I love the look of black and white for fashion. It’s usually my go to whenever I’m traveling. It’s easy to mix and match and requires a minimal number of pieces. This is why it is so attractive, who wants to pack a ton of clothes when they’re traveling, okay, besides Paris Hilton. Most of us have limited luggage space and the TSA loves to rifle a bag so why give them more than they can handle.
I have a number of black wardrobe pieces, the little black dress, black legging, black tunic, sweater, t-shirts, the list is endless. I also have quite a few white pieces, blazer, sweaters and of course shirts. The fun thing about a black and white wardrobe is how you can add accent colors. I am partial to red. Red can add a lot of pop when you’re dressing. The little black dress looks awesome with red shoes and a red evening bag. You can also add a red blouse with black slacks and blazer.
You can also add accent colors with jewelry. Typically I wear white gold or silver with black and white, but you can add just about any gemstone color. Blue topaz is particularly nice with black, and of course diamonds always look nice. Rubies are a nice addition to any black and white wardrobe or any red gemstone such as garnet. If you’re wearing predominately white the contrast of a red gemstone is stunning against that white background.
I know that it was once considered a fashion faux pas to wear white after Labor Day but an all-white outfit is really beautiful. Just remember to mix the tones a little and of course the textures. Leather with knits can add quite a bit of interest and don’t forget that red handbag for pop. While I don’t have any trips planned this week I will still rely upon my mostly black and white wardrobe to look pulled together. As you can see I’m throwing out the white after Labor Day rule.