Thursday, October 25, 2012

Effortless Style: Black + White

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{I don’t think I’ve ever seen Blake Lively look bad. Here, she looks stunning in head to toe, black and white Lanvin.}
It’s no secret that I love black and white. If you know me, then you probably know that I wear black a lot of the time and add color to my wardrobe through the use of accessories. While going through my “Fashion Files” board on Pinterest the other day, I couldn’t help but notice that I have majorly gravitated towards black and white looks lately. The looks range from feminine and glamorous to minimal chic. Do you tend to stick to basic colors like black and white in your wardrobe or does your sartorial style run the gamut when it comes to color?
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{Along with Blake Lively, Olivia Palermo has been one of my personal style icons for a few years now. She always hits the nail on the head and this chic black and white outfit  is no exception. The look is easy, yet completely pulled together.}
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{Victoria Beckham’s style has evolved tremendously over the last ten years. She’s gone from Footballer’s Wife/Pop Tart to one of the chicest celebrities in pop culture. She always looks fabulous! Does anyone know whose bag she is carrying? I love it.}
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{This is such an elegant and timeless look. It works today and could have just as easily worked fifty years ago.}
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{This look to me says chic badass. There are hints of soft, femininity like the peplum top, but the tuxedo jacket, cropped pants, and fierce heels give the look a polished edge. I don’t know who this woman is, but I would venture to say she is confident, accomplished, and isn’t afraid to say what’s on her mind.}
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{Models off duty perhaps? These girls have legs for days! Their matching hairstyles make me think they may have just finished shooting together. I love the effortless ease of both of these outfits. The one on the left with the polka dot pants and cap toe flats is very Audrey Hepburn, while the black and white ensemble on the right is very modern.}
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{While I don’t care for the sandals this girl is wearing, I love that she toughened up the pretty peplum sweater by pairing it with leather skinnies.}
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{Do all roads lead back to Olivia when it comes to style? Here she is looking elegant and beautiful in a white mini, tights, and a feathered blazer. It’s such a chic, unique look for evening.}
Which of these looks is your favorite? Which are you most likely to try?
get the look







{Images via Pinterest}

13 comments:

Adeola Naomi said...

Classic and chic!!
Great post..

KImari said...

Great post! Black and white can look too waiter/waitress like, but these looks are perfect!



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Carla Aston | CarlaAston.com/DESIGNED said...

Really enjoyed this post! So classic and chic! Maybe I should add some black/white mix to my wardrobe.

Arielle Wren said...

I'm pretty sure VB's bag is one of her own design. When the line came out a few seasons ago she was spotted carrying them everywhere, always holding them like that. I know their available on net-a-porter although I don't know if that style is still around. Hope that helps!

Arielle
sillymessychic.blogspot.com

mikky said...

Loved this post. So many chic outfits to copy!

:)
mikky
www.todaloos.com

Anonymous said...

The third girl is Christine Centenera, Harper Bazaar Australia Fashion Editor. Amazing Style!

Shannon Bommarito said...

Who makes the chunky matte gold necklace the "chic badass" is wearing? Love!!!

Brooke Michie said...

I am a firm believer that no better color combination exists. Lovely photos, as always.

xx,
http://fashionablepalette.blogspot.com/

Brooke Michie said...

I am a firm believer that no better color combo exists.

xx,
http://fashionablepalette.blogspot.com/

Rachel Anastasia said...

What are VB's pants? I NEED them for work! :)

Rachel Anastasia said...

What are VB's pants?! I NEED them for work! :)

Paloma Contreras said...

@Rachel Anastasia I'm not sure, but I'm guessing they're from her line.

Paloma Contreras said...

@Rachel Anastasia I'm not sure, but I'm guessing they're from her line.