Trend Alert | Black and White Color Blocking

 Trend Alert: Black and White

Day before yesterday, I was taking a look at the new Marc Jacobs Spring 2013 collection and there were a lot of black and white items. Yesterday, as I was stalking the internet and getting my shopping carts ready for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I also noticed a lot of black and white items, mainly dresses; hence, trend alert :).

I think the dresses are very chic and as I’m getting older, about to graduate in less than a year, I’m incorporating more mature pieces into my wardrobe. For those of you thinking, “my gosh, black and white is so plain,” you can pair these items with bright colored shoes or purse to spice it up.

If these were shirts, you could pair it with a colored pant or skirt. Picture a black and white top, with a red (or any other bold color) pencil skirt that hits below the knee, black pointed toe pumps, and simple gold accessories. I’m getting excited just thinking about it :). In fact, I think I might wear a similar outfit this Christmas.

The items in the photo above are as follows.

1. Belle Curve Black and White Dress – lulus.com

2. Illusion Pencil Dress – topshop.com

3. Contrast Jacquard Dress – forever21.com

4. Get In Shapes Black and White Leggings – lulus.com

5. City Classified Yappy Patent Cap-Toe Flats – lulus.com

I also found some other items that I thought were pretty eye-catching. The dresses in the photo below are on the pricier side, but the Pintuck Coated Jersey Dress (left) is gorgeous and unlike any dress I’ve seen recently because it has a ‘wet faux leather look’ on the sides. The Wide Multistripe Sweater Dress is perfect for the working gal along with black stockings and some pumps.

Trend: Black and White Dresses

The photo below features a contrast lapel blazer that is pretty basic and will go with almost anything in your closet. I absolutely love the two boots at the right of the picture; the one at the top are black toe cap anle boots from Dorothy Perkins, one my favorite online stores. You can’t see it that well in the photo, but the shoe features a snake-skin island platform, and the pattern is also on the back of the boot – it gives people a reason to stare. 🙂

The boot at the bottom is from Truth or Dare by Madonna, and is called the feline platform pump. I really like some of the shoes from this line, like these, which I believe is exclusively sold at Macy’s. I also found another black and white shoe that is not photo’d below: Ivanka Trump Barina Platform Pumps. They’re patent leather so they offer some shine. 🙂

Finally, the black canvas tote is by BCBGMAXAZRIA and I just love this brand! I recently got one of their popular bracelets for my birthday. Click here if you’re interested in seeing it.

Hope you enjoyed the items I found! I think it’s time for me to hit the sac because I’m beginning to mistype simple words and my lids feel like lead.

All the Best, Brittany

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