Our pick of the highstreet for SS13’s monochrome trend

The monochrome trend is set to be one of the biggest in spring / summer 2013, promising sleek styles matched with fabulous graphic prints worn in bold ways.

As Grazia states, the monochrome trend can be worn by combining stripes, geometric shapes, checks and zigzag prints with different length pieces: cropped tops, short skirts, long jackets – as long as you’re wearing black and white, anything goes!

Monochrome trend inspiration:

Take inspiration from Marc Jacobs, Giles, Balmain, Alexander Wang and Topshop Unique’s runway shows.

Also, inspiration can be taken from River Island’s newest ‘Monochrome’ collection, which launched in stores and online today. RI cite New York as the inspiration for their new collection, taking inspiration from the pencil dresses, tailored blazers and court shoes from the Uptown area of New York, but the sporty sweatshirts, skater skirts and studded loafers synonym with the Downtown area are responsible for the remainder of the collection.

Here’s a look at some of our favourite pieces this season. As ever, we’ve picked easy-to-wear items that will update your wardrobe for the trend, but will be totally wearable in subsequent seasons too!

monochrome trend for Spring Summer 2013

1) Essie Nail Polish in Licorice Black from Beauty.com $8.00
2) Ted Baker Iveey Black Bow Ballet Flats

from Asos.com £42.00
3) Monochrome Butterfly Scarf from Oasis £20.00
4) Boogie Monochrome Patterned Court from Dune £85.00
5) Silk Biker’s Shirt from All Saints $68.00
6) Black Western Heart Jeans Belt from River Island £20.00

Have your say:

Do you love the monochrome trend? What’s your favourite piece this season? Let us know in the comments section below!

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