I have never been, and quite frankly never will be, a fan of sales; in fact I like to avoid them at all costs. January therefore is a waiting game for me as I eagerly anticipate new season clothes and accessories like a puppy drooling at a butcher’s window. So as sale items are slowly beginning to diminish it can only mean one thing: MOVE OVER SALES, NEW SEASON IS COMING!
If you couldn’t quite tell, I am super excited as it now means I can lustre over spring/summer clothing even though it is minus degrees outside. Sounds like slight torture I know. However, new season means new trends, and the first of these to catch my attention is Monochrome.
Monochrome is the perfect way to bring us into spring in the fashion world, whilst it is still freezing outside as you can freshen up your winter wardrobe of black clothing just by adding a touch of white. Black and white teamed together creates a simple and classic outfit and it can be worn both day and night.
Here are my top tips for nailing the Monochrome trend:
1) Try to keep a colour balance in your outfit i.e.: not too much black and not too much white. You want to look like you are actually perfecting monochrome and not A/W gothic or a Michael Jackson tribute white suit.
2) Keep accessories to a minimum. Let your outfit speak for itself, whether you are trying to achieve a minimalistic classic look or exploring different patterns and prints.
3) White heels are acceptable. Yes do try and remove that stereotypical Essex girl image from your head. Invest in a pair for S/S’13 as like your trusty black heels they will go with everything.
4) Clash prints and patterns. The monochrome trend has delved into several prints this season, stripes, polka dots, harlequin, abstract, so it would be rude not to wear. If you’re feeling really brave, clash different prints, it works due to the simple colour palette.
5) Don’t be afraid to spend money on this trend. Remember, white and black will go with anything, especially if you invest in the right pieces.
So, whether you want to keep it minimalist or be bold and explore different monochrome prints, both styles will keep you on trend this spring. It’s as simple as black and white.