The beautiful Alessandra Ambrosio looked fantastic wearing on-trend in monochrome while out and about in Los Angeles this week. A self-confessed fan of Isabel Marant, her weekend style is always casual and classic with a modern twist. We love her white jeans with unique single black stripe, shop the Forever 21 stripe skinny jeans (£15.06), which are remarkably similar. We also love Alessandra's quilted biker jacket, check out AllSaints new season leathers, many of which are quilted in design. Shop black and white stripe jeans below.
Monochrome and stripes are two of the hottest trends this SS'13 season, so why not wear them together like the A-list to create the ultimate style statement! Stripes have been seen in so many designer collections including Dolce and Gabbana, Moschino and Acne, so it's no surprise the celebrities are working the trend. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in particular gets style points from us for wearing a fashion forward black and white stripe, wide leg, Chanel jumpsuit to an Oscar party. Shop a wide selection of monochrome stripe dresses and separates from ASOS below!
Top Tip: Vertical stripes help to elongate the body while horizontal stripes accentuate curves.
Caroline Flack proved that she can make a fashion statement as she dips into the 60s trend. Dressed in a gorgeous monochrome Asos dress, the Xtra Factor presenter, who is known for her girl-next-door fashion style definitely had heads turning at the Galaxy pop up event. We love this look on her! We will be rocking Caroline's show stopping 60s inspired Asos dress with a pair of Nanette by Kurt Geiger and Dolce & Gabbana classic cream lipstick in nude, teamed with Topshop's Glasshouse palette and Yves Saint Laurent long lasting eye-pencil to recreate the bold eyes.
Shop Caroline Flack's Asos dress and stay fashion forward in this fun SS'13 trend, a must-have for every wardrobe!
Everyone knows that other than the Fashion Week catwalks the only place to find the latest trends are on the street and the perfect place to discover the latest fashion trend worthy street style looks has to be on Instagram! Which is where we spotted our current favourite trend: The statement blazer! A wardrobe must have, the statement blazer can be worked in any season. From the monochrome cotton stripes at Mango, leopard print at Net-a-Porter, Tory Burch tweeds at Harrods to Vivienne Westwood Anglomania at Matches Fashion this trend is a Fashion Week season essential!
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One trend you are probably aware of by now due to the amount in stores and celebs seen sporting the look is the monochrome trend. Let's face it, black and white looks good on everyone and at any time of year so it's always a great investment and never too soon to start wearing it! On the SS'13 catwalks black and white designs were seen at Jill Sander, Alexander Wang, Balenciaga and Marc Jacobs worn as both seprates and stripes, patterns and florals. One of our favourite ways to wear the look was from Dolce and Gabbana, who proved that simple black and white stripes work just as well in high summer, especially worn as playful shorts accessorized with colourful ethnic earrings. Shop the look from just a few of these designers below.
Checkerboard print is slowly becoming a celebrity favourite, which is no surprise as the clean cut geometric print, which dominated the Louis Vuitton SS'13 runway, covers both the monochrome and 60's mod trend! Twilight princess Kirsten Stewart led the Louis Vuitton Checkers appreciation society when she made an appearance during Breaking Dawn Part 2 promotional tour sporting a playful, boyish checkerboard print romper straight off the LV catwalk!
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We think Kristen Stewart looks fab on the cover of February's V Magazine and just like Scarlett Johnasson on the cover of Elle, she is also wearing white Victoria Beckham from her SS13 collection. Victoria confirmed the news via Twitter saying, "Kristen Stewart looking amazing in VB on the cover of @Vmagazine!"
Throughout the 10 page shoot, Kristen wears an on-trend monochrome palette of white vests, shirts and dresses from Victoria Beckham as well as Calvin Klein and Balenciaga. Check out the full V Magazine shoot and recreate some of the looks using similar monochrome styles below.
Source: Inez & Vinoodh for V Magazine February 2013 issue
If you grew up in the 90's then you will not be surprised at the fact that we literally screamed with excitement when we heard about the Spice Girls musical Viva Forever, which premiered last night at London's Piccadilly Theatre. Geri, Mel B, Emma and Mel C all showed solidarity at the photo call for the event, whilst a very laid back Victoria showed up fashionably late with her Beckham brood, apparently due to traffic.
All the ladies looked amazing with singer-turned-fashion designer Mrs. Beckham showing us all how to master monochrome in masculine tailoring. We especially loved Geri Halliwell's Princess like gown and Emma Bunton's lace number.
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X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger was recently spotted out and about in London rocking a gorgeous monochrome midi-dress from ASOS (£30). We are liking the high-street love! Shop her beaut bodycon bargain below.
Promotion for the final Twilight move Breaking Dawn – Part 2 continued this week as Kristen Stewart stepped out in Tokyo. The actress wore a Louis Vuitton black and white checked playsuit for the occasion making her the first start to be spotted in an item from the collection. She wore the playsuit with black strappy sandals. Monochrome check is sure to be a key trend for next season, but why not get ahead of the game and invest now? We love this Marni checked coat (£939) and Minkpink's domino cardigan (£85). You can shop more black and white pieces below.