STILL mad for Monochrome

The monochrome trend has snowballed its way through 2013, and it looks as though itai??i??s here to stay. Present on models sauntering down the catwalks and quickly filtering down to the hightstreet, monochrome has been developed for the new season in the form of black and white checks, polka dots and animal prints.

Whether itai??i??s a casual daytime ‘desk to dinner’ style youai??i??re opting for, or a on-trend occasion outfit, any ensemble made of all black, all white, or varying tones of only one colour provides a blank canvas to play with in regards to accessories.

Bold or subtle, how will you wear your monochrome?

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Alexandra Stedman, fashion stylist and blogger at the-frugality.com likes to “keep monochrome quite simple“.

Travelling a lot, I have to always have quick and easy outfits on hand. Monochrome is easy to wear and will look great on set as it will for dinner with a photographer afterwards!ai???

Follow Alexandraai??i??s simple take on the trend with these House of Fraser picks;

 

 

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Jaeger Shift DressCarvela Ankle BootOasis Peplum Top

ai???These Carvela boots have a mod-like quality, which will work great with a mini dress, or this season’s skirt style: the kilt.ai???

HWilsonHallie Wilson, a shoe-hoarding social media strategist and blogger behind coralsandcognacs.com, thinks that a look thatai??i??s consistently fresh and modern, despite being such a classic trend

ai???The great thing about a monochromatic look is that you have a clean canvas to work with. At the office, I play up the minimalist vibe, accessorising it with aa sleek black pump or bootie. On the weekends, I opt for a trendier look ai??i?? typically involving metallic pumps or sky-high stilettos.ai???

ai???Any outfit should make you feel confident and comfortable, but what I love about a monochromatic look is that itai??i??s a real palette cleanser ai??i?? sartorially speaking.

Wear your monochrome like Hallie with her top picks;

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Jane Norman CardiganDune BootsMarella Coat

ai???This printed coat is perfect for winter. I could see myself living in this waterfall cardigan, and of course, no outfit is complete without the perfect shoe ai??i?? Iai??i??m loving the sleek, stretchy style of the Trish boot. ai???

Ai??AkewleyAmie Kewley, a fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger at creditcrunchchic.com, thinksBlack and white are great bases for a multitude of looks, and most people suit them, so it’s easy to build looks simply.

ai???I think Monochrome always does well because people tend to have a lot of base colours in their wardrobes already…

I certainly think monochrome has the potential to live on! I think for spring 2014 we will see a softer take on the look, maybe a tiny hounds tooth print mixed with a floral, or blocks of black and white in fluid shapes and styles.ai???

See how Amie will be rocking the monochrome trend;

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Precis Petite DressTed Baker Bag - Kaliko Coat

ai???This monochrome animal print dress is so flattering and ticks two trends in one.ai???

KDoranKatrina Doran, a fashion editor and stylist of online magazine sugahfix.com, says “a simple LBD will solve style dilemmas for decades to come.ai???

ai???When youai??i??re deciding on a tone or colour for your monochrome outfit, it really depends on your skin colouring and hair. I adore super-sharp black and white on someone with a really strong edgy haircut and ultra-glossy colour

ai???Marc Jacobs is the designer to look to for monochrome inspiration. He inspired the fashion industry to embrace checkerboard and stripes! Also, take inspiration from classic Hollywood film stars ai??i?? thereai??i??s no-one that does monochrome like Audrey Hepburn!ai???

Katrina will be wearing monochrome her way;

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Mary Portas TrousersBiba Feather CapePied a Terre Shirt

I own these Mary Portas tuxedo trousers and I absolutely love them. Flattering fit and can be dressed up for evening or dressed down for work.

Tell us what way you’ll be wearing your monochrome…

 

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