GET THAT ALL BLACK/ALL WHITE LOOK
I styled Ruth and DeeJ in monochromatic looks and followed them around with my camera all day. With the help of Justin David of STREETREADYSTYLE I crashed duos rooms and tore through their closets for pieces to create monochromatic chic.I am a sucker for an all black outfit. Wearing all black is kind of my thing. It's a great way to stand out. We all know that you can never be over or underdressed with this simple color scheme. However, when it comes to this type of color palette is essential to create a wow factor without relying on patterns, prints or colors. I think an all black or all white outfit is a statement in itself, but let me tell you how to style this look to stand out in a crowd.
1. ADD MORE Add an extra piece. Hats, jewellery, tattoos. Whatever you got- showcase it and make it loud. Add an extra layer. Maybe a waist tie. Right now I am in love with bomber jackets. When you remove colour from an outfit, you are sacrificing options such as color blocking, statement color pieces, color coordination and many other techniques essential to creating a wow factor. Introduce a new piece to give your outfit flair.
2. PLAY WITH TEXTURE Use a variety of fabrics and and texture to give your look a new dynamic. Picture your outfit like a salad with different tastes and textures. Layer solid fabric with a mesh or chiffon. Try a garment with leather accent panels. A black velvet blazer is hella good. Be playful and creative when combining fabrics. Anybody has access to black apparel; not everyone can wear it well.
3. STATEMENT HAIR/MAKE-UP Use the absence of color in your outfit to turn heads with your hairstyle or make-up. Boys can go for a fresh of the runway undercut with shaved sides. Girls the possibilities are endless. Run with this idea and express a look through your hair. Do your make up LOUD. Dont overdo it. If you are going with statement eye make-up, go easy on the lips. And vise versa. Use a vivid eye color or embrace the monochrome and do a smokey eye. Its all about drama.
4. FOCUS ON THE CUT Drift away from your typical tops and bottoms by creating an effective silhouette Without the use of color you must focus on the fit and cut of the garment to stand out. Go oversized or boxy fit. Try a harem pants. Pair it with a crop top. Get a unique fitting jacket. Boys can Find a unique fitting statement piece that will make your outfit stand out.
4. OMG SHOES This is your opportunity to make jaws drop. The shoes will complete your monochrome styling and it can make or break your outfit. Patent leather, glitter, chrome accents, zippers, high and low cuts all work hard for your ensemble. If you are worried that your outfit is basic then make the shoes not-so-basic. Platform creepers are cool. For that street look check out Adidas collaborations with designer Raf Simons,Yohji Yamamoto and Rick Owens.