The monochrome trend is back again. We see this trend emerging every other season but this season the classic look has been given an update. Monochrome patterns are mixed with a splash of colour and shapes are less structured and more slouchy.
Black and white was one of the most important looks dominating the SS13 runways . Marc Jacobs chose thick black and white stripes while Ralph Lauren sported a more preppy look with a blazer and lace blouse.
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Timeless as well as flattering, this is a trend that is extremely easy to wear. The best thing about this style is its versatility. Whether you choose to go for spots, block colours, stripes, checks or houndstooth there are multiple ways to wear this trend. Our Elsie Oversized Cardigan is the ideal nod to this trend. Wear over jeans/leggings for a casual look and style with a bright top underneath for a pop of colour.
Our fave celebs Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Rihanna are huge fans of this look. We love Rosie's striped monochrome jumpsuit but if you're not brave enough to dress head to toe in stripes, our LenaStriped Midi Bodycon Dress is the perfect alternative. Introducing another colour to this style would be overpowering so wear with nude accessories and a statement necklace to complete the look.
Rihanna gives the trend a feminine makeover by wearing this checked monochrome dress and Beyoncé goes for the minimalistic look with this black and white jumpsuit.
Monochrome never fails to make an outfit look more sophisticated. More importantly, it is the ideal transitional trend- wear with heels or flats now and layer with tights and jackets in the winter months.
By Emer O'Toole