Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Monochrome Trend: How To Style Black & White Shorts

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Shorts* ASOS / T-Shirt Hero&Cape / Leather Jacket ASOS / Bag Mulberry / Bracelets ASOS / Necklace* Punky Pins / Shoes Kurt Gieger (similar here) / Hat Miss Selfridge

I don't own enough shorts, or at least not culotte shorts with a funky print on it. When I was younger, I loved culottes and had a pair for Primary School. I don't know why but I loved them! I must've been because I could get away with the length being just above the knee. As a stand alone piece, I don't think I would have picked these black and white tribal print shorts if I saw them on shop railings but as it was ASOS, I got to see it how it was styled on a pretty model and I thought "yeah, I can make these shorts work for me!". They're quite a nice pair to have because I reckon they will become a staple piece throughout the year, regardless to what season it is. That's pretty good going for a pair of shorts that cost £15.00!

As you saw from yesterday's blog post, I have previewed the ways I have styled this as part of ASOS S/S 14 Trend Challenge. My next blog post from this series will be on Sunday but this first look is casual chic, a relaxed informal, monochrome look. Monochrome is another S/S 14 trend, but I feel kind of silly saying that to you because it's only black and white.... that's always going to be ~in style~, it ain't going no where! It's not exactly groundbreaking, but perhaps I've not explored or pushed myself out of my comfort zone with this simple trend. It can be quite avant-garde but avant-garde I am not! Best to stick to what I know best and say true to my own style! This type of outfit is perfect day-wear for all kinds of occasions; meeting friends for lunch, cinema dates, day out, shopping, that kind of thing. It is a very comfy outfit thanks to the elasticated waist and a loose-fit t-shirt. I have layered up with a cardigan and a leather jacket, accessorised with some bracelets and my brand new name necklace from Punky Pins. I am a huge fan of Sex And The City and although I have a few name necklaces, I didn't have a gold one that is in the style of Carrie Bradshaw until now! Life. Made! 

From the archive: For more style ideas, check out my other monochrome outfits

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  1. Nice look, I love the shorts they're so cute !

  2. i love those shorts, such a beautiful pattern - and styled so nicely xxx

  3. Love this outfit, especially the shorts!

  4. Very stylish look! Love the short!


  5. Absolutely love this outfit!! It may not be 'avant garde' but its certainly chic! Love how you've styled the shorts for the current climate and I'm still obsessed with those shoes.

    Seeing as we share the same name, can I borrow your necklace? ;-)

    Sarah x

  6. Love this Sarah! Can you tell me what the closure is like on the shorts? Is there a zip or is it a stretchy waistband? Thanks :)

    1. Hi Amy! The shorts have no fastening on it, it is just an elasticated / stretchy waistband. Very comfy! x

  7. Love this outfit on you! You cannot beat a black leather jacket and your hair and glasses are so cute.

    Great post :)

    Hailes Hearts Fashion.

  8. Uhh I love it *__*
    Sadly it's been raining like crazy here T__T It's so unsualy cold!

    Anyway, take care, have a nice day!*

  9. Ahh, I love how you styled those shorts! It can be hard to pull off black and white without looking boring, but you do it so well. That name necklace is lovely by the way, I've been meaning to get a similar one for ages!

  10. It's great outfit :) you look fabulous :)
    Muilo Burbulai

  11. This look is totally stunning, I am so rubbish at making outfits but posts like this really help give me inspiration.

    You look beautiful x


  12. Sarah, your blog just makes my eyes go dreamy and these photos are perfect also. I LOVE shorts, and these are pretty delicious too! I think they're perfect to dress up and down and great all year round... You beautiful creature you xx

  13. I love these shorts! taking a trip over to asos as we speak! x


  14. These shorts are super cute. I love this whole black and white color scheme. I bet those shorts would look awesome with a brightly-colored blouse or tights too!

  15. Hi Sarah, I saw you picture in Now magazine your blog is lovely! Love your outfit posts and your glasses are cute :)

    Hanh | hanhabelle

  16. Ooh I thought those shorts were a shirt at first! Love them, that print is amazing!!
    Raffles Bizarre Blog

  17. I possibly just wrote shirt instead of skirt...

    1. Ha, Jess! Not to worry. At least you didn't mispell shirt as 'shit', which is what I did in an email once. *head desk*

  18. You look fabulous. Inspiration! X


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