14/08/2014 12:40 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Spring/Summer 2014 Fashion Trends: Monochrome

The monochrome trend is like that super-keen friend you've known forever. The one you just can't/won't phase out. There's no denying it, and in all fairness it's pretty easy to pull off whatever the season.

Thankfully, Spring/Summer 2014 monochrome has had sleek update. Victoria Beckham showed separates in this colour combo achieve a minimalist prowess. And when teamed with the right shoe (a peep-toe ankle boot heel) plus a held-under-the-hand bag, is pure sophistication.

The Kenzo catwalk revelled in block panels of monochrome across shin-length skirts, crop tops and light, luxe outerwear. The look is cool and fresh minus any OTT print that makes monochrome a bit of a headache.

If the idea of going top-to-toe in this trend leaves you pining for colour then mix in some bright accessories to balance things out. But let the monochrome do the majority of the work.

Experiment with texture play too, opt for gauzy/sheer fabrics and lightweight, laser-cut leather. Shop this edit for monochrome inspo...