Black & White Dressing

Fri 13 Jan 2023

Black and White

People often confuse a black and white outfit as monochrome. The term monochrome actually means one tone and tonal dressing is another stylish option for an outfit. To wear a tonal outfit is often the easiest way to look styled and with the rainbow of colours available on the high street at the moment it can also be a fun way to dress. This blog however is focussed on black and white outfits, which in my view, is one of the simplest and stylish looks you can put together. A great way to kick start your New Year fashion story with a timeless look.

Breton stripes in jersey and knits are a good starting point and pairing these with denim is a simple and stylish combination, however they also look great with faux leather trousers or a black tailored trouser or leggings. A textured, boucle jacket is a lovely layering option and gives you a Chanel style finish to your outfit. You could pick black or white and not combine the two and create an all-white outfit or an all-black outfit. Here are some ideas to inspire your January wardrobe, they are all classic pieces or wardrobe staples, which will stand the test of time.

Outfit 1

Borg Coat, Albaray, £189

Oversized Rollneck Jumper, Cos, £79

Black Legging, Hush, £29

Textured Sock, Birkenstock, £14.95

New Balance 237, £72

Leather Bag, All Saints, £159

Outfit 2

Short Boiled Wool Jacket, Arket, £109

Striped Long Sleeve T Shirt, Uniqlo, £19.90

Leather effect Straight Leg Trouser, Mango, £45.99

Asics Japan S Trainer, £51

Black Bag, Cambridge Satchel Co. £90

Outfit 3

Textured weave Blazer, H&M, £49.99

Black T Shirt, Whistles, £35

Straight Leg Jean, Cos, £59

Zodiac Necklace, Astrid & Miyu, 399

Simple Chain Necklace, & Other Stories, £23

Black Faux Croc Belt, Oliver Bonas, £39.50

Black Leather Pumps, Mint Velvet, £119

Outfit 4

Black Textured Cardigan Jacket, Mint Velvet, £129

White Frill Shirt, Hush, £65

Wide Leg Jean, Jigsaw, £90

Heeled Boot, Whistles, £195

Bucket Bag, LK Bennett, £124

Outfit 5

Double Breasted Coat, Monki, £75

Cream Stripe Knit, & Other Stories, £85

Relaxed Straight Leg Jean, Levi’s, £89.99

Chelsea Boot, Reiss, £198

Braided Leather Bucket Bag, & Other Stories, £135

Outfit 6

Cream Coat, H&M, £139.99

Cream Knit, Zara, £22.99

Bias Satin Skirt, Arket, £59

Croc-effect Knee High Boot, Dune, £78

Stone Leather Phone Bag, Apatchy, £64

Have a look in your current wardrobe, as you may be able to shop that to create these looks, or something similar. Let me know how you get on.

Nerys x

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