February 8th, 2016 at 2:00am

As Neiman Marcus once said, “Women who wear black live colorful lives.” This month’s Fashionista has encompassed the perfect balance between white and black in her winter look. The addition of the orange wallet adds a pop of color, and the grey and black boots add slight variation to the look which in turn creates a nice balance between the colors of this outfit.

The flowy white top is perfect for winter in the south! The color is a perfect winter white, but could easily be worn in the fall or spring as well. The pattern also adds texture to the look making the blouse pop more than usual, while adding a level of sophistication. By pairing the white top with a black undershirt the contrast makes the flow of the shirt stand out more than usual.

I love versatile jeans, and this Fashionista’s black jeans can be worn with just about everything. The rips add a more casual feel, but are also an added detail. The roughness of the rips also contrasts perfectly with the soft waves in the shirt.

This Fashionista opted to wear silver jewelry, but gold would be acceptable to wear with the look as well. Her use of a simple necklace and layered bracelets adds an air of sophistication to the outfit.

The gray boots in this look make the outfit a bit fancier because of the style. The gray is a great color as it gives a subtle pop to the look without taking away too much attention from the shirt, which is the focal point of the look. The gray boots are also perfect for winter in all places, and the Chelsea boot style has been a popular trend this season. The added heel gives her ensemble a fancier feel.

By pairing her orange wallet with this look, she created a perfect balance of contrast and added a great color pop. The wallet is also small enough to carry around to brunch, but noticeable enough to help complete the look. The deep orange color is also a nice transition color between fall and winter.

One Simple Change: To make this look work for a cooler climate I suggest pairing a jean jacket or black leather jacket. Another option would be to wear a sweater either in black or gray, which would complete the outfit as well.