STYLE ADVICE: Back To Black (And White)

STYLE ADVICE: Back To Black (And White)

Whenever I am in a fashion slump, I like to go back to the basics. Especially in the winter, my go-to color is black, and you can usually spot me wearing a black top, jacket, jeans and boots. All-black ensembles have become an all too familiar outfit of choice on busy weekday mornings. This Fashionista shows us that a great way to break up an all-black look is by not only adding a contrasting color, but also by mixing textures and fabrics.

She pairs a white, sleeveless sweater under a structured, leather jacket. The sweater illustrates two major trends: turtlenecks and side split hems, both of which I love right now! The leather jacket is a great choice to add warmth and an edgy touch, and also features zipper detailing on the sleeves. If you don’t already have both of these pieces, then you need to go out and buy them! They are staple items that can be worn on their own, or, as demonstrated by this Fashionista, paired together to create a unique and eye-catching focal point.

What I especially love about this look is the contrast between the sweater and the jacket. The white, knit and soft turtleneck sweater pairs nicely with the black, leather structured jacket, and creates the perfect juxtaposition. With the top half of her look being the focal point, she keeps the bottom neutral with a pair of black jeans and leather booties. Since the sweater is long, these booties are a great choice, for the slight heel is a subtle way to elongate her figure and dress up the ensemble. For a stylish accessory that goes along with the edgy vibe of the look, she chooses a versatile black tote bag, perfect for carrying your books to class.

My style advice, inspired by this Fashionista’s chic ensemble, would be to change up your style by pairing opposite textures and pieces that you normally wouldn’t put together. Just make sure to keep the colors neutral and stick to black and white, so that your look doesn’t become too busy!