Already on the high street, the next major trend for SS13 (Spring/Summer 2013) is monochrome; chunky black and white stripes, statement block prints, geo prints, polka dots and, of course, some stylish (often stripey) accessories.
So let’s explore this hot new trend and I’ll tell you where you can shop the look and buy your own monochrome collection on the high street!
The SS13 collections, from Milan and Paris to New York and London, have all had one thing in common – you guessed it, their own take on the monochrome trend. Although black and white is a classic, timeless look and a trend that never goes out of fashion, this new collection is bigger, bolder and will give you an effortlessly chic look. The styles hitting catwalks around the world reminds me of swinging 60s style, but with an all important mod twist.
It’s not just the clothes that are getting a monochrome make-over. Accessories, everything from jewellery and handbags to scarves and belts, are adding their own monochrome-esque flavour to pieces hitting the hight street.
So, speaking of the high street, what have some of the top retailers got for us…
These gorgeous check print leggings by Topshop will add a statement finish to your outfit. Pair with a simple black vest top and killer platforms to complete the look. Add an edge to your casual day time look by teaming with a leather jacket and channel your inner biker chick!
This stunning striped jacket by Zara will add instant chic to your 9-5 wardrobe. With chunky stripe detail and elegant tailoring, you’ll rock the monochrome look with ease in this jacket. Wear over tailored black trousers and silk shirt with pointed toe courts for ultimate office chic. Opt for leather trousers and patent killer heel platforms for an after dark, sumptuous look.
For ultimate value when it comes to working the monochrome look this season, you can’t go wrong with H&M. This savvy retailer has several on-trend looks for you to check out. Here’s my favourite – sheer monochrome blouse (sleeveless with delicate button detail to front), paired with leather trousers for an absolute season win! This look easily works day-to-evening cool and by adding chunky black jewellery, you’ll be working a solid, 60s inspired monochrome ensemble – making it look effortless!
Elegant meets sophistication in these stunning Mary Jane Honey Shimmer heels by Miss Selfridge. The colours contrast beautifully and the delicate ankle strap buckle fastening, combined with the peep toe are so cute! However, do not be fooled by these gorgeous heels. They may look girly, but the killer heel gives them a fierce edge. Wear with your favourite suit for unapologetic office chic. Show off your elongated pins by teaming them with your sexiest LBD and get ready to turn heads as you dance the night away in these Mary Jane’s.
The high street has so many monochrome pieces for you to explore. My advice? Get in there and shop the trend now so you can have first pick of the different styles on offer.
Show off this season’s hottest trend to your friend’s and jealous onlookers and don’t be afraid to go bold in stunning monochrome block prints!