Styling the black and white trend
One of this fall/winter season’s big trends is black and white. Actually, I think it is not a trend, it is a classic. I would go even further to state it is a world classic. When I was a teenager, I had to use public transportation to get to my school in the next town as there was no high school in that German village of 2000 inhabitants I grew up in. In the west end of that city a woman in her 30s boarded the bus every morning. All clothing she would wear was either black or white. She was the master in creating interesting de-saturated classic outfits that looked very posh, sophisticated and put together. Every morning I was looking forward to see what she would wear. Today I wonder whether she was the ancient form of a fashion blogger. LOL 🙂
Black and white pattern and print mixing
Here is my take on the black and white classic. I mixed a hounds-tooth wool blazer with a zebra print cotton cardigan that I wore as top. I added my white leather pants as they keep me warmer than the white jeans because they have a lining and keep the wind out. Moreover, they are more appropriate on a rainy day. I can just wipe off the splash water from the back of the legs when coming to work, while with a pair of white jeans I would have spots all day. I call such splash spots on white denim the Dalmatian look. 🙂 As I like a pop of color I put on my nude pink-orange cap toe pumps and added an orange belt and a pink bag.
Do you like the black and white trend? How do you style it? Do you add a pop of color or keep it just black and white? Do you mix black and white prints and pattern? Let me know by email, I am curious.
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Photos: G. Kramm (2013)
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