Wednesday, 15 May 2013

S/S '13 Trend 2: Monochrome

By far the biggest trend of 2013 has been monochrome. Every high street store has got some sort of monochrome items in stock, the trend having been so popular on the runways. From Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs and Ralph Lauren, this spring/summer designers have gone crazy in bringing back, perhaps the most undated trend of all time.
This has got to be MY most favourite trend for this season. Not only can anyone pull off the monochrome look, but you will be guaranteed that any items you purchase over the coming months you will most likely be able to wear for a good few seasons after.

The thing that makes the monochrome trend of '13 so different from previous ones, is having a new approach to styling black and white items together. The easiest option is always a monochrome dress which near enough any high street store you go to will have had as part of their collections. From shoes, bags, dresses and accessories, monochrome will be the only think taking over your wardrobe for a long time to come.

To channel this trend, it would be ideal to have the following separates which you can mix and match, - a crisp white relaxed collar button up shirt (Zara and Hollister do the best ones), a pair of form- fitting skinny (or bootleg if you prefer a looser fit) black jeans, cropped black and/or white trousers, a stripy black and white fitted skirt ( an A-line fit or midi jersey fit), a black/white striped maxi dress for those hot summer days, A standard white and/or black blazer and a pair of black/white colour block heels. These separates you will be able to pair with anything and most likely you will already some form of these already.

Some pieces which I have been loving for this trend are:

Karen Millen Polka Dot Dress

Karen Millen Beaded Collar Blouse

New Look Monochrome Striped Maxi Dress

Topshop Monochrome Mini Dress

Oasis Striped Tee

Warehouse Contrast Panel Jacket

H&M Knee Length Striped Dress

Faith Oversized Monochrome Studded Bag

Carvela for Kurt Geiger Cream Peep Toe Heels

Aldo Colour Block Heels

The above are only some suggestions which would be great pieces that would work for anyone. The H&M Knee Length striped dress is a great thrown dress that is affordable and can be dressed up or down. I have been selective in choosing these items so that you will be able to work them around what you already in your wardrobe. This is one of the easiest trends that you can rock for this spring/summer, however if you would like to see a post on how to style the monochrome trend for the spring and summer months AND how carry it through to autumn/winter please leave your comments down below.

As always I hope you have enjoyed the second trend for this series. If you have any comments, thoughts, suggestions, requests or ideas please leave them down below. I will reply to you as soon as. Thank you once again.

Much Love,

B xx

DISCLAIMER: Any links presented here are NOT affiliated links. I have researched these items and all suggestions are my own personal opinion. I aim only to provide you with some alternative ideas, any comments given are based on my opinion and are not influenced by any other person.


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