Spring Preview: Bold Black and White Transitional Pieces

Monday, January 02, 2012

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Narciso Rodriguez
Spring 2012 RTW
Although it's hard to think about spring fashion when I am bundled up, thinking about spring fashion gives me hope for warmer weather and exciting clothing. Brightness awaits us, and I can't wait to embrace exciting trends after what feels like an eternity of boots and layers. As always, there are transition pieces that carry all of us from winter to spring, so before I jump into citrus and pastel colors for my next post, I'd like to focus on black and white transitional pieces first.

This classic style boyfriend blazer is great for an everyday pair of jeans. This is a casual must-have blazer that will go with almost anything in your closet. Try some layered necklaces to spunk up this look or better yet wear a bold floral necklace with it.

Aqua Color Block Girlfriend Blazer

→ Buy the Aqua Color Block Girlfriend Blazer, $108.00, at bloomingdales.com

Knee length skirts will still be a wardrobe necessity for the office, and this generic pencil skirt with white horizontal stripes is perfect for the workforce. The slit in the back gives it some style without compromising your job.

White House Black Market Colorblock Pencil Skirt

→ Buy the White House Black Market Colorblock Pencil Skirt, $88.00, at whitehouseblackmarket.com.

Since the sheer look is in for the spring, I found an adorable top white and black polka dot blouse. I love the flirty look of this blouse and its potential to glam up simple slacks. The blouse has no collar, which creates a free flowing look and makes it easier to wear with bohemian style clothing.

Banana Republic Bella Pintuck Dot Blouse

→ Buy the Banana Republic Bella Pintuck Dot Blouse, $79.50, at bananarepublic.com; shipping is free on orders of $50+.

Need something cute for your feet? Check out Kate Spade's adorable houndstooth round toe shoes. The lovely bow on top exudes femininity but, unfortunately, only a few sizes remain. If you are lucky enough to be either a size 5.5 or 8, then snatch them.

Kate Spade New York Jocelyn Pump

→ Buy the Kate Spade New York Jocelyn Pump, $325.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.

Anything flowy is a great way to roll into spring. This Bebe Kimono top with flared sleeves is a perfect casual shirt. It takes casual to a new level because of its trendy sleeves that maintain comfort and breathing room.

Bebe Kimono Sleeve Stripe Top

→ Buy the Bebe Kimono Sleeve Stripe Top, $54.00, at bebe.com.

Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.