Spring Lookbook : Monochrome

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You can definitely feel spring in the air!
It’s a lot brighter in the mornings and I’m looking forward to being properly able to ditch the tights and jackets. For now, as requested, I thought I’d show you how I plan to style the monochrome fashion trend this spring season. I also had to make some use of all the monochrome pieces I have been buying lately lol (haul video here).
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The key thing for me with styling monochrome is not being afraid to accessorise with lots of bright colours, whether it be with your makeup (cant go wrong with a red lip) and/or accessories. Done nicely, it always looks good and adds a nice contrast to what could otherwise be a boring black and white palette.
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I also think you can also mix things up with clashing black and white prints. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find anything appropriate in my wardrobe to demonstrate this but have a look at my video below for my styling in motion! You can tell I got a bit carried away making the video as it took me absolutely AGES to make as I was so busy and was being stupidly pedantic lol, so if you enjoy it please let me know and make my day!

Outfit details as described in the video:

The dressed up shirt dress:
Topshop stripe split side tee – I love that this is only £15 and so versatile!: (available here)
Topshop Pork Pie Hat – (here)
Zara red buckle sandals – (here) – I love these shoes so much I dedicated an entire post to them! (here)
High waist shorts: I got these ages ago but they are sold out now, but here are a similar pair.
The Pop of Colour 
Zara Striped Skirt: (here)
Topshop Basic skinny strap vest: sold out but Im pretty sure you can get similar from most stores.
Zara Blazer: Sold out :-( but Zara have a double breasted blazer I have been lusting over here
Zara block heel orange sandals: Sold out but I really like this pair for colour blocking.
Neon Contrast
Topshop Moto Acid Wash Leigh Jeans: here
Forever 21 vertical stripe chiffon shirt: (here)
Primark sandals: Primark dont have a website but Im pretty sure Ive seen this pair of heels in the store lately. I got them last year but Im quite certain they are still around. Only £12 too!
Work Chrome:
Checkered Blouse: Vintage – I got this top for only one euro the last time I was in Paris. I got loads of things from the vintage stores so you can check them out here if you want.
Basic Skirt: Forever 21
Zara Mid heel court shoes: These are the same ones in my last monochrome haul. I love the Mesh detailing against the suede, its more visible on the Zara site (here)
That was a long post… thoughts? x


  1. March 21, 2013 / 5:00 pm

    I love your outfits ! And am going to switch Youtube on my TV so i can watch your lookbook on wide-screen haha.

    Much Love !


    • March 21, 2013 / 8:49 pm

      Your video is amazing Adele ! Love all the looks ;)

    • March 21, 2013 / 10:15 pm

      Thank you Natasha! Our chat last week was a major inspiration for me to push harder with it lol x

  2. April 1, 2013 / 4:43 am

    I love all of these looks! Monochromatic looks are so easy, and they always make you look so put together. I’m obsessed with color so I like doing the same thing that you do: adding a pop of color to a neutral look.

    -Mega from http://dressuponacloudyday.com

    • April 9, 2013 / 12:09 am

      ditto! well said! thank you for reading!

    • April 9, 2013 / 12:09 am

      thank you for popping by, glad you liked it! :-D

  3. April 7, 2013 / 8:43 pm

    Awesome video Adele! I love how you incorporated both photos and a video to capture your spring lookbook. Fabulous post and well deserving to be in IFB’s Links a la’ Mode!


    • April 9, 2013 / 12:10 am

      Thank you very much Vanessa! so sweet :-D

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