I am currently trying to refresh my wardrobe and will be selling most of my clothes hopefully at the beginning of July when I have a little bit more time. My love of monochrome has never changed and I believe black and white is a colour to match anyone's skin tone & style! I am fed up with investing in certain items of clothing for them to go out of trend within the next couple of weeks. It's such a pain! So from now on I am sticking to basics and accessorizing with colour and pattern.
My monochrome wardrobe basics:(please click on images to link)
First thing first...A good pair of jeans! Now I know these aren't monochrome but jeans go with anything & everything so its fine. They are a fashion must have and depending on you body shape or preferred fit they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes! (so no excuses for not owning a pair ladies). From dressing up to dressing down, through the years jeans have always been a go to item. Currently the must have style of SS14 is a pair of ripped jeans, either boyfriend fit or skinny..the worlds your oyster! You could even make your own & create as may rips as your heart desires. I don't like my rips too 'holey' and 'gapey' therefore I have opted for these...
(and I have never looked back!)
(and I have never looked back!)
TOPSHOP MOTO AUTHENTIC RIPPED SKINNY JEANS
My next item has to be basic tees, now I wasn't a fan of a plain t-shirts purely because I considered them to be grown up, boring and thought they wouldn't look right on me (I know silly how a simple t-shirt wouldn't look right on someone) But I honestly believe that the basic tee has been developed and restyled into a casual, understated versatile item with the use of soft quality fabrics. I love the ones from H&M since they have included a scoop bottom hem which adds curves and elongates the legs, aswell as a small pocket which prevents the top from looking too plain!
H&M JERSEY BASIC TOP
A staple jacket is also at the top of the list & this is where I would be a little bit more adventurous with fabrics and textures. I don't usually wear long jackets as I am quite short however I made an aception for this TOPSHOP number. I love the pattern of this duster jacket and since it is black and white it is great for any season. The raised texture adds a different dimension and gives an luxurious feel. The cute collar curves around the top of the collarbone giving a sleek, 'fashioneasta' feel when wearing it. However I did buy this jacket in the sale for only £20.00 but had to get it in a size 12 so it's very oversized (I don't know if its a good thing or a bad thing) either way..I love it!
TOPSHOP SNAKE PRINTED DUSTER JACKET
Another on-point jacket is a black leather, wear day or night this jacket has been a staple for the past year and adds a edgy look to any outfit. Biker jackets have been reformed into various colours and styles to fit trends however I believe a black biker will never let you down! It can be thrown over anything for any occasion and the smooth leather texture just adds something different to an simple dull outfit.
ZARA BLK BIKER JACKET
In my eyes a wardrobe would not be complete without some stripes..enough said.
ASOS/NEWLOOK PRINTED STRIPE TEE
Now for the shoes, my SS14 go to shoe are these holographic slip ons. Recommenced by a fellow friend and fashion blogger GLAMOUR DUCHESS since we were searching high and low for a pair of pumps that would go with everything & I think we found them. I know they aren't to everyone's taste but they look so good with tanned ankles and jeans and due to the vast amount of colours in the holographic material they will go with everything! I originally wanted the ASOS ones but found these from OFFICE for £20.00. They are reasonably comfortable however did need to be worn in first..I guess so does any shoes. Right?
OFFICE HOLOGRAPHIC KICKER SLIP ON'S
So that's just a little bit of an inside into what I have been buying for my new basic wardrobe.