIE HULME Bag available at selected stores
bottom right: Amanda wears LITTLE JOE WOMAN Maxi skirt, BASQUE Vest, BALLIN Sandal (limited stock)
Shop Amanda’s Monochrome Moment Edit online here.