Monochrome doesn't have to be boring. Just ask designer heavyweights Marc Jacobs, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, who have all experimented with black and white this season. So take their lead and don't hold back when it comes to contrasting. Stripes work well, especially when given a Sixties tip. Pair flat pointed shoes and bangles with a shift dress to give an outfit that desired retro twist. This is a trend to have some fun with and a handbag is the perfect way to do that. The rucksack by Henry Holland's line for Debenhams mixes stripes and monochrome, yet could also pass for sophisticated thanks to the sensible colour palette.
Model: Sunglasses, £12; Dress, £65; Bag, £55; Sandals, £40; all by River Island, riverisland.com