We’re always looking for ways to make our lives easier. A uniform of black & white does the trick. Whether you’re dashing out for a meeting, doing the school run or dressing for a night on the town, wearing black & white together keeps you looking sleek and polished, while avoiding the snooze-fest that a black on black ensemble can sometimes be.
Slip a white T and a white blazer on over a pair of pencil slim or straight-cut trousers and you instantly look like a million bucks. Slide into a black dress and add a bone colored purse and voila! You look stylish and refined. Slide on a winter white pantsuit with black pointy toe booties and a black clutch and you’re ready for a day at the office or a night on the town.
The combinations are endless. Pair a white dress with a black cropped fur. Try a black blouse, trousers and boots with a cream felt fedora. Throw a little pattern in the mix by donning an ivory snakeskin blouse with a black or ivory trouser or pencil skirt. When the weather turns warm, wear white on bottom and black on top to look polished while keeping your cool.
You have to admit, black & white look smashing together. They belong together — in our wardrobes and our lives.
PHOTOGRAPHY (clockwise starting top left) via the former I Wanna Be Gwyneth, Unknown, This Is Not New, Unknown, I Wanna Be Gwyneth
PAULA PURYEAR is a Lawyer, Film & Television writer, HuffPoster and Founder of Revel In It Mag.