Jumper-F&F, Necklace-H&M, Bag-Matalan, Hat-H&M, Rings-H&M/Vintage, Skirt-Topshop,
I feel like I haven't done an outfit post in a while so its nice to get back into the swing of things with something that's predicted for Spring 2013...Monochrome. And man i need to go get my split ends chopped!
You really cant go wrong with the two classic contrasting colors and with this outfit I've really fallen back in love with (for some) the dreaded stripes. I'll admit like most people I use to go by the "fashion" rules of body type but why? Not all stripes are bad. In fact depending on placement they can actually flatter your body shape.
For example I wore stripes on my top half which supposedly widens your body in some crazy fashion optical illusion sort of way, therefor I teamed it with a more fitted black midi skirt to balance it out. That's probably the key to stripes - balance.
I really love teaming classic colors with natural tans and browns, they always seem to work really well and tend to soften the harsh contrast of the white and black. I've had this satchel for ages so much so i forgot i had it until i was rummaging around to find another missing bag. Browns and tans are great colors to last you through all four seasons and the beloved satchel style is a favorite of mine.
And yes it happened, I caved in to the popular hat trend which i once disliked but now love. Its actually taken me a while to find this style of hat with a big enough rim....so to speak. My hair is thick and shoving a small fitted hat on my head tends to make my head look like its squeezed into the hat even though its perfectly snug. But this hat from H&M has a wide rim and larger bowler top therefor sits perfectly fine even tilted back.
I'm looking forward to seeing more monochrome pieces on the high-street. I'm not really one for pastel shades and bright colors, so this Spring colors collection suits me perfectly!