Stripes have this really wicked way of making a look seem more bright and vibrant even if they’re black and white stripes. Monochrome can look a bit uniform like, but add stripes, leather (or pleather) and platform boots and monochrome becomes more chilled out. The sleeveless Primark blouse has a clever double collar detail, the underneath collar is black to match the placket (the bit where the buttons go) and the top collar is white to march the shirt and tie-in the whole piece. Without the second white collar, the black detail would look a little detached and awkward.
Jacket and faux leather trousers, River Island