Guest/Sponsored post: How to make it monochrome for SS13

It’s sophisticated, smart and oh-so incredibly stylish and there’s no denying that the monochrome look boasts staying power for this season. However, many people can be a tad apprehensive about wearing monochrome in the summer months for fear it won’t look au fait with the bright neon pops and funky Aztec prints that dominate summer style. Rubbish! Making monochrome chic and summer ready is really easy. Just follow this tip top advice!

Work it
The office is probably one of the best places to rock the monochrome style because it’s so sophisticated. But when your office is sweltering and lawn lunches are on the cards, how do you make monochrome summery? If you work in a corporate environment and need to keep your clothes pretty smart, try black fitted blazers with floaty white chiffon shirts, sharp pencil skirts and black ladies leather shoes. Court shoes, sling back heels and leather patent ballerina pumps are all great summer shoe options.

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The Pretty Dress Company

Keep it…printed
If you’re looking for the perfect night out garm, you can’t go wrong this season with a black and white printed dress. Cut outs around the midriff is a great way to show off some summer skin so don’t be afraid to dare to bare some skin this season! And if you don’t want to show your torso, don’t worry. Silhouette illusion dresses have hit the style radar hard this season – with their black and white panelling they ooze glamour and are really flattering – opt for black panelling along the side of the dress to streamline your figure. Spice it up with red lips and heels for a flawless finish.

To give off a real summer vibe whilst wearing a monochrome ensemble dominate the colour palette with white shades – opt for white backgrounds and fine black detailing on edging and lining for subtle approach.

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Prettygreentea loves this Ted Baker dress and would wear it with a black blazer. 

Fabulous Fabrics
If you want to give your monochrome wardrobe some fun loving summer sprucing then it’s crucial to get the fabric right. Soft cotton crochet will add a boho vibe to your monochrome palette where as satin and silk will offer a sophisticated vibe. Mesh panelling will give you a glamorous night time appeal and floaty materials like lace and chiffon are great for a daytime summer wardrobe. Making it monochrome for SS13 is one of the most stylish decisions you’ll make this season!