Style Guide: Try the Black & White Trend!

Hey guys, it’s Anna again from Fash Boulevard. During college I was stranded two and a half hours away from my favorite department stores, forcing me to get creative with my wardrobe. Time and time again, no matter how many repeats were actually taking place, my white and black pieces proved to be the most versatile items in my wardrobe… Which at the time was more of a “intimate” selection, rather than a wardrobe. So naturally, when black and white pieces popped up all over the spring 2013 runway shows, like Prada and Louis Vuitton, I was instantly intrigued. From bold prints to polished separates, there is a multitude of ways to achieve the always classic black and white trend. Celebrities like Taylor Swift and Beyoncé have been glittering the red carpet with this uber chic color combination helping drive the contrasting combo to the forefront. So ladies, it’s time to be the cook in your fashion filled kitchen and flaunt this classic color mixture like the fashionista you are. Below are a few of my favorite ways to achieve the look.

Mixed Prints:

Style Guide: Try the Black & White Trend!

Blouse – Equipment, Shorts – ASOS, Jacket – JCPenny’s (Sold Out)
Heels – LC Lauren Conrad,
Necklace – Macy’s (Sold Out), Ring – Bohypsy

To help spice up this classic color combination, try incorporating bold and unusual prints to break up your solid separates. Striped pieces will always be the most classic, but don’t be afraid to show a little more personality with a fun and original print. If your daily routine finds you office bound but you still want to portray trends through your wardrobe try pairing a fun printed blouse, like this star top, with a sleek black pencil skirt you already own.

Style Guide: Try the Black & White Trend!

Printed pieces you can incorporate into your spring wardrobe:

Style Guide: Try the Black & White Trend!

 1. Frames and Fortune Dress
2. Dina Striped Pump
3. Bow Tie Large Scarf

4. LC Lauren Conrad Striped Chiffon Blouse

Solid Separates:

Style Guide: Try the Black & White Trend!

Blazer – BCBG Max Azria, Blouse – Aqua, Pants – J Brand
Heels – Target (similar), Necklace  – Chloe + Isabel, Handbag – Olivia & Joy

Pairing black and white separates is a bold statement, that’s achievable for fashion lovers everywhere, regardless of your budget and accessibility to fast fashion stores. A comfy pair of white denim and a causal or dressy black top is a super easy and virtually effortless way to dominate this trend. When it comes to accessories, I love pairing silver jewelry with this color trend. The pieces reflect the white and pop off of the black perfectly.

Style Guide: Try the Black & White Trend!

 

Solid colored separates to add contrast to your spring looks:

Style Guide: Try the Black & White Trend!

 1. Cream Crepe Blazer
2.  Black Crepe Skater Skirt
3. Don’t Cap Toe Booties
4. Polka Spot Skinny Jeans

Have a spring trend you would love to see me illustrate in my next Style Guide post? Leave a comment below with your idea. Also we’d love to see your black and white ensembles, be sure to leave a link to your pictures in the comments below so we can check out your style!

xoxo
Anna
Fash Boulevard

P.S. To see another of my favorite spring color combinations check out my post here!

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