In our continuing series of 2013 Trends to Love, today is about Monochrome. Which I find interesting because from my art background white is the absence of colour and black all colours mixed together, so that would mean that a classic black and white look can’t be monochromatic. Because, monochrome is created from one colour or shades of one colour. However, I don’t really care about that, I’m just excited that black and white is everywhere!
The Look: By now, you know I love black and white. I have posted about it several times here and here. In fact, many times if you look hard enough! Even my Football team wears black and white…that is how committed I am. (Yes Maree, I know when you read that you are thinking I should be committed! ) But I just can’t get enough black and white in my wardrobe. Today’s look started with the pants. How fantastic are they?! Love the hounds-tooth print and the black stripe down the leg gives a nod to the sporty trend going on right now. They are current season Target. A lovely white shirt from Country Road and a tweed (yep, more tweed) vest I have had for about 11 years!
The Accessories: In continuing on with the monochrome look, I have on my metal-capped Kurt Geiger shoes and black handbag, both from my Lust-Have list of 2012. Then I stacked on the bling! A strand of black freshwater pearls wrapped three times for varying lengths, a white pearl with black onyx and mother of pearl flower necklace – just for a hint of old Chanel, a bracelet of multi-strands of silver pearls and crystals, plus one big crystal cocktail ring! Just in case that wasn’t enough I have pulled my hair back in a low side pony-tail using a stretchy strand of white pearls and my earrings are a cascade of white, silver and black pearls.
So really this look is on trend for a couple of reasons – it’s monochrome and it has a bit of sports feel thanks to the pants.
Some things I like about the look, besides it being black and white are the masculine side of the white button-down shirt and tweed vest mixed with the feminine fabric of the shirt, the stiletto heels and all the girlie pearls. It’s dressy without being too dressy and I’m looking forward to wearing this somewhere other than the City Oval! Plus, black and white is classic and chic, so it’s always a winner in my book.
How do you feel about black and white? Will you be wearing 2013 trends to love – monochrome – this year? What might you have done differently?