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August 13, 2014

Black & White Combinations: After 5 Glam

What is more elegant than a black dress for a formal function? Or a sexy black blouse for a date night? Well, nothing, in our opinion. And sprinkling in some white pieces and black/white patterns update your look for a great night out. Heading into fall, white will certainly have it’s place when paired with black – you’ll be wearing these pieces for months, and years, to come.
Let us know what you think in the comments below. And check back tomorrow to see some of our favorite ways to incorporate black and white into our casual wardrobes.
http://www.millyny.com/catalog/product/view/id/116813/s/camellia-coco-dress/
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MILLY - Camellia Coco Dress
Camellia Coco Dress
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Stunning, don’t you think? MILLY’s modern floral pattern is perfect for a dinner of after 5 business function. And it’s crewneck and hourglass styling, with waist seam and pleats, make it suitable for the office, if you’ll be heading straight out, too. (These are the same reasons it will flatter your every curve.) We really like the modern finish of the exposed zipper down the back.


http://www.shopbop.com/judy-open-back-long-sleeve/vp/v=1/1515370318.htm Generation Love - Judy Open Back Top
Generation Love - Judy Open Back Top
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Generation Love - Judy Open Back Top
Judy Open Back Top
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We cannot say enough great things about this silky-feeling top from Generation Love. We talked about this line a few weeks ago – we love its effortless, contemporary feel and the designers behind it are amazing. This top has a crossover back that is beautiful over a black tank top. Where it with skinny black jeans, black skinny ponte pants, or black leather leggings. You’ll feel sexy and confident, with all the perks of wearing a loose and easy-fitting top.
http://www.jbrandjeans.com/620_Flocked_Sateen_Super_Skinny_in_Fog/pd/cl/10306/np/60/p/4172.html J Brand - 620 Flocked Sateen Super Skinny Jeans
J Brand - 620 Flocked Sateen Super Skinny Jeans
At first, we weren’t all universally sold on these J Brands skinnies. And then we got our hands on them. They are soft and read more like a great pair of skinny tweed– and very stretchy - pants. The black is actually a velvet on a sateen white ground. They are really comfortable and beautiful. They look great with anything from a silk blouse to a fitted black sweater – you’ll love them this winter, especially if you add a pop of color, like these heels.
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Eileen-Fisher-V-Neck-Boyfriend-Cardigan-Sleeveless-Long-Silk-Top-Slim-Stretch-Ankle-Jeans/prod173810006_cat10170731__/p.prod Eileen FIsher - V-Neck Boyfriend Cardigan
Eileen FIsher - V-Neck Boyfriend Cardigan
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Eileen FIsher - V-Neck Boyfriend Cardigan
V-Neck Boyfriend Cardigan
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This easy fitting boyfriend cardigan from Eileen Fisher is a perfect casual option for an evening out. It’s sheer, and with the subtle mixed material of black with flecks of white, that offers a lot of versatility in how to wear it. We like it with a simple black tank and slim pants. You can wear anything from skinny jeans to black ponte or coated leggings. We even like to button this cardigan up and add a skinny belt - it gives it a little more polished feel.


https://www.madewell.com/madewell_category/SHIRTSTOPS/tankscamis/PRDOVR~A7832/A7832.jsp Madewell - Silk Muscle Tee
Madewell - Silk Muscle Tee
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Madewell - Silk Muscle Tee
Silk Muscle Tee
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Madewell finds a way to make universally flattering pieces for women of all ages – like this black and white floral tunic. The silk material brings the casual style up a notch, for an easy evening look, with skinny pants or jeans.
http://www.shopbop.com/harlow-chiffon-plaid-blouse-diane/vp/v=1/1526900919.htm Diane von Furstenberg - Harlow Chiffon Plaid Blouse
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Diane von Furstenberg - Harlow Chiffon Plaid Blouse
Harlow Chiffon Plaid Blouse
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DVF knows her pattern, there’s no disputing that. This black and white graphic dot creates an abstract plaid and the silk chiffon is soft and ethereal. Wear a simple black tank under it. A black pencil skirt will give this a sophisticated finish, while skinny black jeans will give it an edgier, modern look.


http://www.shopbop.com/imani-blouse-torn-by-ronny/vp/v=1/1500584644.htm Torn by Ronny Kobo - Imani Blouse
Torn by Ronny Kobo - Imani Blouse
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Torn by Ronny Kobo - Imani Blouse
Imani Blouse
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The surplice neckline and elastic waist makes this Torn by Ronny Kobo – a contemporary line - a must-have for many body types. It’s easy, yet sexy, with it’s loose fit and open neckline. While it’s shown with matching pants – which is certainly a fun look – we’d recommend a simple black bottom or a pair of dark wash jeans. Add a delicate longer necklace to accent the neckline – it is so feminine.


http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/eliza-j-embellished-lace-gown/3669436 Eliza J - Embellished Lace Gown
Eliza J - Embellished Lace Gown
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Eliza J - Embellished Lace Gown
Embellished Lace Gown
Eliza J
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While it’s not exactly black and white (the lining is more like a pale nude), we had to include this beautiful Eliza J gown. The price is absolutely amazing for a dress that can be worn to any formal function and will make you look like a million bucks. This is a simple style, but the pleating along one side of the bodice is super flattering. This dress is going to compliment many body types – if you're curvier in the hip or belly, it's is going to camouflage and bring out your best features.


http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/maggy-london-back-bow-lace-sheath-dress/3740762 Maggy London - Back Bow Lace Sheath Dress
Maggy London - Back Bow Lace Sheath Dress
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Maggy London - Back Bow Lace Sheath Dress
Back Bow Lace Sheath Dress
Maggy London
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Another black lace option with a pale lining, Maggy London offers an equally flattering, but slightly less formal option. Perfect for a charity function or wedding, it has a small bow detail on the back that is very subtle, but adds a bit of interest (without making it girlish). If you don’t like to show your arms, you know how hard it is to find a “dressier” dress – don’t miss out on this one.
http://www.katespade.com/fancy-footwork-emanuelle/PXRU4959,en_US,pd.html Kate Spade - Fancy Footwork Emanuelle Clutch
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Kate Spade - Fancy Footwork Emanuelle Clutch
Fancy Footwork Emanuelle Clutch
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You don't need to be so serious when you are heading out for the evening. Have some fun by adding this quirky bag to a casual outfit when you are heading out for drinks (or to a piano bar), and feel confident in wearing it with a formal dress, too. We especially love it with a menswear inspired tuxedo jacket and sexy heels. This is going to be  conversation starter, so be ready.
http://www.shopbop.com/chandi-wristlet-cleobella/vp/v=1/1557596569.htm Cleobella - Chandi Wristlet
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Cleobella - Chandi Wristlet
Chandi Wristlet
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A simple style in an oversized wristlet, dressed up with a spotted haircalf. It will fit all your essentials and has a braided strap that fits over your wrist, keeping your hands free for important things like drinks or plates of food.
http://www.katespade.com/ombre-bouquet-small-necklace/WBRU8404,en_US,pd.html Kate Spade - Ombre Bouquet Small Necklace
Kate Spade - Ombre Bouquet Small Necklace
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Kate Spade - Ombre Bouquet Small Necklace
Ombre Bouquet Small Necklace
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Black and white even works for jewelry, like in this Swarovski crystal Kate Spade necklace. Dress up a simple blouse and pants or wear it with a formal dress. The ombre effect is simple, yet striking.



 

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