The Black and White Trend: 6 Fun New Options

Monday, January 21, 2013

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Marc Jacobs Spring 2013
Marc Jacobs Spring 2013 RTW
Black and white is a simple and chic color combination. My first pair of high heels was black and white mary janes. They matched everything in my closet, so I kept them for years. It is a great example of how two colors from opposite end of the spectrum can look so complementary together.

This gorgeous black and white dress is the perfect attire for a fancy event. It is elegant and only requires minimal accessories, if any at all. This is a great staple dress for the woman who hates to accessorize but wants to look the part. The design is stunning with a white background and lace tier scalloped trim. Unfortunately, like most great things, it is only available in limited sizes. (Editor's Note: We found this dress at three different online shops, resulting in a slightly larger range of sizes available between them.)

BCBGMAXAZRIA Lorenna Lace Dress

→ Buy the BCBGMAXAZRIA Lorenna Lace Dress, $268.00, at; $116.99, at; $278.00, at

If you like the BCBG cut and appreciate flirty lace, but the available sizes do not fit your body type, then check out a comparable dress with just as much charm. This dress has the same classic fit with a round neck, but this dress has a lace design that accentuates the bust area instead of tiered lace that covers the entire dress.

BCBGMAZAZRIA Cerise Lace-Applique Dress

→ Buy the BCBGMAZAZRIA Cerise Lace-Applique Dress, $398.00, at

If you cannot wear tight fitting clothes, then you will love the sweater dress from White House Black Market. The design is simple and it will feel very comfortable for the office. Look and feel great while earning your paycheck.

White House Black Market Colorblock Sweater Dress

→ Buy the White House Black Market Colorblock Sweater Dress, $180.00, at

Keep up with the new trend by carrying a fabulous black and white woven clutch that will remind you of a blast from the past. The bubble clasp will keep your valuables secure and add some pizazz.

Kate Spade Beverly Terrace Shyla Clutch

→ Buy the Kate Spade Beverly Terrace Shyla Clutch, $298.00, at; shipping and returns are free.

Ready to retire dresses after all the holiday parties you attended? Then try a girly polka dot black and white ruffle blouse. Tuck it into your favorite pencil skirt and get ready for business. Try this top with some jeans and pointy heels for a night out.

White House Black Market Dot Ruffle Shell

→ Buy the White House Black Market Dot Ruffle Shell, $68.00, at

Dance around in this free flowing black and white stripped skirt. Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to twirl.

Bebe Stripe Mini Circle Skirt

→ Buy the Bebe Stripe Mini Circle Skirt, $69.00, at

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.