The Edit: Updated Monochrome
Ever the forward-thinkers, Zara pull off a modern interpretation of the bell bottoms; cropped with extra frills. Offbeat silver boots add a futuristic twist.
Likewise, the frayed denim trend is here to stay, and funky socks are always a neat treat. Ok ok ok, these shoes are actually a baby pink - but what's life without whimsy?
An easy way to reinvent an otherwise uninspiring all-black outfit is to mix up the textures, like this longline leather jacket over a lacy slip dress at The Row Resort '17.
From the Rework capsule collection at Urban Outfitters - a beaten up white tee with a frayed satin cargo skirt and matching maxi coat.
Relaxed grunge vibes on the Saint Laurent spring/summer 2017 runway. A blue denim jacket isn't exactly a 'pop' of colour, but adds another dimension to an otherwise black and white/leather and cotton outfit. And I'm not telling you all to go bra-less and don a totally mad arm piece on your next night out, but playful details can transform an outfit from office professional to swanky bars and cocktails in an instant.
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Take inspiration from icons of popular culture, like Bob Dylan and David Bowie in The Man Who Fell to Earth. BD cemented his cool AF credentials early on in his career with his muted colour palette and smart/casual tailoring (with and without a cigarette in hand). DB as humanoid alien Thomas Newton balanced sharp masculine tailoring with feminine pieces like culottes, but pulling it off helps if you have Bowie's sex appeal and charisma.