Sunday, March 24, 2013

On Trend | Monochrome Contrast

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I'm ready for a season change. Though spring sprung five days ago (that string of words makes me chuckle), it is still far too early for a wardrobe switch on Nantucket. In fact, on the third morning of spring this year I woke up to snow, which deterred all early bird desires to dress in a spring-full state of mind. It has, however, put me in a state of anticipation which I'm fueling with lots of window shopping, fashion blog wandering, and wish-list making. 

Loving the trend of monochrome, my eye has been gravitating to airy pieces in black, white, and gray (Spring 2013 monochrome designer inspiration: Marc Jacobs, Jill Sander, and Stella McCartney). To style them I envision adding bright pops of color while playing with structure, frill and flow (Spring 2013 frill and flow designer inspiration: Givenchy and Balenciaga). It's a graphic nod to 60's mod in a very modern, care-free way. 

The Forever 21 maxi is on trend with it's black and white play and cutout back, and I could easily wear this to the office, a weekend concert, or out for cocktails with different styling. For the weekend, I'd pair it with a structured gray jacket from Evans. Black with gold hardware would the tone of all my accessories: the Dolce Vita Cerro flat is sexy and sleek, and I love the rocker edge of this ASOS belt. Both would look killer when paired with a stack of beautiful Alexis Bittar arm candy, and one of Banana Republic's new chains (not pictured) around my neck. To contrast all my monochrome: the Marc by Marc Jacobs Werdie Weavy Top Handle Messenger in safety yellow. It's dreamy.

The third day of spring on Nantucket: 1.5 inches of snow.

© Habit & Style, 2013

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