Fashion trendspotting ~ Monochrome on the red carpet

A huge amount of celebrities and fashionistas have been spotted wearing this season’s wardrobe staple: monochrome. Here’s a whole host of stars wearing black & white outfits this year: Disney darling Vanessa Hudgens wears an embellished gown on the red (or pink!) carpet, the never-ageing Christina Ricci was spotted in this cropped outfit at New York Fashion week and Taylor Swift wears monochrome stripes. Even the front cover of this month’s Glamour magazine features January Jones in a chess-board ensemble.

monochrome fashion trend for spring summer 2013 black and white ashley greene christina ricci kristen dunst taylor swift made in chelsea rosie

It’s one of those trends that crops up almost every year, so we’ve all probably got something black or white in our wardrobes already so it’s an easy trend to follow without forking out for a whole new look. Take inspiration from the stars above including Made in Chelsea’s Rosie wearing a top from Missguided with plain back trousers, movie-star duo Kirsten Dunst and Garrett Hedlund wear his ‘n’ hers white shirts at Paris Fashion Week and Twilight’s Ashley Greene wore a LWD (little white dress) and added a black belt to channel the monochrome trend. So all you need to do is dig out your work trousers, interview shirt or LBD and add a few contrasting accessories to get the look. Try Primark for this spotty bag (only 3 quid!) & mono satchel, Ellos for colour block tops & trilby hats, and New look for this retro print bag, striped clutch and white collar ~ click on the image below to shop for these monochrome accessories!

fashion monochrome trend black and white 2013 accessories from ellos new look primark

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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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