17 February, 2014

Wear It Now: Black & White

Wearing black and white is one of the easiest trends to incorporate into your wardrobe, if you haven’t already. Wearing black combined with white adds a stunning contrast, and interest to any look, while the neutrals keep it practical for any occasion. Black and white are true classics. Wearing both at once creates an element of uniqueness, without standing out too much. By mixing and matching black and white pieces together, or wearing a black and white patterned piece, this is a trend that everyone, no matter how conservative can wear confidence and ease.

High Contrast Black & White
Top: Fashion Union Blazer: Topshop Pants: AG Adriano Goldschmied Shoes: Schultz Handbag: Marni Watch: Kate Spade Bracelet: Forever New Necklace: Forever New Earrings: JC Penny


 With wearing this trend one could go completely black and white, including accessories and shoes, while not look over done. By not adding any additional colors, you will achieve the maximum effect of this trend, because there are no other colors to detract from it. However, using gold or silver jewelry adds a richness and an expensive feel to the look. By keeping the jewelry to black, white, silver, and gold, with perhaps only one piece with a pop of another color, the entire look exudes a richer, classic feeling to a more modern look.

If you decide you can't be parted with your nude shoes for white and black, then don't. The nude color will blend with your skin tone, and not detract from the black and white. Besides, wearing nude shoes will make your legs look longer, and who doesn't want their legs to look longer?

Dressed Up in High Contrast
Outfit 1: Dress: Coast Cape: Harrods Bracelet: Napier Earrings: Windsor Ring: Brasilica by EFFY
Outfit 2: Dress: Ter Et Bantine Jacket: Lauren Ralph Lauren Necklace: Oliver Bonas Earrings: David Yurman Bracelet: Kate Spade
Outfit 3: Black Halo Blazer: Topshop Necklace: Kate Spade Bangle: Kate Spade Earrings: Michael Kors /
All: Shoes: Vince Camuto Handbag: Dune

Whether you choose to dress causally, or get dressed up, black and white makes looking chic practically effortless when picking out your outfit. I don't even think wearing black and white together should be considered a trend, but a go to classic. After all wearing black is the oldest and most classic, white is a modern classic, so the two together can make a new classic.

What do you think about wearing black and white together? Do you find it a nice change without being too drastic? Or do you think they should stay separated, black with black, and white with white?