Monochrome dressing is nothing new.
Dressing in a single hue from top to bottom, especially with the recent predilection for vibrant pigments, is something to be strongly considered. For the next coming weeks I will be doing Monochrome Days; picking a single colour and showing examples of off-the-runway and on-the-street outfits in an effort to inspire dressing around a single shade.
If you need sometimes a break from all the colorful clothes, floral, batik, stripes and animal pattern and you should focus more on minimalist looks with monochrome basics and start with the timeless colour blue.
Shirt by DKNY Jeans, Blazer by Calvin Klein, ripped Jeans, Shoes by Gant
…never dissappoints! No matter what trend other fashion retailers push, you can always rely on the classic, fresh East Coast look from GANT: Bright and pastel colours, gingham /Vichy /dots and marine stripes on Chinos, shift dresses, capri trousers and skirts!
I’m wearing a quintessential Gant blouse with pink gingham checks and puff sleeves.
Above: Gingham Capri trousers from GANT SS 2012 collection. Sexy teamed with espadrilles wedges.
The GANT gingham Poplin dress SS 2012.
Timless cut dress and bold fresh colours – synonymous with Gant’s signature look
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” noted Leonardo da Vinci and Coco Chanel famously said:
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
Which is embodied in my silk shift dress in navy blue, with a round neck and a flattering tulip skirt (this suits any body shape) from Gant.
I love the American preppy chic (Tomny Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Gant) and their no-nonsense approach to fashion. I can always rely on colourful shirts with pretty details, flattering classic dresses and timeless blazer / duffle coats.
Clothing with dots can look fresh and trendy when done the right way, but beware; it can look frumpy and housewifey when done wrongly. Always go for BIG dots; small dots, especially on black fabric, will make you age 10 years!
Kristin Davis and Cheryl Cole perfect the look on white fabric and with larger dots, although I personally think Cheryl’s shoes are dotty-overkill. Try not to overdo it. Plain coloured shoes would have looked better with this cute dress!
I am wearing a dark brown blouse with large cream dots.
Great cardigan in navy from Gant’s current cruise collection. www.gantuk.co.uk
Kleidung mit Punkten kann trendy und frisch aussehen, wenn man es richtig macht. Allerdings muss man aufpassen denn der Look kann schnell altmodisch aussehen. Kleine Punkte, besonders auf schwarzem Stoff, machen gleich mal 10 Jahre aelter. Achtet also immer darauf, dass die Punkte nicht zu klein sein. Groessere Punkte sehen immer frischer aus.