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Starting today, every week on Tuesdays I will be posting a new wearable trend for the season. This week's trend is monochrome--the classic black and white. Every spring, the pretty florals and pastels come out on the runway, which they also have, but this spring designers are emphasizing black and white prints. Seen on runways of Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta and many more in all prints: polka dots, houndstooth, checkered, stripes...you name it, it was there.
Michael Kors Oscar de la Renta BCBG
Celebs have also already jumped on the trend. Out of all trends for this season, it is definitely the most ready to wear. If you're a risk taker like Miley then definitely try out the beetle juice stripe pants. Vertical stripes on tops or pants will make you appear taller and skinnier. If you have a larger frame, definitely try to avoid horizontal stripes--it will only make you look more broad. However if you have a small upper body, then you can work horizontal stripes to your advantage. Beyonce also rocked this trend by keeping it classy with a black and white jumpsuit at the Grammy Awards.
The best part about monochrome that it is the easiest trend to wear! I know you definitely have something in your closet! It can be worn as a printed blouse, striped pants, color blocked monochrome or a simple dress. Here are some monochrome items for your closet!
Forever 21: Striped Blouse, Checkered Blouse, Geo Print Sweater, Tuxedo Blazer Tuxedo Pants, Wide-Legged Pants
Zara: Color-Blocked Coat