A model from the Aganovich show, Paris Fashion Week F/W 2014

Bring fashion to work with monochrome

Finding it hard to work fashion and trends into your everyday work wardrobe? We've got a solution that'll make you stand out from the business crowd without looking like you're heading to a photoshoot. Where did we get our black-and-white ideas? Paris Fashion Week, of course.

Professional can be fashionable

Monochrome coat

(Aganovich)

If you can, pick up a monochrome coat like this one from Aganovich. It's an outfit in itself, and underneath you only need to throw on a pair of skinny black pants and a turtleneck. A statement coat is perfect for trans-seasonal dressing , and also for when you've run out of ideas!

Black on white

(Agnes B)

If you can't find a monochrome coat, a simple knee-length black one will do just as well. Keep it partially unbuttoned, and wear it with a cute white woolen dress underneath, so that the white flicks out when you walk. A fun idea is to contrast the femininity of the dress with masculine shoes, like these brogues from the Agnes B show.

Two-tone dress

(Akris)

We deperately want this Akris two-tone frock in our wardrobe! It's the perfect shape and style for a work dress, but its sculptured front paneling and two-tone coloring makes it like nothing else anyone in the office will be wearing. It's a dress to be taken seriously.

Knee high boots

(Véronique Leroy)

Team your black knee-high boots (what? You don't have any? Every girl should!) with a long white dress and boots. Ideal for transitioning between the office and after-work drinks, a loose floaty white dress will make you look relaxed and free-spirited, while those boots will remind your colleagues not to mess you around!

Tee and pants

(Maison Martin Margiela)

The easiest way to create an on-trend monochrome look is by using a simple white t-shirt and wearing it with black pants. Make it more interesting by adding a belt made from ribbon or leather. There's no excuse not to make your work wardrobe a fashion statement!

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