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From the ’60 to 2015, black and white is a hot new combo on runways. This style will be chic and stylish the next season as well so make sure you have at least one black and white ensemble.
The history of black and white trend
Black and white was the the epitome of the swinging 60s. Together with geometric prints and dots this trend was some kind of rebellion against the explosion of colours at the time. A white high-waisted pencil skirt combined with a black blouse with a white round neckline and black shoes was the ultimate fashion combo. The trend was repopulafavourite black dressesized in the ‘90s with a classic black and white stripes and made a comeback on runways in 2014. The fashion designers such as Alexander Wang, Victoria Beckham, Rodarte, Celine and Marc Jacobs played around with texture, different patterns and fabrics to produce a perfect black and white makeover. The Marc Jacobs’ collection featured a black and white jumpsuit with angular lines in the combination with white high tops. Ralph Lauren went one step further pointing up a black and white sleeveless mini dress and a clutch bag in the same pattern paired with black stilettos. The black and white trend is here to stay in 2015 as designers such as Thakoon Panichgul, Diane von Furstenberg and Joseph Altuzarra experiment with this stylish combo.
Celebrities wearing black and white
Leighton Meester chose the long-sleeved Balmain mini dress with the absolutely gorgeous black skirt with white panels. She added black lace pumps and the black clutch. Sheer perfection. Kendall Jenner opted for the bold black and white look with the white trouser suit and the black and white striped crop top. Another Kardashian sister, Kim combined high-waisted black pants, the white top and the white blazer. Beyonce rocked the 55th Annual Grammy Awards with a fabulous black and white structured jumpsuit by Osman Yousefzada. One of her best look ever!
How to wear black and white?
Black and white is an excellent choice for casual wear, which may come as a surprise. Black and white striped pants, a white blouse and red peep-toe heels are a huge hit this season. Black and white striped pants are worth having as you can always break the monochromatic look with yellow or pink blazers. A black and white striped peplum top and a black pencil skirt with black platform heels, little red belt and red handbag is something you should definitely try out. Take a fashion risk with a structured black and white jumpsuit and combine it with matching striped high heels. Learn from the best. Let beautiful Twiggy and Nicole Richie be your fashion role model and choose a graphic print black and white trench coat and white stilettos. Transform your with a white oversized blazer. A black and white wide striped shift dress is the great combination with a leather bag, a black leather jacket and black peep-toe booties.
Paint your fashion world with black and white as this style is here to stay.