• {Fashion Monday} Monochrome inspired

    Looking out the window today on this Spring Bank Holiday Monday and it is raining, typical of British weather. I have mentioned a number of times of this blog that I hardly dress for the weather and when I do it’s more on the colour front than anything else. Today I thought I put together my typical outfit for such a weather, I am more of a monochrome type of dresser but I have been slowly adding in some colour in my wardrobe which has resulted me creating my monochrome inspired outfit.

    There is nothing special about this outfit except for the fact that I have added some colour to otherwise a monochrome inspired look.

    Spring Bank Holiday


    Those who know me know I love nothing more than wearing my blacks and whites and have put many an outfit with these two colours. But even though I love these two colours, I have been expanding my wardrobe and adding in more colours and what better way to add a pop of colour to your monochrome inspired outfit than adding nude or rose gold colours to complete the look.

    Wearing monochrome outfits and making them look fashionable enough is not always easy for everyone (I am not claiming I nail it all the time). We all dress up in black/white outfits every now and again and by definition that is monochrome but how do we make it more fashionable with little to no effort on your part.

    Jeans/Trousers – Readers of this blog know of my new-found love of ripped jeans so it comes as no surprise that my first tip is if you’re comfortable enough with it then find your favourite pair of black ripped jeans. That along is enough to make whatever outfit you have in mind stand out.

    Tops/outwear – I have mentioned it is raining today so I am thinking long-sleeved top and because I was thinking monochrome outfit I picked this stripped long sleeve top. You don’t have to pick this one you can choose to wear, white, black or grey which ever you fancy. For the outwear I have a lovely roll up blazer which comes in very handy when it gets warm I can roll it up or when it gets cold I can roll it down.

    Shoes – Since it’s raining I do not want to wear flats nor do I want to wear boots so I chose sling back sandals which are high enough and look really pretty, yes without an umbrella my feet would get wet but I do not plan on playing in the rain. I think these sandals bring to this outfit a little sophistication, class and yet simplistic effort from your part.

    Accessories – Continuing with the monochrome trend I had my black/white phone cover to the mix and the black beanies to protect my hair. But just because the trend is monochrome it did not deter me from adding some rose cold accessories; Watch, pendant and earrings.

    Bags – There is nothing I love more than finding that one bag that stands out in the crowd and this faux leather tote bag does just that. Apart from the accessories everything is basic and unless looking for them, the accessories would be hidden in the mix and since even with my monochrome outfits I want something to stand out I figured this nude coloured bag would do just the trick.

    And there you have it, your monochrome outfits should not be boring when you dare to wear them. You can always had some spice to it by adding some colours like rose gold accessories.




    1. July 3, 2016 / 10:19 pm

      Some fab choices there, I must admit, I do like the monochrome look with clothing

      • July 4, 2016 / 9:50 am

        Thanks and I feel the same way

    2. July 3, 2016 / 7:53 pm

      Love that bag, where is it from?? xxx

      • July 4, 2016 / 9:50 am

        I need to double check but I think I saw similar from H&M

    3. July 2, 2016 / 6:35 pm

      I am really loving these colours. Really like the jumper the most

      • July 3, 2016 / 6:53 pm

        Thanks Natasha

    4. July 2, 2016 / 6:15 pm

      Monochrome is a trend I can get on board with and I like your choices, more so with the watch and earring additions,

      • July 3, 2016 / 6:53 pm

        Thanks Stephen, monochrome is easy to style I think

    5. July 1, 2016 / 10:51 pm

      That bag and watch are gorgeous I could see them in my wardrobe.

      • July 2, 2016 / 11:27 am

        Awe thanks so much Melanie

      • July 2, 2016 / 11:26 am

        Thanks so much Sarah

    6. June 30, 2016 / 1:29 pm

      Big fan of monochrome, great roundup 🙂

      • June 30, 2016 / 4:21 pm


    7. June 30, 2016 / 9:57 am

      I absolutely LOVE that slouchy, stripy jumper – just the sort of thing I would wear, it looks so soft!

      • June 30, 2016 / 4:21 pm

        I am all about comfort so this was an easy choice for me

    8. June 30, 2016 / 12:20 am

      I’m definitely liking the ripped jean look with that shade. I can definitely see rose gold jewelry looking great with black and white.

      • June 30, 2016 / 6:49 am

        Thanks Liz, I love ripped jeans and rose gold jewellery is just too pretty

    9. June 29, 2016 / 4:34 pm

      I tend to wear a lot of monochrome but sticking mainly to black! Great picks x

      • June 29, 2016 / 8:24 pm

        Thanks Rhian, same here

      • June 29, 2016 / 9:06 am

        It sure is, thanks for stopping by Jemma

    10. June 5, 2016 / 4:35 pm

      I really like the bag you picked! Both colour and it’s style are just perfect.

