Blog: I Am Alexa
What do you like the most about this trend?
I absolutely love black and white outfits because they are timeless and can easily take you from one season to another. When wearing this color combination, you always look effortlessly chic and elegant.
How do you build your outfit around it?
Being true to my minimalist personal style, I am easily drawn to black and white pieces and this graphic print dress is no exception. Though it has a simple silhouette, the three-quarter sleeves make this frock look extra stylish. I paired it with the L.K. Bennett suede boots that I bought during a shopping excursion over at Selfridges. Not only do they go well with my outfit, they also kept me warm while out and about in London.
How do you balance your outfit to avoid making it look over-the-top?
Because the dress has a busy graphic print, I selected plain and minimal accessories to tone down the look. I cinched the waist with a slim black belt and chose a quilted bag to complete my outfit.
Can you give tips on how to pull off this trend?
Classic black and white outfits also look good when worn with red and gold items. Unless you want to look like you just stepped out of a 1970's magazine, try to avoid wearing it with white plastic accessories.
Dress, Bazaar find. Suede boots, L.K. Bennett. Bag, Mango. Thin belt, H&M.
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