Monochrome Safari

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Monochrome was seen all over the Spring/Summer catwalk for 2014 and in my opinion is the easiest way (if you’re anything like me) to solve a daily clothes… ‘what do I wear??’ crisis.

It’s so crisp and classic and you can totally channel your inner Coco Chanel with the following looks. Just don’t forget the pearls!!

So, get your binoculars at the ready ladies and gents, we’re off to find the ‘monochrome trend’….

 Chanel-Cruise-Collection-Monochrome-Trend

Chanel Cruise Collection 2014

Monochrome. Fresh and structured – you can style it to suit a classic, tailored style or the minimalist 90s. Trust me, you will be very impressed at how sophisticated and chic you look, so lets get monochroming, fashionistas!

Monochrome Staple Looks:

The Co-ords

monochrome jacket

Jacket and Circle Skirt – £14.99 each @ H&M

 Team this beautiful combo with a silky black cami or black sheer shirt.

monochrome skirt

Then maybe dabble in a few gorgeous jewels from River Island – like the vibrant necklace from River Island below. Finishing touches: black tights and some fab, heeled ankle boots. New look have a fabulous and very kind to your bank balance selection.

Statement necklace to rock with your monochrome outfits…

 

Coral flower necklace -rivers

Coral 3D Flower Short Statement Necklace – £15 @ River Island

It’s not monochrome, but rock this with the monochrome suit above and you’ll also be working the new floral trend. Two trends at once – très fashionable dahling!

The Dress

Monochrome dress OLIVE

Tweed Check Combination Dress – £96 @ Olive

This dress is a statement on its own. Sling on an in season, oversized boyfriend coat with this beauty and you’re ready to take the world by storm.

The Trouser Look

Asos wide leg trousers

 Wide leg trousers in satin – £35 @ ASOS

From sophisticated office wear to glam after work drinks. This outfit takes you there.

Find a gorgeous white cami (as seen above) or even a sheer white shirt in any high street shop. Or try teaming with the fun River Island shirt below.

The Shirt

 Monochrome spot shirt

White polka dot shirt – £30 @ River Island

This pretty polka dot shirt will happily see you all the way through to summer. A playful take on the monochrome look – happy days!

The Shorts

Monchrome shorts outfit Asos - £30 (White high waisted shorts)

White high waisted textured shorts – £30 @ ASOS

Ok so it’s still pretty chilly for shorts – but team them with your staple black tights and you’re working a funky 90s style, monochrome extravaganza!! It’s all very simple but it works.

Team with the fabulous Whistles Fedora hat (below) and you’re the Cotswolds’ next fashion icon!

The Fedora

Whistles Fedora Hat

 Fedora Hat – £55 @ Whistles

Add an on trend Fedora to your look for an instant update.

 

The Finishing Touches…

 

The Heels

Monochrome shoes

 

Monochrome Block Heel Ankle Strap Heels – £19.99 @ New Look

Adorn your fabulous feet with these babies and you’re laughing.

 

The Brogues

hobbs white brogues

White Hampton fringed brogues – £139 (were £199) @ Hobbs

Shoe lust alert – just saying!

 

The Backpack

Topshop Smart Back pack

Smart Backpack – £38 @ Topshop

This bag will be your staple for years to come – instant wardrobe update with this sassy bag candy.

So there we have it – ways to wear the monochrome trend – in a nutshell. I hope you’re feeling inspired?

The greatest thing about the monochrome trend is that it’s timeless. You can wear it forever and you will always look so chic and on trend.

It’s Monochrometastic on a budget!!!! We’re all winners here.

Thank you for reading – now go forth and monochrome 🙂

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