Monochrome ss13 & Mixing Prints: It's all about black and white!


So here's the obvious post! Ha wondered how long it would be till I did the monochrome post. I decided to not be too predictable by just wearing black and white and what better way to execute this trend than mix prints? Mixing spots, checks or stripes and even mixing the same patterns allows you to rock one of the 60’s classic styles considering that spring/ summer of 2013 is significantly inspired by the 1960s, (greatly showcased by Louis Vitton taking on the mod look). The reason why I love monochrome so much is because it’s a classic style and as simple as it’s ought to be, I think it’s a perfect trend for you to add a pop of colour. A novel perspective for it, 60’s with a touch of 2013! I came up with a few fits to show off this style. I was quite excited about the whole idea of mixing prints, especially spots and stripes. If not that then I would just add a pop of color to the outfit.

#Look 1: It's all about the spots and stripes in this outfit and the monochrome palette and nude sandals keep it neat.

Top: River Island| Skirt: River Island| Shoes: Asos| Chocker: Dorothy Perkins

Screwing the photographer or my neighbor lol

#Look 2: With this fit, I went all monochrome. Black and white- so I added a pop of cobalt blue (watch out for this colour this season).

Top: Forever21| Trousers: River Island| Shoes Zara

#Look 3: Again mixing spots and stripes, but this time the opposite to the first outfit. I have switched the spots and stripes and also chose to have a black palette. I've also added a touch of red which ALWAYS compliments a monochrome outfit. 

Top: Asos| Skirt: River Island (Bought on Asos| Shoes: Primark

Necklace: Miss Selfridge| Earrings: Miss Selfridge
#Look 4: I got this jumpsuit from Zara. I absolutely love the mixture of the horizontal and vertical stripes. Has such a modern feel to it. Also reminds me of what Beyonce wore to the Grammy Awards.

Jumpsuit: Zara| Shoes: Primark| Ring: Miss Selfridge

Photography By Cherish Sadoma
Styling by myself: Coco Mantsebo

Catwalk Inspirations:

Marc Jacobs: SS13| Mixing Prints
Balmain: SS13: Mixing Prints
Jil Sander: SS13| Monochrome with a pop of colour
Issey Mikaye: SS13| Mixing patterns
Jason Wu: SS13| Jumpsuit

Lanvin: SS13| Monochrome
Balenciaga: SS13



  1. I loved how you styled these outfits to coincide with the trend. You look fierce, hun!

    xo S.

    1. Thank you so much Hun. Your comment made me smile! Xx


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