I’ve always had a thing for black and white…such a classic and stylish union! I think it harks back to being a child and seeing the way my grandmother dressed. Always sleek, stylish and put together, she usually favoured combinations in these two opposite tones. I recall her always looking so polished and refined. Fast forward and to this day, and I’m still crushing on this particular combo.
Black and white conjures up images of Parisienne chic; geometric prints; structured pieces adorned with achromatic designs; bold black and white accessories; dramatically colour-blocked shifts; and black and white striped leggings ala Beetlejuice (but of course!).
Ultra chic black and white trends often surface every season; setting the stage for couture quality cuts and classic, edgy dressing.
There are a multitude of options when wearing this timeless palette….wear them dramatically and starkly together, or add a splash of a primary or neon colour to bring a new dimension. And did I mention that they look oh-so-good on any skin tone, with any makeup and with any hair colour? Power dressing at its easiest.
Here are some of my favourite pieces featuring this sharp, aesthetically balanced and oh-so-stylish combo. Click on the images to view larger images as part of a slideshow. Links are included to shop any of these looks.