Conquering the black and white trend

Nothing is more appealing to me than black and white with a pop of color. As you already know, I absolutely ADORE wearing bright colors, so being able to add my own bit of sass and flavor without going overboard is great for my professional wardrobe. That being said, how you wear black and white and at the same time incorporate pattern and print can be a bit tricky. That's why I decided to show you how to style some black and white pieces that you may have in your wardrobe.

Look number one is a take on the traditional pinstripe pant; why not wear zig zag ;-) Add a bright colored top and a bold accessory to bring the eye upward to that that beautiful face of your. For my pear-shaped dolls, be careful of the print and the line direction. You don't have to necessarily to a pinstripe, but maybe a white tuxedo straight leg pant with a thin black stripe down the side. Sexy and slimming at the same time ;-) Pair with a killer pump to add some length to those legs!

Wanna be the power player at your job? Give em' a black and white blouse with a black and white skirt; pattern mix and give them something to talk about. Add a colorful pump and a red lip and you will be promoted tomorrow! If you work in an office with a little tamer style, opt for a patent pointed or peep-toe pump. It gives you a little bit of shine and glamour without going overboard.

When you just wanna spend the afternoon checking out the latest flick with your boo or taking the kids out for a day at the museum, you can still be a part of the black and white trend. Pair a bold print top with a maxi-skirt or palazzo pant and you are good to go. Don't neglect your accessories with this look. Add a beautiful leather or vintage oversized crossbody bag for snacks, lip gloss or other essentials and a pair of over-sized sunnies (my personal favorite) and you're good to go!

Well I hope that I've given you a few ways to incorporate some black and white looks into your wardrobe. Don't be afraid to wear some bold prints and accessorize with a pop of color. It's fashion honey...have some fun!

Dionne Dean