In recent months, we've talked a lot about the merits of monochrome, and put our full weight behind the trend. And for good reason; pulling on different shades of black and white from head-to-toe is the easiest way of staying sharp without looking like you've tried too hard.

Take this outfit, for instance. We haven't reinvented the wheel here, but this jumper has been brought bang up to date by switching from a classic black and white colourway to a banded gradient effect. The result? It looks cool, but is the sort of item that can be smartened up with a blazer or dressed down with a bomber jacket with minimal fuss.

One of the strongest ways to pull off monochrome, however, is to go down the streetwear route. Take smarter bits like these shoes and the jumper, but incorporate street elements (maybe a 5-panel cap and jersey bomber?) for a super solid casual outfit.