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Five ways to spice up monochrome

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oversizedwhite002Words: @oliverinstead • Photos: David

Let’s cut to the chase because you all know what to expect when you click into this link – black and white have long worn the ‘boring‘ label but in this post, I like to show you a few tips and tricks to spice up an outfit, or even an entire wardrobe consisting of nothing other than black, white and every shade in between.

你点进来这张帖子之前应该都有所预料我想谈啥了吧?那小奥就废话不多说,在这里我想给大家分享一下五个让单色造型不但不会无聊,还可以加倍有意思的穿法。

 

1. Shape-shift

I love my basic – basic tees, basic jeans, basic jumpers, basic EVERYTHING. They’re versatile and it’s super easy to throw them together and look somewhat presentable. However, as much as I love these minimal pieces, I make sure I shape-shift from the basics to the unusuals now and again to keep the looks interesting.

oversizedwhite003第一,形状。虽然我本人非常非常喜欢比较单调和基本一点的服饰,不过有些时候我还是会换一下口味,买一些形状比较异类的单品以便我的打扮方向偶尔可以有些转换。

 

2. Play with patterns

Patterns don’t always have to be bright and dramatic. Opt for subtle black and white checks, tartans or floral prints, most of which are pretty accessible so make good use of them.

第二,图案。图案不一定要缤纷色彩或过于浮夸。现在男装的市场上,各种各样的黑白色格子花呢和花纹都很普遍,所以男孩们记得要好好利用这些非常方便的选项哦!

 

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3. Layering it on thick… get it? 😉

Anyway, if there is one thing the British ‘summer‘ weather is good for, is that you can still be creative with layers even when the sun decides to show its face. In this outfit, I’ve layered one oversized white tee on top of another for extra warmth and dimension.

第三,层次。英国的夏天对时尚方面来说唯一的好处是就算太阳在晒,温度往往还是会偏凉的。所以阳光再刺眼都好,我们还是可以多穿几件上衣。在这个造型里我重叠了两件非常宽松和透风的白T恤,既保暖又多加层次感。

 

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4. Accessorise

I’m guilty of not doing this quite enough but I’m most certainly starting to… If done right, accessories can elevate an outfit. If you’re not confident enough to go too bold on this like I ain’t, a neckerchief, watch or bracelet are always a safe bet to add a little dash of colour to a monochromatic outfit.

第四,配件。我自认很少戴配件。不过我认为搭得好的话,配件真的是可以把一个普通的造型提升到另外一个境界滴。但是如果您也像小弟一样,对自己其实没太大的信心可以把配件穿得好的话就稍微绑个领巾或者套个手表或手链,轻轻松松的把少许颜色融入素色的服饰。

 

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5. Attention to detail!!

Lastly, a zip, a seam, a cuff or even a button can make all the difference to a monochrome ensemble. Especially when your outfit is so plain and simple, every detail on show is amplified so make every single one of them count!

第五,细节。最后我想说的呢,细节非常重要。尤其是当你的造型只有黑和白色的时候,每一项细节都会变得特别抢眼。所以要记得你身上的每一件单品和每一件配件全都应该是你为你的这身打扮可以作得最好,最明确的选择。

 

I hope you’ve found some useful tips in this post. I like to think that they apply to both men and womenswear so comment below and let me know how you style your monochrome outfits. 这些tips其实男装女装通用,所以小奥希望读者们从我这张帖子里学到了一些黑白色的服饰搭配方法。如果你自己有啥私人的tips可以分享的话请务必要在留言板上给我知道哦!我们下张帖再会呗!

 

Tee: ASOS & H&M • Chinos: Topman • Trainers: New Balance • Sunglasses: New Look • Neckerchief: eBay

 

Oliver ❤

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19 Comments

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    Vicky
    May 25, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    I love black and white, some great tips I’ll take on board too. I like adding plain jewellery or a scarf. I rarely wear colour.

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    Carl Baker
    May 25, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    Great post pal, I’m a big fan of NB also

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      Oliver
      May 25, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      Thanks Carl! I was a bit of sceptical before as I thought it was overly hyped… but now I’m a fan!

      Oliver x

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    asma
    May 25, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    you really can’t go wrong with black and white staples, great advice and so excited to check out the rest of your blog… liking your style :) (and I’ve got a massive crush on those trainers!)

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    Ayse
    May 26, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    I usually associate black and white with work and business but you’ve got the smart casual at a good balance and it looks great!

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    Rhian Westbury
    May 26, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    I barely ever wear white, it’s all about wearing black for me. You manage to style it so well though x

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    Angela Milnes
    May 26, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    I like this post and love love love those trainers! They are great. Angela from Daysinbed

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    Sarah Bailey
    May 26, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    These are some great ideas, I do like monochrome but adding a little something to it I think is a must! x

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    Nikki
    May 27, 2016 at 5:18 am

    Great post i am a huge fan of the monochrome look myself :)

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    Mary - A Mary Road
    May 27, 2016 at 11:43 am

    I looove monochrome but God, sometimes I want to make it colourful whilst keeping it simple. Thanks for the tips!

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    Hannah
    May 27, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    I always wear black and white – I love to add a little pop of colour every now and again though

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    Laura @ Life with Baby Kicks
    May 27, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    I never monochrome but I should more often, the most I do is wear long black maxi dresses but then I need to style it up with a pop of colour in necklaces generally.

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    Mariesbeauties
    May 27, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Great post, some great tips here! I mist admit I like wearing black clothing too.
    http://mariesbeauties.co.uk

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    Ana De- Jesus
    May 27, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    I like your take on black and white wear especially the cool trainers. Loving the offbeat layering as well.

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    Eliana
    May 27, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    Great post Oliver. I think accessories make a great difference when wearing plain colours. Thanks for the suggestions!

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    Anosa
    May 28, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Love how you’ve styled up this look, especially shoes are my favourite. You looking hot msiter

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    Cassandra Mayers
    May 29, 2016 at 9:30 am

    I Do Like layering clothing to. Love the Look 😀

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    Vai Chin @Rambling Through Parenthood
    May 30, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Your ensemble looks really good. I too am all for layers.

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    Sandra
    May 30, 2016 at 9:47 am

    I’m an all-black-everything kind of girl and trying to add some greys and whites to my outfits as Spring is on it’s way (yes, it’s still winter here in Leeds…). Love the outfit!
    Sandra x
    http://rustedbones.co.uk

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