Dec 20, 2008

Color Trend: Black & White

Spring is in the air already inside malls of America while the weather is still cold and chilly outside in the real world. While doing a little shopping the other day, SG noticed black and white combination displays at various windows. Actually I do like this crispy contrast of pure whiteness and blackness which is just clean and simple. Like beige, black/white combo is a classic. To me, white represents the angel inside me while black, the impish devil. I think inside everyone of us there is a certain combination of angelic goodness and a little imp of a devil.
This white with black trim dress is quintessential Chanel classic and elegance. Too bad the price tag is very Chanel too at $5335.

Adding a contrasting white or black accessory can also help to produce black/white combo mode (see figure on left - black outfit with white floral accents) .
Y-3 white tee with black stripes on sale via Eluxury $105 (SG adores Y-3 for sporty styles)
Dolce & Gabbana polka-dot silk loose top $495
Diane von Furstenberg jacket $595 (love this look, casual and stylish, not jailbird-ish at all)
DVF knit dress $298
Tuleh black top $995 zebra print skirt $885
Marchesa contrast bow front gown $1155

1. Tory Burch black white Kerry clutch $350
2. Chanel black white flap bag
3. Puma black white photo print sneakers $150
4. Dolce & Gabbana grosgrain trim pump $575
5. Banana Republic black white ring on sale $25
For those not too crazy about black/white combination, pairing plain black and white piece together are very stylish as well. Above example from Valentino is a very stylish and simple which can be replicated at any price point. I found a similar skirt from Valentino Red which is still stylish but without the hefty price tag of Valentino black label. (Valentino Red silk organza skirt via Saks $495)

Also plain black and white maybe a little boring at times, so I would definitely use an accessory such as a color bag, shoes scarf or bracelet) to add a bit of jazz to the black/white look. SG would love to pair the skirt on right with a black fitted top and a red Valentino bag (as seen above).

So savvy people, are you a black/white sort of person?

image: Saks 5th Ave, banana republic, eluxury, bergdorf goodman, tory burch

15 comments:

  1. I love the contrast between black and white - polar opposition! It looks so chic and classy.

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  2. I've never done black & white, it always says 'waiter' to me. But looking at that Valentino display has completely changed my thinking.

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  3. Hi there-black and white is such a chic mix, forever timeless and classic, lovely picks here Savvy!

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  4. B+W is so classy, but I hope, for my mental safe that there will be other colours ;)

    xoxo

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  5. Hi Savvy,

    I agree Sharon Rose. Black & white combination forever chic and classic look. :) I adore... One of my favourite fashion house is CHANEL! :D

    xoxo: Janet

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  6. I adore black and white! So chic!

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  7. I love the first t-shirt and those Dolce and Gabbana pumps are to die for!!

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  8. Great picks. They are all so lovely!

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  9. I don't really do black and white but Chanel makes it very chic.

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  10. It's so wonderfully classic... you just can't go wrong!
    xxx

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  11. I love black and white together. It's perfect for my minimalist approach.

    You had great picks in this post, SG.

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  12. black and white is totally me! it's always going to be the most classic colour combo!

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  13. You can never go wrong with black and white, it's so chic and effortless!!!

    xo

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  14. We think that our collection YuKoN black & white matches perfectly to all examples above: http://www.teno-blog.com/2009/01/black-and-white-is-still-in-trend-2009/

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