There is the slay way and not-so-slay way to rock some trends… We have the best tips on how you can rock the monochrome fashion trend the slay way – every time

Monochromatic doesn’t mean ‘boring’. It doesn’t mean creating an entire outfit of the same hue from top to toe – it is about elegantly putting pieces together (usually in shades and tints of black and white), in a way that complements your skin tone and your style.

An outfit can include charcoal grey trousers, a light grey button-up, and some silvery ankle boots. Accessorise with silver jewellery, and you have some monochrome magic! You can do something similar with black and white, or even your favourite pastel colour.

Here are some of our favourite monochrome pieces that will suit your pocket and your style preferences:

Striking stripes

If there’s one way to turn heads, it’s in black and white stripes… for a daring look, check out these stunning items.

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This wide leg jumpsuit is perfect for most occasions.


Striped jumpsuit from Edgars: R250


The knit tunic is gorgeous; pair it with leggings and black heels for an incredible ensemble.


Striped knit tunic from Truworths: R399


This medium length body-con dress with three-quarter sleeves will keep you warm and stylish this season. Add stockings and boots for an on-point look.


Striped body-con dress from Truworths: R699


Get a magical look in this pleated maxi skirt. Wear it with a black top and heels in a beautiful black-and-white ensemble for a hot date.


Pleated maxi skirt with pockets from Spree: R499


For a more casual style, choose this longer length sweater that can be paired with jeans and sneakers for when you’re running errands.


Longer length sweater from Spree: R149


Pretty prints

The monochrome trend can also look great in prints.

This jumpsuit will give you an elegant elongated silhouette and make you look exquisite for that date.


Printed jumpsuit from Edgars: R120


Rock gingham in this amazing dress with statement sleeves. The tie detail will accentuate your waist perfectly and hide your arms, if you are not particularly fond of them.


Gingham dress from Truworths: R440


This long length cardigan with incredible print is a definite must-have and will give you all the warmth you need on those very cold days.


Design cardigan from Truworths: R699


Flaunt floral in this printed skirt. The high waist will make your waist look sexy – wear it with a blouse and heels for a those formal outings.


Printed skirt from Spree: R89


Be trendy in this top with flared sleeves, that you can pair with a pencil skirt and heels for a lovely office look.


Monochrome flared-sleeve top from Woolworths: R299



Sexy shoes

These monochrome shoes are so trendy!


These stiletto heels are irresistible and will match most items in your wardrobe.


Monochrome stilettos from Edgars: R300


Bristol brogues are classy and this pair will add charm to a smart/casual look.


Bristol brogues from Spree: R599



Give me an ‘A’ for accessories

No look is complete without the right accessories.


Accessorise with this cute printed scarf that will make most of your looks hot.


Printed scarf from Spree: R89


Turn heads with this monochrome tote handbag that is the perfect accessory for a smart or casual look.


Tote handbag from Spree: R379


These threaded open hoop earrings will ‘bling’ up your look and add the right glamour to it.


Threaded open hoop earrings from Spree: R79