Colour My Week - Black and White

Monday, January 17, 2011

'Colour My Week' is back! An initiative to introduce a colour (or in this case colour theme) at the start of a working week. I invite blog readers to participate, by linking your own colour related fashion items back to this blog post. Today I will be talking about black and white together.

An article on fashion.about.com 'How to Look Great in Black and White' explains the best way to wear these colours is to pair a solid black top with a white bottom (skirt, shorts or jeans) "Tie the whole look together with understated accessories -- strappy black sandals, a satin flower belt -- for a feminine look that doesn't detract from the graphic appeal."

:: Bec and Lleyton Hewitt at the races back in 2006, image c/o smh.com.au ::

Spring 2009 Fashion Week saw black and white patterns trends:

:: NYMag.com ::

Here is something black and white from my own wardrobe, a 60's print inspired dress I purchased for $20 from Savers on one of my op shop tours last year. Personally, I feel $20 is a lot of money to spend on one item whilst thrifting, Savers does tend to be a little more expensive than the run of the mill Op Shops, but this dress is a classic, I really couldn't say no.






Some black and white goodies from the worldwideweb:

:: A gorgeous Australian wool knitted dress by lifemagic on etsy ::



:: A glamorous black veiled mini top hat with black/white ribbon and feathers
made by Topperhats on folksy. ::


:: Womens 50's Inspired B & W Heels Size 9.5 for sale on ebay ::


And something for the men:

:: Vintage 1970s Black and White Saddle Leather Oxford Shoes Men's from purvintageclothing ::

Have you made anything black and white recently? Perhaps you found a white shirt in an op shop, or you've been eyeing up a black and and white bag on etsy?  Have you worn a black and white second-hand outfit recently? If you have anything black and white to share, please feel free to link below under comments.

5 comments:

Dogstar Bazaar said...

B&W is timeless understated elegance!! That dress is just lovely, great find and wearable in 10 years I bet!!

Virginia Blue - Director Blue Fruit said...

Oh what a fab dress! $20 is a bargain for such a treasure - utterly timeless. I just about live in black and white - largely because, as an interior designer, it doesn't clash with the colour schemes that I am presenting to clients!

hed said...

That wool dress is to DIE FOR!

hed

Erica Louise said...

Virginia Blue - that is such a wise move wearing black and white for your client visits, I hadn't thought of that.

Erica Louise said...

Hed - I agree, that wool dress is amazing isnt it

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