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How to wear the monochrome trend

I'm a little tired and extra busy due to 2 weeks off work at my day time job and surrently sitting with my hubby's mom cat so I practically a little late with posting all of those precious Italy outfits which I promise do so shortly. And so far I'll leave you with this guest post regarding an awesome trend I'm wearing mow

One of the key trends for this summer is monochrome. This pairing of black and white could be blocks of colour or even stripes and spots. However you choose to wear it, this classic combination can be used for both smart and casual outfits, so how do you make sure it works for you?

Accessories
One of the most effective ways to wear a current trend is to use it to accessorise. There are many ways this can be done including bags, shoes, scarves and jewellery. To fit with this season's monochrome style, you will find many accessories available in black or white, or a striking combination of the two. A great way to wear this trend would be to team a black dress with a black and white oversized clutch or wear a black and white scarf to lighten your outfit. Alternatively, there are shoes available in a huge variety of styles to suit every budget from flat pumps with a black and white dogtooth check to plain black or plain white wedges and heels.

Tops and bottoms
If you have chosen to wear a black and white outfit then there are several ways this can be done. Teaming stripes or spots on the top, with a solid colour at the bottom works well, so, for example, pairing black trousers or a black skirt with a black and white striped top is a great look. Alternatively, wearing a white skirt or trousers, particularly if they are made from a material such as linen, is great for summer. They can be made dressier with the addition of a smart top in either plain black or a combination of black and white. If you are more daring then why not try wearing spots or stripes on the bottom and matching them with a solid black or white top or blouse, which can be very effective.

Dresses and jackets
If you prefer to wear a dress to trousers or a skirt then there are plenty to choose from that provide a 'nod' to the monochrome look. White dresses look very pretty and are great for summer however there are plenty of black dresses for summer which can be lightened with a black and white jacket or accessories, making them seem lighter and more suitable for the warmer weather. A great example of how this can work brilliantly is if you are attending a wedding or some similar formal occasion and you are going with a plain black dress, adding a monochrome striped blazer to this will lighten your whole outfit as well as making you stand out!

Hopefully this has provided some insight into how you can wear the monochrome trend wisely and effectively. The key to this trend is probably that less is more. If you are not sure, then it is probably a good idea to stick with monochrome accessories that you can pair with a plain black or white outfit. Alternatively, wearing solid blocks of black or white can be a good idea, rather than stripes or spots, which are not something that everyone can get away with!

Vickie Day is interested in fashion and accessories including black dresses for summer and has written many articles on fashion and related subjects.

 

Have a nice day,
Lyosha

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Comments

  1. Love this trend soo much!!!

    xx
    Lady Trends
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  2. Thanks for the tips Lyosha, I like this trend!

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  3. Love black and white!! I have black and white wedges and that dress is adorable!
    Becky :)

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  4. Love that pieces!

    http://teenfashioncorner.blogspot.com/

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  5. i love it

    besos
    VOGUECITA
    http://voguecita.blogspot.com.es

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  6. I love these black and white pieces. It's a very nice style. Lovely dress.

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  7. спасибо за обзор!

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  8. These are wonderful tips. I hope your will have a lovely weekend.

    xoxo Ra

    http://www.ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie/

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  9. Another great thing about this trend is that no matter what body type, age or cultural background; it can be easily adapted to each person individual taste.
    Can't wait to see your vacation photos.

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  10. Gorgeous, love that last dress, so pretty. Have a great weekend x

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  11. Hi contrasts of black and white are great because it's simple and classic. I love these picks, x

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  12. Ooo I LOVE that dress. Black & white is definitely one of my favorites. It's timeless.

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  13. Always in love with monochromes. As a commenter above said, they can fit to almost all kind of people, any body types, age, skin color, etc. Love your picks!

    Nadya
    eyeshadow illustrator

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  14. Oh how awesome and helpful!

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  15. love the stripes sandal!!!

    xoxo,Meg of Sweet Gala's

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  16. Nice photos!
    Have a nice weekend!

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