5 Ways to Make Black and White Hot for Summer

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Black and white is HOT! I mean, it gives us the meaning of contrast. These polar opposites work well together and they scream volumes of fashionista to the tenth degree. Let me put it this way, I decided to build a black and white shoe section in my closet because of how much I admire these two power colors.

How could someone survive fashion trends without having a pair of black and white sandals? This pair of Enzo Angiolini shoes is strappy, sassy, and full of pizzazz. Wear them with your favorite white linen dress while vacationing on a Caribbean getaway, or pair them with your bold yellow mini. Whether you gear it up or down, this Enzo find makes you look like a fast-paced and well-stepped DIVA.

Enzo Angiolini Brien High Heel Open Toe Sandals

→ Buy the Enzo Angiolini Brien High Heel Open Toe Sandals, $120.00, at bloomingdales.com.

Kenneth Cole and I have not been the best of friends, but this shoe definitely impresses me. This spotted pump is miraculous. If someone described this pump to me, I probably wouldn’t feel like it excited me. However, I believe this shoe has great execution! It has a four-inch heel that looks high end, and is high end. It has a perfect point and the white studs are aligned strategically to give it a maximum wowza factor. I LOVE them. Get yourself a pair and spice up those work suits, ladies!

Kenneth Cole York Studded D'Orsay Pumps

→ Buy the Kenneth Cole York Studded D'Orsay Pumps, $157.50 (was $225.00), at bloomingdales.com.

I found a lovely Milly satchel that will pair beautifully with the studded pumps. It is a simple bag with enough space to take to work and transition into a day bag when running errands on a weekend.

Milly Studded Leather Satchel Bag

→ Buy the Milly Studded Leather Satchel Bag, $425.00, at neimanmarcus.com; shipping and returns are free.

I am tired of carrying large bags in the evening. I used to love them because I could stick everything in them to carry around, but now that I live in the heart of downtown I find the weight burdensome. To solve this problem, I’ve decided to start carrying a clutch in the evenings, even when I’m wearing something casual like a t-shirt and jeans. A clutch can exude sophistication and class, and carrying a clutch will prevent you from carrying your random toiletries and “what if I need this” items.

Rafe Azura Asymmetrical Striped Minaudiere

→ Buy the Rafe Azura Asymmetrical Striped Minaudiere, $495.00, at neimanmarcus.com; shipping and returns are free.

Do you have a gala to attend and need a versatile dress that you can wear again before the year ends? Then you will love ABS by Allen Schwartz gown. This is an absolute stunner! The cut reminds me of the Indecent Proposal dress mixed with that famous black and white dress Julia Roberts wore to an awards ceremony several years ago. This is a stylish and extremely flattering dress. It accentuates the female body by showcasing curves in a flirty yet respectable manner.

ABS by Allen Schwartz Cutout Neckline Color Block Gown

→ Buy the ABS by Allen Schwartz Cutout Neckline Color Block Gown, $393.60 (was $492.00), at bloomingdales.com.

Kim Moshtaghi
is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Kim is currently based in sunny San Diego, California, where she's a Realtor with Real Living Real Estate, specializing in coastal homes and luxury acquisitions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.