4 Reasons to Wear Black and White

Coco Chanel once said, “Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.” Here are the 4 reasons to wear black and white:


1. It’s classic. Black and white NEVER goes out of style. Don’t be afraid to wear a black and white horizontal striped shirt, a la timeless breton stripes.

coco chanel in a breton striped shirt

Chanel in Breton stripes (image via Wikimedia)

2. It’s chic. Instead of mixing black and white, go head to toe in one or the other. An all black ensemble is slimming and the epitome of chic- think Audrey Hepburn. Or go head to toe white this summer; to keep the look from being boring, mix textures like linen, eyelet, white denim, or a classic white button up.

all white is super chic for spring

these ladies are lovely in white

3. It’s easy. You already have black and white in your closet, right? Wearing black and white requires no thought – just toss it on and go! Mixing prints is a huge trend. Staying the the black and white family makes mixing prints easy – don’t be afraid to combine B&W polka dots, horizontal stripes, animal print, colorblocks, florals- anything goes!

the Simone moc is the epitome of easy and chic - black and white stripes mean you can slip them on with almost any outfit

it doesn’t get any easier than a black & white striped slip on moc

4. It’s versatile. Black and white go with ANY color – including navy or brown. Mix and match black and white with brights, like coral, turquoise or canary yellow. Or keep the look subdued and understated by mixing black and white with cognac or taupe.

blue loafers with skinny black jeans

use a pop of color to add excitement to a black & white outfit

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