-Guest Post By Sophia Smith
Sophisticated and stylish monochrome is still a huge trend this season. Timeless black and white partnership including stripes, geometrical shapes, spots and prints can be seen in almost every high street shop window. Of course, the LBD or a white shirt and smart black pants are always a great option, if you want to look classy.
On the other hand, if you’re in a romantic mood this summer, we recommend Milky Pastel and other elegant shades for achieving the gentle, yet chichi look. Pastel is an ideal inspiration for long summer afternoons when you want to go for a stroll downtown or along the beach. Whether you’re more in the mood for monochrome or pastel, don’t worry. Here’s a list of recommendations on how to achieve the perfect outfit for a certain occasion, all written in black and white.
Wearing those stylish stripes
Stripes are having their fashion moment. Wearing a striped skirt or pants gives a simple black or white top a statement look. Many ladies just love the leg-lengthening property of vertical black and white lines. Statement black heeled sandals in combination with striped jeans and a little black purse is all you need for a perfect night out with the girls. If you’re in a need of a cool new arm bag, there are brilliant mono stripe bags with square looks perfect for any occasion.
Going all sporty
Sporty looks have always been in trend. If you like wearing cozy, high-top trainers and t-shirts, you don’t have to worry if you’ll look chic or not. Pick a simple white t-shirt and black and white printed bottoms or tights. Top your look with a white biker jacket and trainers, put on the grey eyeshadow and you’ll instantly become a real head-turner. Sporty monochrome looks simple, but it’s still all the rage this season
Spring/summer 2016 colour forecast showed us the way in which the designers use seasonal colours. There are 40 essential shades, but this season’s been marked by two distinct ones –Peach Pink and Apple Mint. This type of gentle pink with a hint of peach has become the key shade in the Milky Pastel range. You can go for skinny-fit jeans or textured dresses of this colour and add some contrast accents, such as statement necklaces or sunglasses. This pretty pastel can be combined with darker accessories and still look as elegant as ever.
Apple Mint brings freshness to your look. A soft, pale green of this shade looks best when applied to lightweight materials and suitable accessories of different colours. For instance, 2016 Oscars red carpet stroll featured Cate Blanchett who wore a magnificent seafoam green Giorgio Armani Privè gown with hand-sewn clusters of Swarovski crystals, white feathers, and floral appliques.
Wild summer looks
If you’re in a dire need to express all that summer adrenaline that runs through your veins, add some pretty prints to your look. Pick light leopard-print jeans and wear them with a black leather jacket and heels. It’s an all new twist! Or, you can go graphic in black and white and opt for this sort of a mini skirt. Couple it with elegant heeled shoes and a little cross bag, and you’re ready for the fashion show ride downtown.
Styling for the beach
What about spending days on the beach, you might wonder? Don’t worry, trendy patterns of this season apply to all styles of swimwear, as well. There are a lot of amazing models you can find online, and Leonisa might just have the best ones. While some girls still like the advantages of classic black swimsuit style, the others are attracted to pastel shades, such as mint, powder pink or peach pink. It goes without saying that all the beach accessories should be chosen so as to fit the colour and style of the swimming suit.
Hope these pieces of advice were helpful. Whichever option you pick, remember that feeling chic also implies feeling great about yourself. Be proud of who you are and your style will reflect that.
Sophia Smith is an Australian based fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger. She is very passionate about photography, interior design and DIY projects. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She writes for a few successful blogs: Mostly Sugar, How to Simplify, High Style Life and Like it Girl.