Monochrome … Wednesday’s wish list

Monochrome … what’s the deal?

Monocrhome is one of those great trends which just keeps on giving. We’ve seen a winter packed with simple 90’s silhouettes, which are working on through to spring for an easy on the eye, no frills look. This look works a treat when worn in monochrome separates, giving it a modern clean edge for the new season.

What’s not to love about this colour combination? Not only does it flatter almost everyone on the planet, you can also use the two neutral hues to flatter your body shape with a little clever styling. Worried about a larger lower half than upper half? No problem, wear black on the bottom half and counteract with white on the top. If you have the converse problem simply switch the colour choice for an equally pleasing effect.

Monochrome 3 ways

J.Crew bold-stripe pencil skirt, J.Crew merino tippi sweater, Isabel Marant Etoile coat, Chloe fold down ankle boot Zara leather shopper.

J.Crew skirt, Coast + Weber + Ahaus monochrome blouse,  Karen Millen faux leather jacket, Repetto ankle boot, Rebecca Minkoff tote.

J.Crew skirt, Theory leather stripe top, Unreal Fur jacket, John Richmond toe-cap ankle boot, Karen Millen crystal encrusted clutch

Monochrome … a few simple style rules

If you’re feeling a bit punchy about your monochrome look you can try some of the fab geometric prints for spring.

As with any print there are a couple of style rules to adhere to in order to make this look a winner. If you are on the more statuesque side you can pull off larger prints and stripes, but beware if you are on the short side… keep your patterns small and in proportion to your height to avoid being drowned out.

This weekend marks one of the last few sales days in stores, so if you are shopping in store or online, keep your eyes peeled for those last minute bargains in monochrome, which will sort your style out well into the spring.

A bunch of the finds on this page are from Farfetch.com which I love. Just when you thought you couldn’t get your hands on an item, you can swoosh on over to the Farfetch.com site and find it in some far off land, which then arrives on your doorstep super fast – genius! Take a peek at their sale right now, where for the next few days with code x20jan14 you can get an extra 20% off – yay! Valid until 9amGMT 24/1/14.

Farfetch.com (US)

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