Black and white is a simple, nearly effortless combination that is sure to turn heads when done correctly. Actually, unlike most other fashion, black and white is hard to get wrong. The following outfits are only a sampling of the chic black and white ensembles for fall.
All in one
You can wear black and white effortlessly when you choose the right dress. Black House White Market offers numerous options, like this fall-ready knit dress. A Tibi shift dress with beading is another way to incorporate black and white into a single piece. You can pair this dress with opaque black tights and pumps for a fun mod-look.
Specifically the classic houndstooth pattern is always a fashionable, albeit preppy, choice. Why not try a black and white houndstooth print from the Fred Perry Amy Winehouse collection. Slip on a black skirt and high black boots for an office ready ensemble or pair with skinny white jeans and tough ankle boots Winehouse style.
Avoid any waiter references
Choosing a crisp white button down and tailored black pants is a surefire way to have someone hand you a dirty glass and an order. If you like the feel of that outfit, go for a dramatic look instead and switch it up. A pair of sharp white dress pants and a silky black blouse is a seriously sophisticated look.
Play with textures
Keep the eye interested when wearing black and white pieces by incorporating interesting details. Ruffles, lace, leather, beading or other embellishments can really accent your look and make it pop. If your outfit is fairly basic, consider adding a black and white graphic belt, or a soft white scarf.
Keep it proportionate
White will draw the eye to it so choose where you wear white carefully. With that said, a pair of slim cut white pants can be very flattering especially when paired with a fitted black blazer and patterned blouse . The focus would then be more on the pattern of the blouse like this cute black and white polka dot peplum from Charlotte Russe.
Cheat and add color
A hint of color can do wonders for a black and white outfit. A simple white t-shirt and black pants is easily energized with a bright scarf or a pair of red shoes. Adding flavor to your outfit in the way of a colorful accessory can also extend your wardrobe possibilities. A small change can make all the difference and make it look as though you own far more clothes than you actually do.
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