When huddling in layers of chunky knits, nursing a cuppa and looking out at the forlorn sky, its always nice to look forward to the Summer – no matter how impossibly far away it seems. Aside from the much-longed-for spurts of sun and tinkling ice-cream vans the British Summer graces us with, what I most look forward to in the coming months is the promise of the new Spring/Summer fashion trends. From prints to the swinging sixties, all the ususal culprits were on the S/S ’13 catwalk round up. But what really caught my attention was a rogue trend flaunting neither colour nor bold patterning: monochrome.
Marc Jacobs was first to take this intrepid move, the models stepping onto the catwalk in a rather unexpected vision of black and white. Whilst it may seem to go against the cheery spring/summer grain, this simple style can be an all too welcome break from the somewhat overpowering graphics and fluoro that was bouncing down the catwalk. If you aren’t too keen to go all out in black and white, then adding a stylish piece of monochrome jewellery is the perfect way to integrate this iconic trend into your look.
If you’re looking to invest in a staple piece of jewellery this Spring/Summer, then this Marc by Marc Jacobs ladies’ watch is just the thing from the man himself. Sporting a chic boyfriend style teamed with a bold contrast of black and white, this is a stand-out timepiece with a sports luxe egde. Though striking, the monochrome combination lends a versatile style, perfect for everyday wear with any ensemble.
Emporio Armani’s contemporary fashion style is one that has bagged it a loyal following from all dedicated fashionistas over the years. It’s frequent use of monochrome makes it a particularly versatile brand, ideal for teaming with all sorts of looks for a whole range of occasions. Let monochrome makes it mark on your charm bracelet with this stylish Emporio Armani ladies' black enamel charm bracelet, featuring striped discs, a touch of sparkle and a key charm featuring the iconic Armani eagle.
If monochrome isn’t a striking enough look for you over the summer months, why not add a touch of bling to it with this sparkling Pesavento sterling silver starsdust cubic zirconia ring. A chunky black pixel cocktail ring is embellished with glimmering white cubic zirconia, creating that classic monochrome contrast with a dash of that all important summer shine.
Amanda Wakeley is renowned for her minimalist monochrome jewellery, featuring simply designed black and white ceramic pieces. This Amanda Wakeley diamond bar ring is crafted from smooth white ceramic and set with a chic diamond bar for a dash of sparkle. Team with this chunky Amanda Wakeley black ceramic curb bracelet to complete the monochrome look with a stroke of statement style.
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