There is a lot to say about black and white-two of the simplest colors in our closets. Black and white is probably the EASIEST color combo we can think of. Throw on a pair of black skinnies and a white tank with any pair of shoes and you are ready to go- or you can do the exact opposite and still look just as chic! Recently we have been all about black and white; not only because it is so easy, but because there are sooo many options and ways to make it your own! As we saw from Spring 14 NYFW, the crisp contrast of black and white is making a big statement. Here is how you can too.
Lauren experimented with the black and white trend by finding a fun patterned skirt paired with basics. Since the skirt is somewhat of an optical illusion, the eye immediately is drawn there. Now we know this skirt is kinda a lot, but take it from us, IT IS WORTH IT!!! We think you can wear this skirt anytime of the year, with anything in your closet. Remember our Flippin’ Out post? Not only are the color and contrast of this skirt is amazing, but so is the shape. The fluted, fit n’ flare shape slims the torso and thighs (what Lauren looks for to flatter her body type).
Maybe a skirt is not your style? There are plenty of printed black and white tops and jackets you can pick from. We especially love color blocking with black and white- whether it be a white jacket with black sleeves, or a black shirt with white edge details. If you want to be extra fun, go for black and white printed pants! Just remember, don’t overcrowd your outfits. If you have one statement piece, make sure it works with the rest of your outfit instead of fighting for the most exciting piece.
Throwing on a simple pair of booties or sandals, depending on the weather, and gold jewelry are all you need to complete this outfit. Of course, if you are looking to add some color, accessories are a great way to do this when you are keeping the clothing simple. This will make them really pop!
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Skirt: Banana Republic
Shirt: C.Luce via Piperlime
Sweater: Wilfred via Aritzia
Booties: B.P. via Nordstrom
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs via Nordstrom