Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Black and White

Black and white is a big fashion trend now and for spring.  I love the clean, fresh look of black and white.  It is so uncomplicated after a season of color and bling.
Black and White

Marc Jacobs 3 button blazer / Marc Jacobs / Kate Spade's New Lower-Priced Saturday Brand Here's the Scoop Lucky... / Aikman Design - background woodcut edge black

 Jessica Alba wore this to Golden Globes after-party.

We all have our favorite black pieces for the bottom half.
black on the bottom
Diane von Furstenberg slim fit pants / Alice + Olivia leather skirt, $475 / Citizens of Humanity , $330 / J Brand jeans / Gérard Darel wide pants, $125 / J.Crew pencil skirt / Topshop / Aikman Design - background woodcut edge black

We probably all have a closet full of white tops.
basic whites
Stella McCartney / Acne v neck tee, $110 / White shirt / Mango turtleneck sweater / Lands' End long sleeve tee, $26 / Pima cotton shirt / Solid border

This is a "safe" way to style black and white in winter.
Black and white
Moncler sleeveless vest, $450 / rag & bone genuine leather jacket / UGG Australia bootie boots / Steve Madden black lace up booties / Vans black and white shoes / Marc Jacobs black studded handbag / Missoni wool shawl, $125 / Ray-Ban vintage style sunglasses / Aikman Design - background woodcut edge black

Using stripes would be more of a 2013 way to style b & w. 
Helmut Lang jacket, $940 / Salvatore Ferragamo black straight jacket / MICHAEL Michael Kors stripe blazer, $410 / Tory Burch / Aikman Design - background woodcut edge black

more stripes
Karen Millen colorblock sweater / Velvet striped tee / J.Crew striped shirt / Topshop colorblock top / Striped top, $13 / Solid border

Maybe all you need to add is a graphic b & w accessory.
Schutz leather flat / Kate Spade rubber shoes / mondrina leather hobo handbag / Kate Spade tote / Genuine leather handbag / Black and white handbag / Solid border / Hurrah For Kate Spade Saturdays

Banana Republic striped trench
I've got my eye on this striped trench coat. 

Do you wear black and white?  How about stripes?


  1. I am a sucker for stripes!! Wearing them now

  2. Love, love, love black and white! Thanks for inspiring me to remain with my faves for spring and summer instead of falling for all the bright spring colors that will invade the stores soon. I buy some items in those colors and then they sit in my closet all summer while I wear black and white. Love your blog....first one I go to every day!

    1. Thanks so much for the kind words which are a great inspiration.


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