The cinematic trend is a monochrome and marl story, think a modern mono spin on black and white vintage films and you’re almost there! It’s an eclectic mix of styles: timeless and tailored duster coats, flapper girl fringing and minimal, masculine pieces, all unified in one key colour palette of the season – grey, black and white. So make sure you’re centre stage and stealing the spotlight in these majestic mono and marl little numbers that are guaranteed to help you make a dramatic entrance. Get the cameras ready to shoot your #OOTD and remember to thank Very when you find yourself on the best dressed list!
We’re going to quickly run you through the key looks to help you master the mono marl trend. Make like a vintage silver screen starlet in shadowy greys, while black keeps you looking simply chic.
Romance Movies: The classic ‘Boy Meets Girl’
Check out this gorgeous duster coat with its simple silhouette, but sharp and geometric grid pattern. We love its longer length that flows freely over the rest of the outfit, while the traditional tailoring lends a masculine edge. Layer it over a chunky grey sweater and team with some black lacy shorts to get the perfect balance of boy meets girl. Finish with some boyish brogues and a cute clutch bag for a fun juxtaposition.
Now replay your most loved romance film and get caught up in the predictable, but heartwarming, man and woman matchmaking – we’re crazy about The Notebook, 500 Days of Summer and The Time Traveller’s Wife.
Vintage Viewing: Flapper Girl Fashion
Calling all vintage fans, this outfit reworks two retro favourites: the kooky-cool kimono and flapper girl fringing. The longline crochet kimono adds doses of drama to your style and flashes a flirty glimpse of your figure underneath with its subtly sheer fabric. The cute cami top features delicate, twenties-inspired tassels to the front for some glamorous Great Gatsby fashion, while the grey skinny jeans update the overall look with slashed rip and repair knees. Dream of Daisy Buchanan (Gatsby’s love interest) as your go-to glam girl.
This chic ensemble takes its inspiration from Parisienne fashion with a pair of classy black culottes and a cute French tee reading ‘nouveau’. Dig out your favourite French film as style stimulus (ours is Coco avant Chanel, Amelie, or anything Audrey Tautou!) and work these classic cropped trousers with a grey marl top, a boxy shoulder bag and a beaten-up biker for a vintage, out-and-about-the city vibe.
Look the business in minimal and mannish tailoring like this sophisticated grey blazer waistcoat. Throw it over a cool graphic tee, pair with some slashed skinny jeans with a glossy coated sheen and finish with a contrasting white bag for an urban and edgy spin on office-appropriate wear. Classic pointy courts polish and pull together the look for the right amount of take-me-seriously style. Think a fashionable business woman from the Devil Wears Prada with a more current twist.
Make like a man in loose fitted, crisp white shirts for a powerful and fierce look. Balance out the baggy silhouette by teaming with slinky black leather leggings to show off your shape and maintain your femininity as you do it like a dude. Again, look to Audrey Tautou’s performance as the strong, stylish woman, Gabrielle Bonheaur (Coco) Chanel, who challenged and changed conventional dressing by wearing men’s trousers and clothes – we think she wore it best!
So what’s your favourite look or film? Comment below.
Love, Very_Gemma xxx