Monday, 18 February 2013

Vouchercodes: How To Wear - Monochrome

It's no secret that monochrome is my favourite of the Spring/Summer 13 trends, it's featured in many of my wishlists and outfit posts already this year.  It's so easy to wear and you can either be quite subtle and smart with it or go for an eye catching print.  I love mixing polka dots and stripes too, think they look so good together.  I've tried to avoid mixing two of this seasons trends by avoiding bold stripes even though there are lots of fab monochrome bold stripe choices around. I've gone for a mix of shapes, you don't have to stick to polka dots or block colours.

Vouchercodes have given me £80 and set me the challenge of showing you how you can work the trend with your existing wardrobe and on a budget.  Monochrome is everywhere so really wasn't hard to find some amazing pieces at even more amazing prices.  I hope you like the pieces I have chosen.

Outfit One - Work

I love wearing a pinafore to work, it feels smart but a bit kooky at the same time, my favourite combination.  I love this oversize shirt from Glamorous, adding squares and triangles to the print makes an interesting change from standard polka dots.  I have been living in these asos shoes, they work so well with other monochrome items without being too much and are so comfy!

In my wardrobe:  Miss Selfridge Pinafore / Asos Monochrome Shoes

Outfit Two - Weekend

I found this cute little dress in the Divided section of H&M and thought it was perfect, I haven't seen a similar print anywhere else, little plus signs are cute.  I've teamed it with a long sleeved crop top and a pair of pumps to create the perfect weekend outfit for shopping and doing lunch.

Purchased: H&M Dress* - £20

Outfit Three - Night Out

This dress combines three of my current favourite things - polka dots, sequins and monochrome.  I have teamed it with some black heels, my favourite fluffy cardigan and a contrasting striped clutch.  I think someone needs to take me somewhere nice so I can wear this out, hint hint!

In my wardrobe: H&M Cardigan / River Island Clutch / Clarks Shoes
Purchased: Boohoo Sequin Dress* - £35

Total spent - £77

I've posted quite a few monochrome outfits recently, if you would like more inspiration you can view them here.

Other bloggers have styled different spring trends, you can find them using the hashtag #vcukhowtowear on either twitter or instagram or see the roundup post here.  Let me know what you think of my picks!



  1. I love the H&M dress - it is so cute - I never find anything in there purely because the sizing is awful!

    Looks great though xx

  2. I thought you might have that sequin dress, though of you as soon as I saw it xx

  3. oh wow, I love all outfits!
    Gorgeous dress <3
    UK High Street Fashion & Style

  4. Love the cross dress and the spotty one, also where do you get your tights from? I can never seem to get any decent denier tights without them looking shiny and daft!!

    Jade | Beauty Butterfly Blog


  5. I really love the cross dress, all your outfits are fab. I definitely need to get myself a pinafore dress xx

  6. I love all three outfits, the first is my fave though! xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog


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