Trend Alert: Monochromatic

Summer is here and so are the summer trends. One trend that I am sure is here to stay is head-to-toe monochrome. This effortless combination provides instant class and is quite easy to pull together with items you already have in your closet. Today I am going to share some inspiration courtesy of a few of my favorite style bloggers, as well as provide some rules of thumb when it comes to rocking this fresh summer look.

The Pink Peonies

Rachel of The Pink Peonies does monochrome in mint (another summer trend) which looks exceptional paired with neutral accessories and brunette locks. In this outfit, Rachel has paired a peplum skirt with a sweater in a very close shade of mint–the texture of the peplum and sweater compliment each other nicely. Rachel is known for her classy ensembles and often works the monochromatic trend into many of her daily looks.

Little Miss Fearless

Amanda of Little Miss Fearless is working the monochrome trend in head-to-toe pink. This monochromatic look works especially well because she has paired several different shades of the same color together–this method is great for adding dimension. The ‘coral’ shade of pink that Amanda is wearing looks great against her tan skin and blonde hair.

Cupcakes and Cashmere

Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere pulls off a classic take on the monochromatic trend–head-to-toe black. Head-to-toe black adds an instant glam factor that is sure to turn heads. Black is slimming and looks great on just about any frame, so if you are a little nervous to dive head first into the monochromatic trend, this is an easy transition that will have you looking fantastic.

Would you rock the monochromatic trend? Share your comments below!

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Trend Alert: Black & White

A few weeks ago, I talked about the black and white trend here. It is still going strong, so I thought it deserved a little more attention. Not only is the trend lining the racks of stores all over the place, its also popping up on personal style blogs all over the web. Today I am going to primarily talk about how different bloggers are rocking this look, but I will also let you know where you can score a few key pieces for your own wardrobe.

Hoard of Trends

Casual Black and White

First up we have Magdalena of Hoard of Trends. She takes the head-to-toe black and white trend casual and makes it look effortlessly chic. She paired a classic white tee with a super cool white biker jacket from H&M, distressed black denim and some white Chuck Taylors.

Cupcakes and Cashmere

Black and White

Next up is Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere. Her spin of the black and white trend has a downtown vibe going. I love the combination of the leather jacket and the lace up heels. Emily always keeps her outfits simple with minimal accessories, which is part of the reason I love her style.

B. Jones Style

Black and White

Finally we have Beth of B. Jones Style. I love the retro feel of Beth’s take on black and white. She is an avid thrifter who digs up some real gems. Both her peplum top and culotte pants are from second hand stores. She always manages to make her thrifted treasures feel fresh and trendy.

Black and white provide perfect contrast to one another and while the color palette is classic, we have seen that it is definitely current. Check out my three favorite black and white pieces below!

Black and White

Black and White Colorblocked Top | Forever 21 | $17.80

Black and White

Black and White Shift Dress | Zara | $89.90

Black and White

Black and White Stripe Leggings | H&M | $14.95

Have you tried the black and white trend for yourself this season? Share your comments below!

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How To Wear: Four Favorite Spring Trends

A few weeks ago I shared four spring trends with you.  I covered pastels, electric color, warm-weather leather and lace…And ever since spring sprung, these trends have been popping up left and right. Today I am going to showcase these trends and provide some outfit inspiration courtesy of some of my favorite fashion bloggers.

Pastels 

Pastels

Rachel of The Pink Peonies knows how to wear color. In fact, she’s probably one of the most color savvy bloggers that I follow. Rachel took the pastel trend to the next level with this outfit. Even though each shade is a little different, this head-to-toe pastel look really works. Check out Rachel’s post here to snag this spring look for yourself.

Electric Color

Electric Color

Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere has a very sophisticated and simplistic style. She always looks pulled together and this outfit is no different.  The bright pink and red compliment each other nicely while the subdued black accessories add the perfect amount of balance. Make sure you visit Emily’s post here to see where you can find this hot spring dress.

Spring Leather

Leather

Krystal of This Time Tomorrow is sporting one of my favorite spring trends, warm weather leather. This leather tank looks great with her distressed denim. Krystal is able to pull several spring trends into this one look: leather, camo and a pop of electric color. The outfit is effortlessly chic. You can view Krystal’s post here for some spring inspiration.

Lace

Lace

Kimberly of Penny Pincher Fashion is one of my favorite bloggers because she styles up some seriously fab affordable looks. In this look she is combining the peplum trend with the spring lace trend. The white lace is very feminine and looks great with her statement necklace. What’s the best part about this outfit? Its all from TJ Maxx!

Which of these spring trends is your favorite? Share your comments below!

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