Special Occasion Jun 28, 2018

A Guide To Black And White Dressing

Mary Orton of fashion blog Memorandum wears a black and white stripe Carolina Herrera off the shoulder dress with white chunky kitten heels, black woven straw bag, a black bolero Saint Laurent hat and beaded statement earrings

DRESS: Carolina Herrera (similar HERE)  |  HAT: Saint Laurent  |  SHOES: Maryam Nassir Zadeh (on sale!) |  BAG: Ulla Johnson  |  EARRINGS: Carolina Herrera


At this point, I think it’s fair to say that my propensity to wear black and white clothing is officially a chronic condition.  I could wear this combo all day every day and be happy as a dalmation having tea with a zebra.  This look featuring the Carolina Herrera dress of my DREAMZ was my outfit of choice for the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic here in New York a few weeks back, and I’ve been binging on black and white fashion ever since.  Today, I’m rounding up my favorite black and white pieces (like this dress that’s very similar to the CH version I’m wearing!) along with my top tips on how to style them below!



Mary Orton of fashion blog Memorandum wears a black and white stripe Carolina Herrera off the shoulder dress with white chunky kitten heels, black woven straw bag, and a black Saint Laurent hatMary Orton of fashion blog Memorandum wears a black and white stripe Carolina Herrera off the shoulder dress with white with black embellishment chunky kitten heels, black woven straw bag, a black bolero Saint Laurent hatMary Orton of fashion blog Memorandum wears a black and white stripe Carolina Herrera off the shoulder dress with white chunky kitten heels, black woven straw bag, a black bolero Saint Laurent hat and beaded statement earringsMary Orton of fashion blog Memorandum wears a black and white stripe Carolina Herrera off the shoulder dress with white chunky kitten heels, black woven straw bag, a black bolero Saint Laurent hat and beaded statement earringsMary Orton of fashion blog Memorandum wears a black and white stripe Carolina Herrera off the shoulder dress with white chunky kitten heels, black woven straw bag, a black bolero Saint Laurent hat and beaded statement earrings and a bold red lip


THE BEST BLACK AND WHITE PIECES AND HOW TO STYLE THEM

  • Add these black and white earrings to even the simplest t-shirt and jeans and it’s a whole different ball game.  Never underestimate the power of accessories, y’all.
  • The same styling rules apply to a chic black and white shoe.  My personal favorite might be these black and white leopard pumps because you can wear them year-round, but for summer, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a sandal cuter than these (check out the gingham option)!
  • This black and white gingham dress remains one of my very favorites from the 30 Dresses in 30 Days series.  It’s a classic summer staple that you’ll wear for years and also looks amazing with a black waist belt and white button up layered underneath!
  • When it comes to timeless wardrobe staples, you can’t beat this blazer.  Wear it to the office with white wide-leg pants and wear it on the weekends with your favorite denim shorts.

Scroll through the slideshow below for a complete list of my favorite black and white pieces!

 

DRESS: Carolina Herrera (similar HERE)  |  HAT: Saint Laurent  |  SHOES: Maryam Nassir Zadeh (on sale!) |  BAG: Ulla Johnson  |  EARRINGS: Carolina Herrera


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6 Responses to A Guide To Black And White Dressing

  1. Rach says:

    OH my this dress is so stunning! Love the black and white stripes and the style of it!

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  2. What a fantastic black and white outfit! This dress is gorgeous and the outfit is perfect up to the last detail! Superb!!!

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  3. The Furnshop says:

    You are looking very beautiful. I just love these pretty pictures. You black and white dress is fabulous.

  4. Linda says:

    Wow! Beautiful and superbly elegant dress!! ????????
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