Well, I found a certain sleeveless shirt in my wardrobe - from last A/W 11 - which consists of horizontal, monochrome stripes of different thicknesses. I haven't worn it for a while and, to be honest, I'd forgotten I had it (does that ever happen to you?!) but I decided it was about time for it to be worn again!
Not long ago, I answered some questions for my friend Taroneh's dissertation on Pretty Polly tights - and she needed a photo of me in them - so I decided to pair the shirt with high-waisted denim shorts (always a winner, no matter what time of year) and the tights.
As the tights are quite provocative, mimicking suspenders, I thought I'd team them with my black peep toe wedges with studded straps and dress up the look for a smart casual occasion. I then added a studded belt, to co-ordinate with the studs on the shoes, and fancy silver jewellery.
Sleeveless Shirt - Topshop
Denim Shorts - MOTO at Topshop
Tights - Pretty Polly
Wedges - New Look
The result was Sexy Mono, proving that different styles and trends can be mixed and still look fashionable together.
I've said it before, but I do love experimenting and clashing trends that you wouldn't normally put together. Try it - you might find that you come up with something really interesting!
(UPDATE - This look has been featured on Look magazine's 'Street Style Fashion' section of the website here.
What do you think to my Sexy Mono look? Katie-xo)