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Dress Code F/W ’13: Black and White

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Hello loves, we are two weeks into the fall season season and I must say I am BEYOND excited. I enjoy the spring and summer weather/fashion but as a November baby, my heart belongs to fall. Join me for the next six weeks as we explore the top trends this fall/winter season, first up is a timeless combination, Black and White! The most dynamic of duos, these two colors never fail to make any outfit refined. The pairing of a crisp white oxford shirt against a black pant or skirt is the epitome of posh. Let’s take a look at how this staple is being revised this season…

  • Color block  –  All black sheath dresses paired with white sky high stilettos? A white pencil skirts with a black peplum top? Forget about that “after Labor Day” rule….these days the only rule is “keep it classy”. Take a queue from Chanel this fall and make distinct contrasts when you wear this combination.Look for medium to large hand bags and also shoes with a simple two tone pattern. Clean lines, blunt edges, and soft leather are key when choosing these accessories. If done correctly your black and white satchel can become your go to purse when wearing a bold solid color!
  • Hounds-tooth – This classic pattern is my personal favorite of the B&W trends this season (I’m still unsure if it has to do with my mother’s obsession with the print). If you haven’t already invest in at least one article of clothing bearing this pattern. Not sure what to buy? Look for a cape or wool scarf to throw over any outfit. Try a pencil skirt or a feminine blouse to update your office wardrobe!
  • Abstract Prints – Remember the bold floral patterns we saw this spring? Or the bright geometric prints we saw this summer? These artistic prints have followed us into fall, only this time they are B&W. Designers like Roberto Cavali have taken the classic color duo we know and love and added dimension with unique abstract patterns. Make a statement with a newspaper print shirt or a “paint splatter” pant suit if you’re daring. Look for out of the ordinary prints and patterns to give this staple an edge!