When in doubt wear black and white
This fall’s black white fashion trend, is not really a trend. In my opinion, this combination is an eternal classic. Despite I am a fan of a pop of color, when it comes to black and white, I like it the Ying Yang way, just black plus white side-by-side.
Since this trend is an evergreen, it is perfect for creating a business casual look. In other words, clothing in this color are worth the investment when it comes to blazers, skirts and pants as well as shoes and bags. Of course, you will have to go with a classic cut or a classic with a twist. In case of white T-shirts and button-down shirts be prepared to buy them new every year. They tend to “yellow” under the arms or totally or get grayish over time. Here you can go for a trendy cut to look up-to-date and not Old Lady or old-fashioned/too conservative. Interested in more tips on how to know when to splurge and when to bargain?
How to keep an all black and white OOTD interesting
To keep this desaturated color palette interesting I play with structure (the boucle of the thrifted blazer) , pattern (the polka dot blouse), and material (the leather skirt). I closed the blazer with a gold brooch that is from the estate of my late grandma Hannah. To lengthen the legs I wore nude sling backs. To stay warm on the commute to work I pulled my Burberry Prorsum trench coat over.To keep a black white fashion look interesting play with structure. #agelessstyle Click To Tweet
Other Ying-Yang inspired looks
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