Wearing: Zara top and shoes White Stuff jeans (here) Whistles bag (here) Quay Australia sunglasses (similar here)
Monochrome is a look I always revert to because it's easy. I own so much black that to pull together a monochrome look is so simple and I like to do this more with casual wear to avoid the 'penguin suit' look that comes from smart black and white styling; unless you are actively going for the 'le smoking' you can end up looking a little 'le waitress' otherwise.
I added a little bit of print with these leopard print loafers which have to be probably the oldest pair of (non vintage) shoes in my wardrobe. Adrian bought me these for my 26th birthday and they have worn well. Also just goes to show that a classic like this never goes out of style. I think I've had them re-heeled once and they have just gone on and on!
I have tried to make a concious choice to wear more colour over the winter; I always find this easier to do over the colder months as I can layer up autumnal colours with denim and neutrals which pares them back a little more easily than the summer would allow. I will be investing in shades of olive, claret and mustard with (of course) splashes of leopard print and plenty of denim to break up the palette. Hopefully I can get out of the habit of only wearing black and introduce a bit more colour to my daily looks.
I have recently picked up a pair of the Quay Australia sunglasses from ASOS. There's been so much hype around this brand, and whilst I rarely spend money on sunnies, these were half price in the sale at just £12.50, which didn't seem too bad. They are a really cool style and fit and I can see why they have become so popular so quickly. I have my eye(!) on this pair and this pair next.