Trend We Like: Monochrome

January 23, 2013

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Trend We Like: Monochrome

Pictured: Jessica Alba Wearing Louis Vuitton SS13 and models backstage at Stella McCartney spring summer 13 show.

That old reliable – monochrome – has identified itself as a key trend amongst the fashion-savvy. With the coming season being Spring Summer, there is a lightness to this look, as seen on the runway at Louis Vuitton S/S13 and on many a stylish celebrity.

Breaking up heavy block palettes of black and white into silky sheaths and midi-dresses in geometric prints, Louis Vuitton and co. have ensured that monochrome is more than wearable for the Spring-Summer months.

Celine’s interpretation of this trend – in the form of a knotted silk blouse paired with wide-legged high-waisted pants – is for those looking to touch upon the trend. For something that just knocks on the door of fashion-forward, Dolce & Gabbana style thick stripes in the form of a tailored jacket-and-skirt combo with tropical accessories, all for that extra touch of Spring-Summer.

Looking to our most glamorous starlets for inspiration on how to tackle this trend, Jessica Alba in Louis Vuitton at the Golden Globes afterparty keeps a midi-length dress cute and quirky with a bold red lip and laidback hair; while Kristen Stewart makes the look her own in traditional K-Stew style with alabaster skin and tousled hair.

L-R: Sandro jacket €295 at Brown Thomas, Victoria by Victoria Beckham dress €495 at Brown Thomas, Kurt Geiger Mary Janes €270 at Arnotts Department Stores, Tapered pants €45 by Boohoo Boutique at and Peplum Jacket €38 at, Model wears all River Island S/S13


Above are WhatSheWear’s Top Picks, which will ensure monochrome for S/S13 is carried out with aplomb.

A key trend for any season, women everywhere already have the basic staples with which to work monochrome and by focusing on the quirky aspects that make up this look, monochrome for S/S13 is a go-to trend!

How to wear monochrome

Wear your black and white pieces with camel – just like on the Stella McCartney catwalk.

Accessories with all black, like Jessica Alba.

Add a pop of colour via shoes or a bag. Red or pink would work.

– Meghan Costelloe

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  1. 3 Ways to Wear: Print Trousers
  2. Steal Her Style: Jessica Alba
  3. Influenced by: Louis Vuitton
  4. Video: Brown Thomas SS11
  5. Trendy Thursday: Coloured Jeans
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