All Dressed Up in Black & White – Classic Wardrobe Staples

Black & WhiteThe black and white combo are a seasonal trend, but the classic look this pair represents is timeless. The beauty of black and white is that your outfits will never clash, they will provide a fantastic backdrop for every color accent, and it always appears crisp and clean. Continue reading to find out how to introduce this color pairing most effectively in your wardrobe.

Black and white have a number of determined associations. Black is known for being serious, mournful, and solemn. In fashion black is slimming and used to create clean lines. White on the flip side represents purity, light heartedness, and cleanliness. Together these colors work to associate a clean uniform for either a servent or the polished look of a tuxedo, both of which are formal and tailored.

Variations in black and white pattern help add interest where color is not the focus.

Variations in black and white pattern help add interest where color is not the focus.

When including black and white in your wardrobe here are a few useful tips…

  • The most flattering application is white on top and black on bottom.
  • Add flare to the traditional black and white outfit by placing two different bold patterns adjacent to one another. For example, polka dots and herringbone.
  • A combination of black, white, and grays form a monochromatic scheme. These can tend to look boring,  so if pattern is not available, add a few pops of color to draw the eye.

Some pieces are great staples for your wardrobe in black…

  • Tailored pants
  • High heel pumps or men’s dress shoes
  • Fitted Leather jacket
  • Blazer
  • Tailored dress
A white classic dress is clean and helps reflect heat away from the body in the summer sun.

A white classic dress is clean and helps reflect heat away from the body in the summer sun.

Some articles are best to keep around in white…

  • Collar button down
  • Summer dress
  • Plain white t-shirts

Featured below are just a sampling of the products we sell in the store that will help you pull off this tried and true look.

Black and white scarves

Black and white polka dot is classic and feminine.

Necklace

Accessorize with black for a sophisticated appearance.

White accessories stand out as fresh and clean looking.

This Geneva wrap watch in white stands out as fresh and clean looking.

Stop in to the Loft during store hours to get all these great quality products and more at amazing prices!

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