Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Monochrome lookbook

The Black and White diaries

Gold Chain-£1.50, Topshop sale
Floral Patterned T-shirt-£12.75, Forever 21
Black Disco leggings-£9.99, Misguided
Black Platforms-£10.00, New Look sale
Faux Leather Jacket-£29.99, H&M
Faux Fur Collar-£2, H&M sale

Striped shirt with nautical print-F21 last year

Striped T-shirt-Christmas present from Next
Black Creepers-£23.99, Ebay last year

Navy Blue Beanie-£3.00, Primark

red velvet bow headband-home made

Black dress with peter pan collar-Ebay find
similar dress here
The cat wanted a photo:)

So lately I've been seeing a lot of black and white in the shops and it seems, as well as the usual bright colours of s/s, monochromatic prints will be very popular. From houndstooth, checks and bold stripes, monochrome is everywhere. Cara Delevingne (my favourite model) wears a beautiful embroidered Armani dress on the cover of the UK's March issue of Vogue, with a bold monochromatic square design. I think simple black and white garments can be extremely versatile. The classic little black dress with the addition of a white collar and striped t-shirts with black skinny jeans are the perfect staples. Another benefit of black clothing is it can be very figure flattering and black and white clothing tends to look good whether fitted or baggy. I didn't include my Dr Martens in this post as I have been wearing them to death recently and instead I dug out those things called creepers that everybody was obsessed with last year (although I think docs and similar boots would go nicely with these outfits as well). I also thought I'd include these basic black platforms shoes I got in the New Look sale last month- absolute bargain for £10! I'm sorry if you can't get hold of all these things in the shops still, these outfits are just a few ideas of how to style monochrome :)
Loving this new T-shirt I got in Forever 21 last week, I think its quite Givency esque .