Category Archives: Black and White

Black and White

Black and White was all over the Spring 2013 runways and I am beyond obsessed!  I already shared my spring uniform with you, and I have a sneaking suspicion that a lot of my spring looks will consist of this unbeatable duo.  I think one of the reasons I am so in love with black and white is because it is unexpected for spring.  It is a welcome departure from pastels and bright colors and instead introduces a visually mesmerizing contrast of opposites.  This trend is also wonderful because all the ingredients for a successful ensemble are in your closet already!

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Obsessed with this elegant mixture of prints!

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Leather is another huge (and slightly unexpected) trend for spring and I could not be more obsessed.

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Victoria Beckham black and white

Victoria Beckham in a beautifully classic black and white ensemble

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Another fun way to spice up this trend is to introduce a bold print

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Love every component of this outfit and absolutely need that jacket!

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I am also all about stripes this spring and have a serious weakness for anything backless.

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ICB by Prabal Gurung Spring 2013

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Louis Vuitton Spring 2013

Louis Vuitton Spring 2013

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Vintage Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista for Vogue

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Back in Black (and White)

I know I have already featured black and white for spring, but I seriously can’t get enough!  Black and white is classic while also being fashion forward, making it timeless.  I also love this trend, because anyone can rock it and the components are already in your closet.  I love me some color, but black and white is currently my uniform (this also might have something to do with the painfully frigid weather). Black and white is so fabulous because you can take it in many different directions, it can be graphic, you can mix prints, you can color block, go fancy or casual, which is exactly what I am doing in today’s post.  So embrace my uniform and get ready for spring.

Pants: J Brand (found here), T-shirt: Silence & Noise (old, similar found here), Jacket: Georgie (found here), Shoes: Zara (found here), Bag: Alexander Wang (found here), Sunglasses: RayBan (found here), Bracelets: Fornash (found here), Necklaces: Gorjana (found here) and thirfted (similar found here)

Pants: J Brand (found here), T-shirt: Silence & Noise (old, similar found here), Jacket: Georgie (found here), Shoes: Zara (found here, similar here), Bag: Alexander Wang (found here), Sunglasses: RayBan (found here), Bracelets: Fornash (found here), Necklaces: Gorjana (similar found here) and thirfted (similar found here)

This perforated leather jacket is my latest obsession for spring!

This perforated leather jacket is my latest obsession for spring!

Just lounging

Just lounging

No wind machine necessary

The trick to pulling off a white tee is that it has to be the perfect amount of oversized and just the right amount of sheer

It's in the details.  When going with a casual look dress it up with accessories.

It’s in the details. When going with a casual look dress it up with accessories

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Photo credits to Dzifa from Mr. Dzifs

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Black & White

Pairing black and white is basically the ultimate marriage of all things right.  These two opposites complement each other excellently, allowing for a multidimensional look that is also accessible.  So many interesting looks can be achieved with these elementary colors! So lets give a little more love to the perfect pair, black and white.

This combo allows you to wear white outside of its season and is perfect for transitional weather/seasons.

Blazer: Theory (last season, similar here), Pants: Gap (old, similar here), Top: Sparkle & Fade (old), Bag: Michael Kors (found here), Necklace: Anthropologie (old), Sunglasses: Ray Ban, Shoes: Aqua (old)

Another reason I like this look is that it can easily translate from work to happy hour or an evening event with just a switch of the shoes & accessories

Special thank you to Dzifa for his excellent photography skills!  Check out his blog here.

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Black & White

Black and white is a timeless color combination.  Donning this classic duo, not only allows you to exude ease and class, but putting the look together is actually easy.  Color blocking is very on trend, but can be tricky and can quickly end in disaster if you don’t have an eye for color.  Black and white is the original color block and oozes sophistication.  And because this is such an effortless pairing it allows you to mix fabric textures more freely.

perfect for way to transition your wardrobe to cooler weather. i love the intricate cropped top paired with a classic black maxi.

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my approach to fall is just throwing a jacket over lighter weight garments and Poppy Delevigne executes this flawlessly

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Diane Kruger dares to bare in this peek-a-boo long sleeved cropped top.  I also love the jersey with the leather.

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black and white done right

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straight forward approach

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Karlie Kloss cleverly paired this casual look with pointed heels

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Elizabeth and James (Spring 2013 collection) I love the intricate draping of the skirt and the fabulous lines of the blouse

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Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen styled to perfection. They are truly fashion icons!

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