Get ready for Monochrome!

Shop the hot monochrome style on the high street!
Shop the hot monochrome style on the high street!

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…

Topshop Flocked Check Ponte Leggings
Topshop Flocked Check Ponte Leggings

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!


Zara Striped Blazer
Zara Striped Blazer

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.


H&M Monochrome Vest Top (paired with leather trousers)
H&M Monochrome Blouse (paired with leather trousers)

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!

Blouse £14.99

Miss Selfridge Honey Shimmer Mary Jane Heels
Miss Selfridge Honey Shimmer Mary Jane Heels

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!

One Comment Add yours

  1. Cant ever go wrong with black and white

    Also, I am holding a Soprano Racerback Tank “GIVEAWAY” on my blog.
    I would love for you to come check it out and enter for a chance to win, as I am picking TWO winners!

    Have a lovely day 🙂



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