Ah, the age old question: what’s black and white and read all over?  Well, CollegeFashionista, obviously.

In a world where a standard Crayola Crayon box can have up to 150 different colored crayons, the classic black and white combo has become seemingly novel. Fret no more, Fashionista/os- today, we salute our founding color blocks and praise black and white for its perpetually effortless and chic appeal.

Black and white is back and better than ever. It is running rampant on runways, on the streets, into our dorms and into our hearts. Sophisticated and sassy, black and white graphics make a statement in Narcisco Rodriquez Spring 2014 RTW collection. Taking it to the streets, this killer combo stays simple and assertive whether it’s in a sharp blazer paired with a crisp white-tee or a leather legging paired with a white linen scarf.

Minimalistic but magnificently savvy, this black and white affair can be easily replicated in the dorm. The recipe for being eternally tasteful, black and white patterned throw pillows and table décor never disappoint. Similarly, lining the walls with black and white posters and decal cultivates modern chicness.

Here are some other amplifying pieces you can give a whirl:

Monogrammed Throw Pillow from Urban Outfitters

Vanity Mirror from Urban Outfitters

Wire Script Sculpture from Anthropologie

Picture Frames from Anthropologie

Whale Bookends from Anthropologie

Black Tree Wall Decal from


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