Tips for Wearing Black and White Outfits

When I’m feeling like I have nothing to wear I gravitate towards tips for wearing either all black outfits (like this one) or black and white outfits. Black is slimming and combined black and white is classic and always on trend.

black and white outfits - tips for rocking one!
Black is the new black!

I kid, I kid. When spring hits I typically pull out all the bright and happy colors but every once in a while I resort back to black and white outfits. This little outfit was one of my favorite black and white outfits I’ve worn lately!

I found this tee at Target and the first time I wore it Roy pointed at me and said “baby!”. That’s when I realized Penelope had basically the same tee but in blue (which she proceeded to have a blow out in while we were on vacation so it didn’t come home with us….).

I paired my striped tee with my favorite black pants from Anthropolige and a colored heel. I topped it off with my newest favorite tassel earrings from Kittsona. I’m obsessed with these!

Tips for rocking all your black and white outfits!

simple black and white outfit and long wavy hair
sitting in front of green door wearing black and white outfit and burgundy heels
classy black and white outfit with maroon heels and long wavy hair

1. Add a splash of color.

I pretty much ALWAYS have some sort of color with my all black outfit and my favorite is in my shoes! A bold lip, fun earrings or a crazy belt – a small splash of color goes a long way.

in a greenhouse wearing black and white outfit and pop of color heel

2. Incorporate different textures.

I added texture through my sleeve and earrings. My tee had a pretty lace on the sleeves and my earrings added a tassel feel to it. You could wear leather pants or a jacket or a tulle skirt – the options are endless!

3. Accessorize!

Black and white outfits are fun because your accessory options are endless! Pile on gold bangles, wear giant tassel earrings (like me!) or add a statement necklace. Have some fun when it comes to your accessories!

{photos taken by Rebecca Petersen}

top | pants (old – similar here and here)  | shoes (old – similar here and here)

Anyone and everyone can wear black and white outfits …just don’t make it an every day thing please…life should be lived in color! 😉 JK!

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About Jen

Jen is a mom of 3 who loves frozen cookie dough, plants and a generous pour of creamer in her coffee. Her biggest joy is helping others find joy in their life, style and home through tips, tutorials and encouragement. She also runs 2 additional blogs. Feel free to send Jen a message or join the fun on Instagram!

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