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Get the look: Diane Keaton

Get the look: Diane Keaton
Legendary actress Diane Keaton is an advocate for monochrome chic, offering a playful edge to black by experimenting with statement accessories, bold accent prints and androgynous cuts to achieve her iconic look. Here's how to master it using many items you'll already own… 

Preppy smarts

Keaton’s whimsical take on the red carpet has long been a delight, but for those without a star-studded event to attend, her preppy look is also perfect for the office.
Invest in this season's gingham trend with a bold jacket (Hobbs, £179)—a nipped in waist offers shape to a longer-length skirt.
A touch of fun also comes from some polka dot socks (Forever 21, £3) and a snug bowler hat—snap yours up at a vintage fair or via ASOS (£14).

Weekend casuals

Weekends off are always far too short for worrying about your outfit, which is why we love this casual-yet-put-together look. Gingham features again in the form of a cosy pair of trousers and a very similar style can be picked up at Zara for £29.99.
A navy trench is a must-have for the season's changeable weather, but consider purchasing a men's style for a less formal fit—Mango Man has a great option for £89.99.
Smarten things up with a versatile pair of studded pumps. These Kurt Gieger numbers are just £99 and can be paired with almost any outfit.

Evening textures

Leather is a great way of dressing up a simple look but it can be a difficult look to get right. If you’re new to the trend, a leather dress over a plain roll neck can be a great way to pay homage to 60s trends while still keeping things modern.
Calvin Klein’s straight style (£318) has enough length in the skirt to avoid any awkward "riding up" situations, offering a touch of rock and roll in its silver zip details.
Keep the silver accents going with a big cocktail ring (Bijou, £42) and of course, Dianne Keaton’s iconic glasses—a very similar style can be found at Cutler & Gross for £295.

Commuter chic

Layering is a British way of life, which is why we love the graduated levels of Keaton’s chic airport ensemble.
Dresses over trousers are a key 90s comeback trend, and for good reason—a lightweight Turtleneck dress (Boohoo, £8) over slimmer fit trousers (£10, Asda) is a great way of keeping covered up while also offering options for restyling your look later in the day should things warm up.
Cinch your waist with a different colour belt (£9, Cotton Traders) and add a scarf. Saint Laurent’s iconic polka dot style (£420) will never go out of fashion.

Pale and interesting

Monochrome doesn’t have to mean all black—softer hues of cream and white can help accentuate an investment darker piece.
Uniqlo sweaters are a must-have for any wardrobe and come in an array of colours including this soft off-white (£29.90) which looks great with a spotty maxi skirt (£325, Net A Porter).
Finish things off with a raffia belt (£99, Weekend MaxMara) for a nod to summer and a pretty pink lip. ‘Pillow Talk’ by Charlotte Tilbury (£24) is a soft shade that suits most skin tones.
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