Black and white style 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.)
Actually, 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.
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