The dark season is over…

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Summer is known to be about being able to go to outdoor events, we are able to wear our favourite dresses and shorts without having to worry about the ‘cold’ weather. It’s all about the sunglasses, open toe shoes, light weight clothing and being free from the cold and fever. A lot of people plan road trips and vacations in summer, let us do all of that in style.

Summer 2013 is all about colour, monochrome and graphics. Don’t be afraid of standing out with bold colours and contrasts. Play around with different patterns, shapes and stripes. The following are a few ideas on what to wear this season (summer must haves).

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You will never go wrong with neons (bright and bold colours).

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Look stylish and chic in graphic and monochrome.

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Summer does not exist without colour, combining colour and elegance.

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These are a few looks that you can consider for this season #summer2013….

Sources

Images are from: Google images

Graphic: http://cdn2.chicisimo.com/thumbs/files/2013/06/miu-miu-argento-zara-occhiali-occhiali-da-sole~look-main-single.jpg

Moving from Black & White to Monochromatic

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This is a continuation from my previous post on the monochrome trend. Its also driven by my interest in the monochrome and monochromatic trend (simple elegance) you do not have to try too hard to look stylish. The monochromatic trend is quit intriguing because it is not about matching colours or colour blocking. Monochromatic is about using the same colour for the entire outfit, its no longer only about wearing all black or all white. You can use one colour for the whole outfit. You can create variations and contrast through the use of different shades and textures by using the same colour scheme.

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Tips on the monochromatic trend: you can use different shades of the same colour to make your outfit look more interesting (using light and dark contrasts). Another tip is to add a bit of personality and variation by wearing different coloured shoes, accessories and bags. You can also accessorize with your metallics such as your gold or silver neck pieces and earrings. In my perspective I think  white and neutral colours are the best colours, to add a bit of variation to the entire look. Apart from this I think monochromatic is a simple trend to pull of and its something that you have in your closet. Simplicity is key. For instance you can wear a coral colour, with a hint of peach or orange and white.

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Monochromatic pant suits

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Look stylish, chic and fabulous in monochromatic. I love this trend because it is easy to articulate and its another timeless trend. If you love colour and you like standing out and being acknowledged monochromatic is for you…..

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REFERENCES

Images are from:

http://www.hercampus.com

http://2.bp.blogspot.com

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The Monochrome Trend…….simple elegance

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The constant changes and re-emergence of trends in fashion are quit intriguing. At one point florals are ‘in’ followed by pastel colours then comes neon colours. These are bright and vibrant colours and they also epitomize the spring/summer season. However spring 2013 is also about embracing staple or basic colours such as black and white this is also known as the monochrome trend. In my perspective monochrome is a constant trend. In addition black and white are staple colours and almost everyone has something black or white in their closet. These colours are often perceived as colours that you wear when you go to work or to a funeral. Some people think that black and white does not stand out which is not true, you can look elegant and fashionable in a simple black and white outfit.

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Apart from this there are other positive connotations to these colours. For instance white represents purity, precision and humility. Black is about sophistication, style and elegance. In my perspective black and white are colours that are easy to match and one can pull of stunning outfits with those colours both independently and combined. What I love about monochrome is the ability to play around with patterns such as stripes, blocks and spots. It’s not about knowing which colours work well together its about knowing which items of clothing can you put together to pull of a fabulous outfit.

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This is how I wear  black and white, a simple black and white dress and a pair of heels.

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REFERENCES

The meaning of colours:

http://www.three-musketeers.net/mike/colors.html

http://www.incredibleart.org/lessons/middle/color2.htm

All images are from: google images