Creative with neutrals: fabulous monochrome

If any of you are like me, and find it hard to wear colours in a flattering way, you know how difficult it is to keep neutral outfits looking interesting. Black and white combinations seem especially tricky, even more so in a non-casual setting -- it is rare that we want to look like a waitress, secretary or student on their way to an exam. So here come some visual ideas on how to do monochrome in a stylish and unique way:

Focus on creating a striking silhouette:

Keep both the individual pieces and your beauty look very classy and polished:

Toughen things up with belts, shoes, jewellery, leather or studs:

Add an element of surprise:

Sneak more interest into the outfit by mixing textures:

And play it very, very cool: