June 4, 2012

dark vs. light

 { images via atlantic-pacific. clockwise from top left, bracelet: kate spade / top: topshop / skirt: topshop / earrings: c wonder / pumps: charlotte olympia / tote: reed krakoff }

until recently, i honestly was not a fan of the "classic" black + white combination. black and white outfits have always seemed far too boring, plain and predictable for my tastes, especially since the clothes themselves were often completely boring, plain and predictable. no interesting shapes, textures or patterns..minimal accessorizing... nothing to create a strong reaction. 
recently, however, black + white has truly become one of my favorite looks - especially when worn by the likes of stylish bloggers like blair eadie. a voluminous skirt, mixed textures and a bold print - like her striped coat or a pair of spotted shoes - make these quintessential basic hues feel downright chic and unexpected. taking something so simple and styling it up with subtle details makes this look perfect for work, play, and everything in between.

II emily

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