Salt & Pepper
Do you think opposites attract? Or do your eyes glaze over and think ‘boring’ when you see black and white? If so, think again. Black and White, especially in these two past fashion weeks (Spring/summer 2012 and Fall/Winter 2012) is more than just an enduring, season-in, season-out trend, it’s also a palate cleanser of the highest order. There is no better example of how enduring it is than Coco Chanel herself (always chic in her black Boucle Chanel suit and a while blouse) and the always gracious Carolina Herrera, whose “uniform” of a while top and black trousers and/or black skirt is the absolute height of elegance and sophistication. The Black and White look is also one of the few real trends in women’s fashion. It is one of the simplest, most chic of looks to work whatever the year and never fails to gain attention when done well.
The fact that you probably already have a few black and white items hanging in your wardrobe makes a monochromatic look possibly one of the easiest summer trends to execute. The black and white trend is also the perfect opposite to the many feminine and colorful trends featured this season.
Here are a few ways on how you can incorporate the black & white chevron patterns in your outfit.
Using black and white will help create an almost sculptured look, and definitely draw attention to you!