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 '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 ::

Spring 2009 Fashion Week saw black and white patterns trends:

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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.


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!


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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