Saturday, 31 March 2012

Let's Go Monochrome

A big trend hitting the city faster than you can say 'spring wardrobe' is monochrome, its flash without being busy, and that works for me!
The great thing about monochrome is that it basically consists of black and white, and who doesn't have black and white items in their wardrobe already!! I'd suggest a few investment purchases though, just to add a bit of flare to the look.
This top is from Cos, and at £45, its a pretty decent purchase for the summer, wear with the monochrome trend or with a pair of denim short-shorts and sandals to give off a 'summer in the city' chic look!
Arguably, J-brand jeans are one of the best brands to purchase denim leg wear from, personally I am quite fond of the new curve range at Levi's and Not My Daughters Jean's (although quite frankly, the name had me at hello, and i cannot wait to go back!) These come in at a fair amount higher than my last student finance instalment will allow, £250, but I'm sure someone, somewhere, out there, will be able to blow their hard earnings on these babies!!
For those of you, like myself, who are watching the purse strings, try these on for size! Wet look leggings are all over this monochrome trend like flies to sh- - (oops) and at £18, what is there not to love?!?! 
Now i'm getting to the good stuff, shoes and accessories!! These nifty little numbers are from River Island, and yes I own not one but two pairs of these now, in white and in black... i am yet to wear the black ones but i guess this is the price you pay for owning too many shoes, i think i can live with this. £40. They also have a hidden wedge, which makes them super comfy and gives that slimmer leg (girls i know you know what i'm talking about, when you wear heels and your legs instantly become a size smaller?!? yes? thought so!)
 I am actually in love with this clutch bag from Zara, at £59.99 its a snag! and it has a bangle feature which means if you lose you're grip throughout the night its not going anywhere! PERFECTION. 
And finally, to complete the monochrome look you need some kick-ass accessories, GoGo Philip one of my favourite designers for jewellery on the high-street, prices generally dont go above £30 and start at about £10! this necklace is £15 and when you are adding to monochrome outfits the bigger and bolder the piece the better, stick to one simple colour, like gold or silver in order to give off that effortless feel to your outfit.
H. xx

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