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What's black and white and stylish all over? These items that will add pop to your wardrobe

What's black and white and stylish all over? These items that will add pop to your wardrobe
Life isn't all black and white, but these fashion items certainly are. (Sophia Webster; Roxanne Assoulin; Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh)

Perhaps it’s the complication of life today, but there’s something comforting about clean, simple, black-and-white fashion. It’s modern and self-assertive yet can be subdued and quite cogent. Here’s the thing when it comes to black and white: Although there are only two colors (or lack thereof, depending on whom you’re asking), it’s never boring.

Here, brands and designers give us their take on wardrobe selections and accessories that mix black and white.


Carolina Herrera

Designer: Caroline Herrera Photo Credit: Nordstrom Carolina Herrera’s brash graphic black-and-whit
  Carolina Herrera / Nordstrom

Carolina Herrera’s brash, graphic, black-and-white striped crisscross jersey knit maxi dress in a flattering curve has cap sleeves, an off-shoulder design and a trumpet flared skirt. $2,990. Available at shop.nordstrom.com.

Tory Burch

Designer: Tory Burch Photo Credit: Tory Burch Ornate black Romanian-styled embroidery on ‘new ivor
  Tory Burch

Ornate black Romanian-styled embroidery on “new ivory” cropped, soft-cotton canvas, high-waist pants comes with belt loops, enamel buttons and flared leg sharpened by a center crease. $448. Available at www.toryburch.com.

Sophia Webster

Designer: Sophia Webster Photo Credit: Sophia Webster Designer Sophia Webster’s Jumbo Lilico black
  Sophia Webster

Designer Sophia Webster’s Jumbo Lilico black suede sandals are peppered with dainty upscale white leather floral petals. $650. Available at www.sophiawebster.com.

Moy Paris

Designer: Moy Paris Photo Credit: Farfetch.com Paris-based Japanese designer Yasco Otomo’s Moy Par
  Moy Paris / Farfetch

Paris-based Japanese designer Yasco Otomo’s Moy Paris line of gigantic yet lightweight pearl-coated compressed-cotton pearls come in a bib-necklace design. $1,185. Available at www.farfetch.com.

Miu Miu

Designer: Miu Miu
  Miu Miu

Miu Miu’s vichy-style, black-and-white gingham ribbons adorn low-heeled, black sling-back patent leather pumps. $690. Available at www.miumiu.com.

Roxanne Assoulin

Designer: Roxanne Assoulin Photo credit: Roxanne Assoulin New Yorker Roxanne Assoulin’s French bistr
  Roxanne Assoulin

New Yorker Roxanne Assoulin’s French bistro chair-inspired, black-and-white tile enamel stretch Bistro bracelets come solo or in threes. Set of three is $270. Available at www.roxanneassoulin.com.

Marni

Designer: Marni Photo credit: Marni Marni’s black crossover sling-back black-and-white sneaker-soled
  Marni

Marni’s black crossover sling-back, black-and-white, sneaker-soled sandals are woven in technical fabric with gold metal buckle and a multitude of black glass stones. $1,080. Available at www.marni.com.

Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait
  Yoox Net-a-Porter

Designer Han Chong’s super-feminine and flowy Self-Portrait midi dress of white and black satin, white lace, organza and mesh has upper backside and sleeve cutouts. $315. Available at www.net-a-porter.com.

Caroline Constas

Designer: Caroline Contas Photo credit: Caroline Constas Caroline Constas’ off the shoulder black-an
  Caroline Constas

Caroline Constas’ off-the-shoulder black-and-white striped Lou cotton piquet top smocks the neckline and gathers its three-quarter sleeves with a delicate bow tie at the cuff. $395. Available at carolineconstas.com.

Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh

 
  Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh

Designer Virgil Abloh’s Off-White striped black-and-white men’s denim five-pocket cotton-blend pants have an all-over print of birds as well as a black cord belt and signature embroidery on the front leg. $875. Available at www.off---white.com.

Wandler

Wandler
  Yoox Net-a-Porter

Wandler’s Italian-made Hortensia handbag mixes smooth and textured, neutral, off-white and cream-color leather and features black stitching and detachable black shoulder and handle straps. $890. Available at www.net-a-porter.com.

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