Forget stripes, forget your standard old checks, this season it’s all about gingham. I decided as soon as I saw the gingham boots with floral embroidery in Topshop that this print was going to be big. It’s being mixed with other huge trends – like ruffles or embroidery – to make it less bottle green school uniform and more monochrome chic. It doesn’t really matter what your style is because if you trawl through the high street you’re sure to find something monochrome to suit your personal style. I’ve seen trousers in Zara, playsuits in Topshop, not to mention this skirt from Missguided.
When I first saw the skirt I imagined it paired with something pink (another huge trend right now, might I add) but since I don’t own a pink jumper (shocker, I know!!!) and at the time of shooting it was still waaay too cold for a t-shirt, I went for the next best thing: total monochrome.
Honestly, this wasn’t the easiest of looks to style because of the weather situation we’ve got going on at the moment. One minute the sun’s out and it’s t-shirt weather and the next there’s an arctic breeze blowing overhead. I usually try and avoid stuffing a knit into a fitted skirt because it’s not really the best look, is it? The trick is to find a jumper that’s long sleeve but light weight, and my Nicole Farhi sweatshirt is the perfect example of that. It’s super soft and warm with really long sleeves but it’s not too thick and heavy and doesn’t cause too many lumps and bumps in the skirt. I think that’s what they call a winner.
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My fave thing about the skirt is probably the ruffle. It adds a little somethin’ somethin’ to the shape and gives it a bit of a formal vibe while maintaining its cool fashion status. Missguided always do the perfect fit for small girls like me so this one’s definitely a keeper.
Let me know your thoughts on the monochrome trend, xx Sophie
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