"Women who wear black lead colourful lives" - Neiman Marcus
I originally started this blog when I decided I wanted to turn my love for fashion into a career. I opened my wardrobe one day and realised that 90% of my clothing consists of black, white and grey items. So, to start a blog that focuses on monochrome was definitely something I knew I could do. It was a natural decision that I made each and everyday.
Here are my top tips for styling monochrome, its a timeless look and it's easy when you know how.
Top tips for styling monochrome
With minimal neutral pieces, a great way to give an outfit more depth is adding different textures. Utilize items that you already own and style them in a totally different way. A rough denim with a soft silk, a heavy leather with lace - why not?
Marrying different textures creates variety within your existing wardrobe without having to spend more money. If you're building a capsule wardrobe, make sure you add different textures.
Layer up like a pro
Making your wardrobe basics pop! Layering a simple tee, shirt or dress under a jumper and jacket is a stunning, simple and stylish way to add personality to our wardrobe basics. I especially enjoy doing this when I know I will be going from the cold outdoors into warm central heating all day.
Head to toe in one colour, is a really slick look whether it's all snow white, after dark black or 50 shades of grey.
Matchy Matchy, there's a trend some bloggers are calling 'connect 2' this is where you only match two items in your outfit. You can either pair up your pants and shoes, shirt and jacket or your skirt and shirt. It's a pretty 'cool chic' look.
3 Colours - No more!
Those who like to keep their outfits minimal and neutral like myself, know getting dressed in the morning is much easier if you stick to the "no more than 3 colours" rule. One of my favourite fashion bloggers Sarah Donaldson of Harper and Harley, swears by this. I must admit, this is my favourite.
Patterns and strips
If you're wearing stripes and patterns, you're making a statement. Don't mess it up and look like you got dressed in the dark. Go all in or don't go in at all...in my opinion.
Daisy Lowe, English fashion model & Jessica Stam Canadian model have 'gone all in'
Fashion Bloggers who style mono perfectly
Chiara Ferragni - my eternal fashion crush
The Chronicles Of Her
Monochrome can be worn every season, here are my outfits for Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter