This chic evening clutch by Versace made with Ayers skin, which adds a glossy finish, is perfect when it comes to redefining a monochrome outfit. “Since it is champagne gold and does not look too over-the-top, it will give a nice sheen to the ensemble,” says Susan Fernandes, partner at the design label Astara. `98,924. At Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. Details: 011 48970000
This gold metallic leather belt is classically stylish and elegant. Delicate gold links hold together the sleek, quilted beauty, adorned with the brand’s iconic monogram in charm form. “A beautiful belt can accentuate your waist and bring some unmistakable glamour to your outfit.
It adds the right kind of charm,” Berry adds. `49,419. At Kitsch in Mumbai. Details: 022 32445293
This Estiva Crystal large barrette, which is handmade using authentic Swarovski crystals and smoked topaz, “acts as a break to the monochrome look,” says Mumbai-based design consultant Karan Berry. “If all your accessories are in the same tone as black and white, then this head gear can be a chic deviation,” he says. `17560. Details: stone-bridge.co.uk
No look can be complete without a gorgeous pair of danglers. Featuring a lavish selection in green topaz, this pair is studded with diamonds and fashioned with 18 KT yellow gold. “The subtle look is the best for a monochrome ensemble and this can be a perfect add-on as it is elegant, and not in your face,” says Fernandes. `45,000 (approx). Details: ilovediamonds.com
TRENDS do not last beyond three months, which is why it makes sense to experiment with the monochrome look every now and then, to keep the classic look alive. At the recently-held fifth annual Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Art and Film Gala, super model Kelly Rohrbach (pictured right), Leonardo Di Caprio’s rumoured fiancée, set the event ablaze with her ensemble. A great fall uniform, what with the abundance of colour around, black and white separates and single pieces have been seen on Spring 2016 runways of Stella McCartney, Chloe and others. Getting started? Here’s how you can accessorise.
If you dare to go red, check out this gorgeous pair of high-heeled pumps by Christian Louboutin. Made from red patent leather, and embellished with spikes, don’t be surprised if your shoes attract more attention than you do. `70,000 (approx). At DLF Emporio, New Delhi. Details: 011 41017111
Text: Nandini Kumar
This statement lion head cuff from Miriam Salat is delicately crafted using gold. A must-have if you do not want to strap a watch around your wrist, this edgy black and gold cuff is a keeper. “A bold cuff instead of a watch can work very well to enhance your monochrome look,” says Berry. `76,071. Available on rocknshop.com