Has there ever been a better colour pairing than black and white? Think about it. For ions, black and white have played a huge role in men and women’s fashion. Some of the most iconic looks have come from this match made in heaven – the tuxedo and the little black dress with pearls. Famously Coco Chanel loved to pair black and white together. She once said, “Women think of all colours except the absence of colour. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.”
As much as we love to add colour to our wardrobes, sometimes it’s nice to get back to basics. With a myriad of colours and prints seen on the runways for Spring/Summer 2013, some designers opted to take a page from Coco’s book and go simple, using the ultimate in colour-blocking.
A huge plus to wearing black and white is the infinite shoe and accessory options! Complete the look with your wildest stilettos and chicest jewels.
Photos via Style.com
Desperate for insider style news? Check out our rundown of things you need to know from the world of fashion.
SJP and Manolo Pair Up
Carrie Bradshaw portrayer, Sarah Jessica Parker has announced she will launch a footwear collection. She has opted to work with Manolo Blahnik CEO George Malkemus on the line called SJP. Of course, everyone knows that Carrie helped make Manolo Blahnik a household name and inspired women around the world to start piggy bank shoe funds! The shoes will be available exclusively at Nordstrom.
Hugo Boss Has Been Wu’d
Jason Wu, the designer beloved by First Lady Michelle Obama, will take the helm of Boss Womenswear as its artistic director. It looks like Hugo Boss is trying to revamp the line and hiring fresh blood is the first step. His feminine designs might be the just what the doctor ordered for the menswear heavy fashion house.
Isabel Marant and H&M
In the collaboration-saturated fashion industry, what’s one more pairing? H&M has added Isabel Marant to its list of designer lines. The French designer is adored among editors and fashion-types, but has yet to make it into the North American mainstream. This will allow Marant’s clothes to be financially accessible and garner a bigger following.
The weather may not be complying but I swear, it’s June. With only a couple more weeks until the official kick-off of summer it’s the best time to get your wardrobe in shape. Some helpful pointers: take inventory and figure out what needs replacing and what you’re missing and make sure you try all of your items on. Sometimes after a year, we reach for those short shorts and realize we can’t button them!
If you’re having trouble getting the list started, check out some summer must-haves that are currently available on The Peacock Parade.
1. Bermuda Shorts
The length of these on-trend shorts make them perfect for work. Casual Friday, perhaps?
2. Bright Skirt
Rather than wearing brights solely up top, opt for a bright skirt and keep the fashion party going all the way down your outfit.
3. White Blouse
A cute blouse is all the rage this season, especially in a crisp white. Pair with your bright skirt!
4. Summer Cocktail Dress
Weddings, showers, anniversaries or birthdays – there’s always a summer event to attend, so be prepared.
5. Everyday Dress
Now that you’ve got your party dress, make sure you have a comfortable dress for everyday (especially on those hot days when you want to go pants free!)