I love wearing neon orange dresses, hot pink floral blouses, and statement jewelry as much as the next fashion girl, but there are times when I like to go back to the basics with an all black-and-white ensemble.
Keeping your outfit to these two stark colors can make a bolder statement than even the brightest outfit. The best part is that it's easy to wear this classic combo in tons of different ways and it's hard to mess it up. When I wear black and white, I like mixing different patterns and textures to add personality and make the trend my own.
For this look, I'm wearing a pair of ultra-comfy, polka dot silk pants with a simple striped tee. Polka dots and stripes are a match made in print heaven, trust me. To dress it up, I'm adding a crisp white blazer and black lace-up sandals. A white blazer is a great basic to add over any simple ensemble to give it that modern finish. And for the last finishing touch, I'm carrying a slouchy Saint Laurent Cabas bowler bag for a dinner date out to Mamacita, a neighborhood favorite.
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Photo: Courtesy of Kim A. Thomas.