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Style Spotlight: Cool Monochromatic Graphic Prints Update the Tried-and-Tested Black and White Combo

Style Spotlight: Cool Monochromatic Graphic Prints Update the Tried-and-Tested Black and White Combo

 

Wearing black and white has become the standard formula to look cool and as Karl Lagerfeld once said, “black and white always looks modern, whatever that word means.” While the season proposes a wide variety of trends to choose from, often we find ourselves going back to whatever is tried and tested. But to keep things up-to-date, a little play on pattern goes a long way. Bold graphic prints in the monochromatic palette win as the best update to the classic dressing formula. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns, remember: The wilder, the better. A crimson pout and of-the-moment boots are all you’ll need to be the season’s style setter.

TONED DOWN CHIC. Subdue your look when you choose your prints in smaller sizes. An all-white palette with demure black patterns is a great alternative.

Louis Vuitton F/W 15

 

SAFARI PARTY. Drop the leopard and embrace zebra prints. Mix in a little leather for a grunge appeal. 

Saint Laurent Paris F/W 15

 

SHORT STORY. Don’t overwhelm yourself with too much psychedelia. A mini dress becomes the perfect canvas for graphic black and white prints. 

Emilio Pucci F/W 15 

 

ALSO READ: Style Spotlight: How Good Should You Look for That Workout? 

 

Original article from Metro’s December 2015-January 2016 issue, written by Ria Gamboa. Photographs courtesy of Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent Paris, and Emilio Pucci. Check out all these and more in the Metro Dec '15-Jan '16 issue. Metro is available in bookstores and on newsstands for P150. Download the Metro Magazine app for access to all digital editions on your tablet or smartphone, available in Zinio, Android and Apple App Stores. Like Metro on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Metro.Magazine) and follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@MetroMagPH)

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