A color combination that’s in fashion this year… and how to style it!

Black and white!

According to Harper’s Bazaar, the black and white color combination is a big trend this year. You’re probably thinking, “But Erin, black and white is neutral…how can it be trendy???” Well, this year we saw black and white on the runways in bolder and more dramatic ways. Think stripes, polka dots and geometric prints… just taken it up a notch. While I don’t think you’ll be wearing anything quite as dramatic as pieces you find on the Comme des Garçons runway, there are some really chic and sophisticated ways to wear the trend. I’m sharing two black and white outfit ideas below… plus some tips for making it happen!

If you’re interested in mixing prints, you’ll find all my tips here.

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How to rock the black and white color trend?

Grab a piece that is already black and white. I like to call this the anchor piece. For example, the skirt I’m wearing above already combines the two colors. I’m linking more of my favorite black and white anchor pieces below… Stick to a color story. Fortunately, black and white are so neutral and versatile that they are easy to style. But sticking to just black and white will make you look more sophisticated. You can also add a pop of color to your black and white look with a handbag, statement shoes or jewelry. But this option is for the self-confessed fashion-forward and must be done carefully!

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SKIRT | SIMILAR BODYSUIT | BLAZER | FOR LESS | SIMILAR PUMPS | FOR LESS | SIMILAR NECKLACE | EARRINGS

Watch #1

In this first look I’m wearing a chic black and white geometric print midi skirt from Mango. It sells out fast, so if you see it in your size, make sure to grab it! I love the longer midi hemline, the flowing yet flattering A-line fit and the cool print. Sticking with the black and white color story, I styled the skirt with a basic black bodysuit, my Balmain blazer, classic black pumps and a statement pearl necklace. This is a sophisticated look that you can probably recreate with pieces you already have in your closet…all you need is the perfect black and white anchor piece!

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SKIRT | SIMILAR BODYSUIT | JACKET | FOR LESS | BOOTS | RING | EARRINGS | NECKLACE

Watch #2

For the second look, I style the same black and white skirt a bit more casually. I wear the same black bodysuit, but instead of a blazer I put on a black leather jacket. I also have a pair of heeled boots, but you could make it even more casual with sneakers or flat boots.

Which look is more your style? #1 or 2? Let me know in the comments below!

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