In the wake of the colourful hues seen on the streets this season, a monochromatic oufit feels like a cool breeze on a hot summer's day. A superb take on gem tones might prove its ephemeral appeal, but nothing says chic quite like black and white. Not convinced? Consider the effortlessly chic, and monochromatic, ensembles favoured by the likes of Audrey Hepburn and Françoise Hardy.

But before you reach for that safety net of a little black dress, take a look at the following interpretation on the classic colour palette: Laser cuts, graphic lines, incongruous stripes and punches of vermillion for visual interest. Play around with form to add dimension — God is in the details. 

Street Style: Monochrome's the word

Street Style: Monochrome's the word

Street Style: Monochrome's the word

Street Style: Monochrome's the word

Street Style: Monochrome's the word