Black and white is classic and unarguably chic. The combination exudes power and class but that doesn't mean it has to be stuffy or dull. Choose luxe jewelry, statement pieces, and bright accessories to personalize your favorite neutral items.
This skirt is one of those pieces that I wish I could wear every day. I find the cut very flattering and it looks great with a wide variety of tops. I also love the way it dances in the wind - I can't help but twirl!
I've recently discovered a new appreciation for neutral-colored clothing. Whereas I used to think black and white items were boring, I now see them as some of the most valuable players in my wardrobe. Not only do I get tons of use out of them but no matter what a black skirt or a white top is paired with you'll always look put-together. That was my inspiration for this look. I combined neutral items with eye-catching jewelry and made it all pop with bold sandals.
Instead of wearing a cami underneath this semi-sheer, lace top I went with a black bandeau to create more of a dramatic and modern look. Crop tops are huge right now but if you're not completely comfortable with baring your mid-drift, then try layering one under a lace top for a coy approach to a fresh trend.
Photos by Dan Harper
[top: Zara, bandeau: Mary Catherine's Boutique, skirt: Forever21, sandals: Miz Mooz, necklace: Francesca's, earrings: Anthropologie, black & gold bracelets: Ann Taylor, gold bracelet: Marc Jacobs]
Gap's latest ads are telling the people of the world to "dress normal." This campaign is a strange one to me because who wants to look like everyone else? To me, and I think to a lot of you, fashion is about individualism and standing out. So guys, please don't dress "normal." Be your loud, crazy, and creative selves and please, for the love of fashion, do NOT dress boring! Even a simple black and beige outfit can be made original and fierce - all you need is your own personal touch (and of course some killer shoes).