Sinead from Love Style Mindfulness shows us just how to style with monochrome... read more
With black and white being a safety option in your wardrobe for your everyday look, sometimes it can get a bit bland and repetitive. Need some styling tips to work that monochrome back into your wardrobe? Then you’ve come to the right place. Sinead who blogs over at Love Style Mindfulness has THE best looks and tips for your every day look…
What do you think when you hear the name Laura Ashley? Do you think beautiful interiors or do you think fashion? I have to admit the prior is what springs to my mind and when they contacted me about working together all I could picture were floral dresses and pinnies. Little did I know…
So if you, like me have previously been unaware of the fashion section of Laura Ashley, I thought I’d introduce you by showing you how I’ve styled up two of their pieces (I couldn’t just pick one!).
Monochrome 2 Ways With Laura Ashley: Look 1
What I love about this shirt is that you can take the bow off if you want and wear it as an ordinary shirt, I can also picture it looking amazing under an oatmeal knit with the collar just poking out! The layering of this coat breaks up the print and ties in the cream in the bag perfectly. I’m also loving the clashing prints of the bag and shirt.
Monochrome 2 Ways With Laura Ashley: Look 2
I had to pick this top because the Chanel vibes were just speaking to me in a way I’ve never felt before. It looks like something that stepped straight out of Blair Waldorf’s wardrobe which is never a bad thing. However, that’s not exactly my vibes so I paired it with some black leather trousers to toughen it up a little and finished it off with my fave cream coat. I love a smart jumper like this for when you’re going for dinner and want to look like you made an effort but also don’t actually want to make an effort. I think it’d be impossible not to look pulled together in this!
I think the mixing of the prints works so well here because they’re both monochrome. Generally when mixing prints I would say, as a rule, make sure that one of the prints is larger like my handbag, with another small print, the gingham.
If you’re going to do monochrome properly, it’s important to get a good balance between the colours. I think it works best when they’re mixed in together, which is why I love these tops. Rather than having block colours, they mix in together beautifully with the top as the meeting point.
We can’t get over how FAB Sinead looks in our 2 tops from our new SS17 collections. She has nailed the outfits, don’t you agree? What are your thoughts? Let us know below or on Twitter @LauraAshleyUK