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A Creative Contrast

In a world of Pantones and bright red carpets, simpler colors often exist as an understatement. Here’s where we show off their potential, because black and white is back – in a big, bold way.

Karl Lagerfeld said, “Fashion does not have to prove that it is serious. It is the proof that intelligent frivolity can be something creative and positive.” We love Michelle Obama’s preppy interpretation of the fashion great’s sentiment as well as Jennifer Lawrence’s twist on the traditional turtleneck. Coco Rocha delivers powerful edge with her statement necklace, much like JJ Martin, who lets her metal impress over a midi black bodycon dress and sleeveless white blazer.

Of course, celebrities can’t have all the fun. We’re creating our own head-to-toe contrasts with some of these enviable must-have items. We started by making a statement from the group up with booties by Alexander McQueen booties and Gwen StefaniAdding a touch of edgy femininity, the coveted Louboutin stiletto  and strappy Jimmy Choo heel are already in our online shopping cart. 

Midi length gets the geometric treatment with this tie-dyed Maggie London sheath while Vince Camuto gives the traditional pencil skirt a new “shape .” Some of the black and white patterns are too cool to cover up – so we’ve decided to show it off with outerwear like this Donna Karen blanket coat or the Treasure&Bond plaid cotton jacket .

 And, because color blocking is always a classic, we like how black and white makes it a modern choice in a skirt by ZAC Zac Posen  and this Shoshanna dress.

As another icon said, “It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white.” We agree, Michael – because in fashion, it’s best to be both.

Black & White Accessories

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