Monochrome essentials you’ll need this summer

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Black and white is pretty much a colour combination that will never go out of style. You can play it safe or you can push the boundaries, but you can always rest assured that your ‘fit is probably going to look ill, as long as you stick to your base colour palette. There’s a reason it’s been a thing for so long, right?

It might be coming up to the warmer seasons of the year, but that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to what can only be described as the world’s best combination. We’ve compiled a list of ten black and white items you’ll need this summer, so scroll for the run-through, and make sure you pick up these essentials.

Nasir Mazhar Diamond Quilted Shorts


Forget about wearing jeans for the whole summer, you know that’s not going to happen. No one wants to sit next to you when you’re suffering the raw denim sweats. These quilted shorts from Nasir Mazhar will keep you cool, while you stunt on everyone in the area.

£280 at SHOWstudio

Supreme x The North Face FW15 Luggage


Travel to your summer holiday in style with this Supreme x The North Face luggage. Lucky for you, it dropped in black and white, and will sit perfectly with your ‘fit.

£390 on eBay

PUMA Monochrome Pack


You can’t neglect the footwear in a conversation like this, and we’ve gone for the PUMA Monochrome pack. Featuring two of the best Trinomic silhouettes, these kicks are definitely on point.

£110 at Footasylum



There’s nothing more essential than a good pair of sunglasses, and these round frames from RETROSUPERFUTURE are ill.


Off-White Printed Leather Jacket


It’s hard to argue with Off-White being one of the best new brands around right now, and Virgil Abloh is still in the running for the LVMH Prize, which isn’t surprising when you look at beautiful pieces like this leather jacket.

£1,160 at Selfridges

Nikon 1 J4 (White)


You’ve gotta have a camera to document all your fire alphets through the summer. This is basically the height of fitpic season, so scooping this badboy which coordinates with the fit, is a must.

£359 at Jessops

Cav Empt Flat Empty Jacket


Cav Empt has been hailed as streetwear’s saviour for a while now, and it’s definitely one of the most exciting labels around. This jacket is a prime example of the label’s fine work, and why you should love it.

£335 at Goodhood

Slam Jam x Carhartt WIP SJ Putty Santa Fe


Carhartt WIP‘s collaboration with Slam Jam is one of the best we’ve seen this season, and this white/off-white jacket is our favourite piece so far.

£260 at Carhartt WIP

Luker by Neighborhood Dot Shorts


Forget the roll-ups, this summer shorts are going to be that little bit longer, and definitely looser at the cuff. Set your knees free with this joints from Luker by Neighborhood.

£122 at Goodhood

Beats Pill 2.0


What is summer without music? You can’t chill with the homies without some tunes to enjoy, so this portable Beats speaker is an ideal item to have lying around this in the warmer months.

£170 at Apple