Whether it’s spring, summer, autumn or winter, monochrome is a simple yet effective colour palette that works for any occasion.
With that in mind, we’ve rounded up ten warm-weather-appropriate pieces that will help you create your own black and white looks this season.
1. ASOS Slide Sandals In Leather
Pool sliders are having a moment, with the silhouette offering an easy upgrade on plastic thong flip-flops.
This black leather pair by ASOS brings a touch of luxury to a traditionally casual style, creating a hybrid that offers the practicality of flip-flops but the sophistication of a sandal.
Combine with a plain white tee and tailored shorts to ensure a slick finish.
Available at ASOS, priced £30.
2. H&M Twill Slim-Fit Trousers
These slim-fitting trousers are a bargain at just £14.99.
Made from breathable cotton twill, they’ll prove comfortable on hot days and help anchor any top you already own, from a bold-coloured tee to a muted floral shirt.
Roll up the legs and ditch the socks for a cool and considered finish.
Available at H&M, priced £14.99.
3. J.Crew 9″ Stanton Cotton-Twill Shorts
Shorts are undoubtedly a summer essential, and while black may not seem an obvious colour choice for the heat, this J.Crew pair are a great way to bring a subtle touch of monochrome to your warm-weather looks.
Having been washed for over 300 minutes for a comfortable, lived-in appearance, they’re ideal for any relaxed daytime ensemble.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £65.
4. Zara Super Slim-Fit T-Shirt
A simply yet high quality T-shirt is the ultimate in understated luxury, providing a clean and crisp backdrop for the rest of your look.
Zara’s super slim-fit option combines a sharp cut, contemporary silhouette and smooth cotton fabric to create a sharp everyday piece that will adapt to any occasion.
Combine with your favourite jeans for an effortlessly cool weekend ensemble or layer it under a summer suit for a relaxed summer wedding reception.
Available at Zara, priced £9.99.
5. Private White V.C. Slim-Fit Moleskin Bomber Jacket
With the bomber jacket the key silhouette for 2015, you’ll hit two trends in one with this retro design by British heritage label Private White V.C.
Moleskin construction and tortoiseshell buttons combine to produce a real throwback feel, with the classic ribbed cuffs, hem and neckline adding an authentic old-school edge.
Ideal for the transition into autumn.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £350.
6. Adidas Originals Superstar Trainers
While adidas Originals’ Stan Smith sneaker has dominated the trainer market since its relaunch in 2014, the label’s underrated Superstar model is rapidly gaining in popularity thanks to collaborations with the likes of Pharrell Williams and BAPE.
Stay true to the 1969 original by opting for a clean, all-white version this summer.
Available at adidas, priced £67.
7. Sandqvist Hege Backpack
If you like your monochrome with a minimalist edge, try this sleek backpack by Swedish label Sandqvist.
Mixing leather and canvas fabrics, with solid metal hardware thrown in, this bag makes a strong statement without resorting to garish colours or prints.
Plus, with its 18 litre capacity, it will comfortably house all your daily essentials.
Available at ASOS, priced £195.
8. Suitsupply Havana White Plain Blazer
Linen and summer go hand-in-hand, with this blazer by Amsterdam’s Suitsupply a smart and solid choice for any warm-weather event.
Style it with your favourite indigo/black jeans or a pair of cropped chinos for an easy-going daytime look, or with sharp slim-cut trousers and a relaxed shirt for the evening.
Just stay away from ketchup and Shiraz while wearing it.
Available at Suitsupply, priced £299.
9. Topman Black Textured Cropped Smart Trousers
For an instant upgrade on your black skinnies, try a pair of cropped trousers.
This black pair by Topman will match with pretty much anything – plain T-shirts, patterned shirts or pared-back sweatshirts – bringing a touch of Scandi-cool to any outfit.
The textured fabrics also adds another level of interest to a seemingly simple piece.
Available at Topman, priced £36.
10. Reiss Rocket Textural Weave Jumper
You may not want to think about knitwear just yet, but this white jumper by Reiss is a great transitional piece to snap up now in time for the autumn.
Crafted from pure cotton, its honeycomb texture will allow your skin to breathe when it’s warm and keep in the heat when its cold, all while looking the part with your favourite pair of black skinny trousers.
Available at Reiss, priced £95.