STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: As Simple As Black And White

Style Advice of the Week

I have always been a big fan of things black and white. You have classic black and white films, antique photos, cookies and cream ice cream and of course double-stuffed Oreos. Another black and white thing I love right now is this fashion trend.

For the past few seasons, designers such as Ralph Lauren, Rodarte and Caroline Herrera have been putting a fresh and modern twist to the black and white trend (originally hot in the ’60s) by adding new patterns and intricate detailing. From Parisian chic stripes and polka-dots to crazy geometric designs and graphics, the classic black and white look has been transformed into one of the chicest and most sophisticated trends on the streets.

While these designers create upscale looks with this color duo, don’t be afraid to rock it on your own for any occasion. Choosing a simple black and white ensemble looks effortlessly cool every time, like the one this Fashionista is rocking. For a bottom, she wears a simple black and white striped skater skirt that looks super cute with her relaxed black sweater. She avoids the cold with some tights and leather booties that add edge to her ensemble. While the two colors look perfect alone, it is also nice to add some color to any black and white outfit. This Fashionista opted for an army green anorak that will certainly keep her warm and protected from any weather woes that come her way.

What other ways can you master the chic color duo? Find a fun black and white accessory that will catch anyone’s eye. I am a strong believer in shoes making a fashion statement and these Jeffrey Campbell Rumor heels will make anyone say oh la la. So while the universal style rules do not always seem black and white, it doesn’t mean that some of your hottest ensembles have to follow suit.

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