Black and white is red hot! 10 spring transition pieces UNDER $50 and a #giveaway

10 black and white spring transitional pieces UNDER $50


Black and white is a perennial favorite with designers for a reason. The look is crisp, clean and coordinates with every other color of the rainbow.

Since the look is so timeless, it makes life (or at least dressing for life!) easy. In fact, one of my favorite “last minute, go absolutely anywhere” outfits is a pair of black silk pants paired with a crisp white Jones of New York blouse. (Add a colored scarf or a statement necklace. Toss on a bright jacket or a casual cardi.  Try red pumps or neutral wedges. It just works on so many levels.)

16585354_1887219344845728_3235689792276529152_nActually, much of my wardrobe falls into three categories: black, white, or a black and white pattern. I certainly have color, too, but I find that when pressed for time, I reach for the black and white. My coworkers probably think I have no imagination (and maybe it’s true). But for me, black and white is the ultimate “Garanimal” outfit.

Designers must agree that the combination is appealing, because today the stores are simply filled with black and white for spring. Windowpane plaid, funky polka dots, an even nautical stripes are everywhere!

Above are some of my personal favorites, all of which are $50 or less.

Now, one lucky Susan Said… WHAT?! reader will win a black and white spring cotton scarf in a splashy rose print from one of my go-to stores, Anne Taylor LOFT. Retail $28.50

This giveaway is available for readers in the CONTINENTAL USA, aged 18+. Odds are determined by the number of entries received. Giveaway ends 3-27-2017.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


While you’re here, please enter one of our great giveaways below. Good luck!

Coastal accessoriesSea Shore Brides, goldtone and rhinestone hair pins for wedding, prom, special event or everyday from Sea Shore Brides. Easy Rafflecopter entry form and so many ways to enter the giveaway daily!  Ends 3-13



Choice of motivational tank or teeLife is Balance Racer Back Tank Top from Life is Balance. Easy Rafflecopter entry form and so many ways to enter the giveaway daily! Ends 3-13.



Sweet giveaway from Snugly baby for the tiniest fashionista in your home! Easy Rafflecopter entry form and so many ways to enter the giveaway daily! Ends 3-27.


Susan Said… WHAT?! is your guide to real style for the way you live. From fabulous fashion and accessories, to gorgeous gardens and stunning interiors, plus the latest products for parties, weddings, and events of all kinds. Susan Conforte McNeill is an author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador and Cover Girl Ambassador. She is also the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! Susan Said…WHAT?! was named one of the Top 50 Beauty Blogs in the World by To learn more, visit Family Circle Magazine or click the About tab above.

DISCLAIMER: No financial compensation was received in exchange for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I believe will be good for my readers.


Add Yours
  1. 1
    Laurie Emerson

    I love the Starfish hair clips beach wedding pair of 2 beach bride sea life updo hairstyle accessories starfish clips/pins.

  2. 4
    Jennifer Bay

    I love the Hawaiian flower hair clips blue Fake Plumeria foam pair of barrettes Small Frangipani Flower Heads beach wedding tropical hair accessories

  3. 8

    I absolutely love the Sand dollar wedding decoration/favor hanging sea life ornament resin cruelty free sand dollar sea life. What a neat idea!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.