Back To Black (And White)
Fashions next bold move is an updated take on a trend that has proven its staying power.
The perennial black-and-white trend is back and seemingly everywhere this season, featuring new shapes and combos to give the style standby a fresh twist. It’s not only accessible but chic to the core, throwing a wrench in the normal “pastel power” rules of spring and bringing it back to something more straightforward. The collections of top designers, including Alexander Wang and Creatures of the Wind, showed us that a black-and-white combo can be both subtle and bold. The contrasting shades—best when worn with minimal fuss—are also slimming, creating a svelte shape that slides you into a new season with confidence and ease. Layered, color-blocked, patterned, printed or graphic—create your perfect combo by taking it back to the basics.
1/ D. Exterior Polka Dot Pant available at Mister Guy Women’s Store, Ladue, 314.991.5262. 2/ DL 1961 “Emma” Jean available at Blush Boutique, Kirkwood, 314.965.4411. 3/ Trina Turk Dress available at Ivy Hill, Ladue, 314.721.7004. 4/ My Story Top available at Blush Boutique, Kirkwood, 314.965.4411. 5/ Trang Nguyen Top available at The Clover, Webster Groves, 314.467.0436. 6/ Pietro Alessandro Bag available at Ivy Hill, Ladue, 314.721.7004 7/ Rachel Zoe Heels available at Lusso, Clayton, 314.725.7205. 8/ Yoana Baraschi Top available at Lusso, Clayton, 314.725.7205. 9/ Moyna New York Clutch available at Mister Guy Women’s Store, Ladue, 314.991.5262.
Photo credit: Attilio D’Agostino