Monochrome on the Fashion High Street 2015
From Alexander McQueen to Givenchy, Monochrome stole the spotlight on the ‘Ready to Wear’ catwalks for Spring Summer 2015. I’m a big fan of monochrome (black & white) and although the effect is not entirely new as we have seen the look emerge year after year, there are new shapes, silhouettes, fabrics, textures and patterns evident.
Although I get compliments galore when I’m seen wearing colour, I do tend to wear a lot of black … in fact mostly black. Wearing black and white also works in my favour but I’ve always been wary of looking like an off duty waitress, so styling is important.
The beauty about monochrome – black & white – is that depending on the quality and style of the garment (remember you don’t always have to pay big bucks for quality but in most cases you get what you pay for), you could bag yourself a beaut that will take you through this season, into next season and if it wears well and you look after it, you could have a piece of clothing that remains as an essential in your wardrobe for years.
Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live.’ – Gianni Versace
Unfortunately my purse strings are tightly knotted when it comes to splashing the cash for the above ‘Ready to Wear’ designers. Thankfully though the catwalk monochrome influence can be seen on the High Street and are within my spending budget … so I’ll be back flipping into the fashion waters.
Here are my top Monochrome picks from the Fashion High Street available to buy now …
€65 – Marks and Spencer
€67 – River Island
€93 / £68 – Topshop
€29.99 – New Look
€52 / £38 – Topshop
€24.99 – H&M
€24.99 – New Look
€19.99 – H&M