      • June 5, 2016 / 6:15 pm

        Thank you Agata

    11. June 5, 2016 / 7:12 am

      I do not own enough monochrome and I love the look you put together the jeans are awesome x

      • June 5, 2016 / 9:40 am

        Thanks, I have a bit and love it

    12. June 4, 2016 / 10:12 pm

      Black and white always go together. If raining. black shoes are my favorites. 🙂

      • June 5, 2016 / 9:40 am

        It does doesn’t it!!! I love it

    13. June 4, 2016 / 12:52 pm

      As someone who used to live in black, I decided 18 months ago that it had no place in my wardrobe anymore! I now think i need to reconsider as these choices look fabulous!

      • June 4, 2016 / 4:58 pm

        I think you can still keep a few stylish items in black and white and then the rest be colourful

    14. June 3, 2016 / 9:40 pm

      I love wearing anything black and white you have some beautiful choices here 😀 x

      • June 4, 2016 / 9:31 am

        I am the same too

    15. June 3, 2016 / 7:47 pm

      I love all of your picks here, and the rose gold accessories are the perfect accompaniment to the monochrome look. Very chic! x

      • June 4, 2016 / 9:30 am

        Thanks Zoe I love rose gold too

    16. June 3, 2016 / 3:59 pm

      Beautiful selection of clothing! We happen to be getting a lot of sunshine right now so might be a bit too hot for black…very unusual for scotland!

      • June 4, 2016 / 9:30 am

        Oh wow Scotland is warmer than England these days

    17. June 3, 2016 / 2:46 pm

      This is like my perfect outfit…goes to buy it all haha

      • June 4, 2016 / 9:29 am


      • June 4, 2016 / 9:29 am

        Me too I am all about blacks and whites but love adding in colour

      • June 4, 2016 / 9:29 am

        I know right, it’s the best

    18. June 3, 2016 / 10:03 am

      my entire wardrobe is basically monochrome! who needs colour in their wardrobe!? haha

      • June 4, 2016 / 8:58 am

        Hahahaha lol colour is inevitable

    19. June 3, 2016 / 6:27 am

      I’m loving your style choices here! I need new clothes… I will definitely look into monochrome colouring.

      • June 3, 2016 / 7:49 am

        Thanks, hope you pick out some items you will like wearing

    20. June 3, 2016 / 12:42 am

      I love the bag and the watch they are gorgeous!!!! Time for a shopping trip I think.

      • June 3, 2016 / 7:49 am

        Hahaha it is isn’t it

    21. nicol
      June 2, 2016 / 11:23 pm

      loving the stripes! I love monochrome and will continue to wear it throughout the year and forever haha

      • June 3, 2016 / 7:49 am

        Hahahah that’s nice to know

    22. June 2, 2016 / 9:19 pm

      I love monochrome clothing. Those shoes are gorgeous. Perfect for summer season x

      • June 3, 2016 / 7:48 am

        Thanks Emma

    23. June 2, 2016 / 9:03 pm

      I adore the rose gold watch and the black cut out heel boots are gorgeous as well. I love this look.

      • June 3, 2016 / 7:48 am

        Thanks Ana from a fashionista like you that’s an amazing compliment

      • June 30, 2016 / 8:16 pm

        Aw thank you that is very kind of you 🙂 I have a pair of black cut out boots that are similar xx

      • July 1, 2016 / 10:01 am

        😊 that’s one thing I need to replace and get some new ones black cut out boots

    24. June 2, 2016 / 8:14 pm

      I do love the monochrome trend but those earrings are totally divine x

      • June 3, 2016 / 7:48 am

        I know right, I love them too

    25. June 2, 2016 / 8:01 pm

      I Love everything on this list. Especially the zebra stripped items. I wish I had your sense of fashion and style. I guess thats the benefit of reading blogs like this for fabulous ideas. Angela from Daysinbed

      • June 3, 2016 / 7:48 am

        Awww thanks Angela, I try and throw things together and see how they look like

    26. June 2, 2016 / 7:35 pm

      I have to admit while I live in dark colours, I don’t think I’ve ever tried monochrome, it is a trend I really need to give a whirl. x

      • June 3, 2016 / 7:47 am

        I wasn’t much into knowing about it before but now I am taking an interest

    27. June 2, 2016 / 6:33 pm

      I love the monochrome style, it’s so lovely. Great choices here

      • June 3, 2016 / 7:46 am

        Thanks so much

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