Blog: Haute Pot
What do you like most about this trend?
I love that black and white in a graphic print makes such a bold statement but holds so many style options. Marc Jacobs does a nod to mod, while Michael Kors remains all-American fresh. The checkerboard print is a refreshing turn from your usual gingham or plaid, and the vertical stripes seen on this season's outfits are so much more forgiving than your normal horizontal stripe.
How do you build your outfit around it?
I chose a black and white striped pair of jeans because it has a very rock n' roll vibe. Since I had a full day's work ahead and was attending an event in the evening, I paired it with a casual rock logo tank and a sequined jacket.
How do you balance your outfit without making it look over the top?
Both the jeans and the Pink Floyd tank top are casual pieces on their own but paired with a dressier jacket and some heels make the outfit look a bit more put together.
Can you give tips on how to pull off this trend?
The possibilities here are endless since it's your basic black and white. For summer, you can add a fresh pop of color or your can go black and white from head to toe. Look for new silhouettes too! The checkerboard and striped print in a cocoon-shaped skirt or blouse is something I'm on the lookout for.
Jacket, Mango. Stripped jeans, Mango. Tank top, Forever 21. Shoes, Zara.
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