Please welcome: A particularly noble combination: black and white. What’s revelatory about it? Nothing. You just need to learn how to reinvent black and white afresh.
Already Coco Chanel raved about this puristic color duo ‘Black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.” Black and white together and separately are a quintessence of elegance, and minimalism. And we know, that minimalism is a trend that never goes out of fashion.
The good thing about the black and white style: you probably already have some basics like shirts, tops, trousers or skirts in black or white in your wardrobe. Even if this colour combination seems to be totally unproblematic, there are still some styling rules worth being taken into consideration:
Black and White Styling Tips:
If you want to create a minimalistic black and white look, forget about too much jewelery or accessories to keep the clean style.
Black and white colours can improve the proportion of your body shape. If you want to stress a body part, wear white, if you want to make it look optically smaller wear black.
If you want to experiment with new cuts, black and white are the safest! Let’s say there is a trendy blouse you would like to buy… But… You are unsure if it will be something for you – Go for it in either black or white! – You can be sure that the new treasure will be well combinable with the rest of your wardrobe.
Play with patterns! Black and white patterns have this artistic, vanguard look and feel: geometrical, floral designs, polka dots or strips. Try them out!
If you have a light skin tone, try wearing white close to your face. From my own experience I know that white will highlight your face, reduce the under-eye pouches and make you look healthier. If you have darker skin tone, you can wear perfectly both.
Black and white goes well with a third colour. I personally love this composition with red. You can put small color accents on your accessories: red scarf, bag or shoes, or your make-up, for example with bright red lipstick and nail polish.
If you don’t have any classical items in black and white in your wardrobe, start with these must-haves:
Classical shirt or blouse– A perfect item to be worn with your office skirt or jeans
T-shirt – A white t-shirt is a basic that you can wear with anything