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SS14 Trend - Monochrome

I’ve done my own research into this year’s spring/summer collection and what the current trends are for the fashion world, and I can tell you that I died a little looking through them all. From monochrome, head to toe pastels and tribal print to huge 3D floral prints and sport luxe, spring/summer couldn’t get any more explosive.

I must admit, my favourite trend for SS14 has to be monochrome – head to toe black and white. Not only are the colours and their pairing timeless, but it’s effortless and simple. The way forward is a white structured shirt. Practically every collection this season presented with this staple. Take inspiration from Erdem and pair with some posy-esque prints and feathers for a night-out look, or go for a more simple look by teaming with an oversized blazer, my favourite bag ever, the tote, strappy sandal heels (or another trend for SS14: Birks) and your favourite sunnies. Voila! You’re bang on trend.

As for the Birks (Birkenstock), I was a little cautious when seeing this trend walk down the runway. Although the shoe can be a little daring, seeing it with the correct outfit made me see their allure. J.W Anderson sent every model out in a pair of Birks this season, and I have to say the collection is breath-taking. If the thought of daring this chunky, super flat slip on is too much for you, check out Office or Asos. They have super slick versions of the shoe with a cross over or double strap, from colours such as metallic to white! I may have to invest in a pair myself.

If you’re not keen on the toned-down palette of these designers, then add a pop of colour to your outfit by combining with other trends, such as the huge 3D floral prints presented this spring, as seen with Versace’s huge blooms, hand-drawn poppies at Jonathan Saunders and embellished crystals at Mary Katrantzou. Although we all know floral prints aren’t groundbreaking (!!) when it comes to spring, they’re always a safe bet.

For affordable fashion, take a look at some of the high street’s re-creations of this season’s trends. I’m sure you’ll find some amazing pieces to flaunt in *laughs*.

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(Photo by Ivania)