Paint it Black and a Whiter Shade of Pale – Pt. 2

More black and white you ask – YES, I answer – Let’s paint it black and a whiter shade of pale!

We looked a five black and white outfits from my wardrobe yesterday and believe it or not, I have five more for today. And still have barely scratched the surface. However, I won’t bore you with all of them…this should do!

Black and White Tuxedo Look – These pieces have all been purchased at very different times but I think they come together nicely to provide a bit of a tuxedo look for those dressy nights out when you just don’t want to wear the LBD (little black dress). The black pants are pin-striped and from a suit I had made. On top is a plain white fitted button-down shirt and the Glassons black and white jacket. I absolutely adore all the black trim detail on the jacket, especially the lapel. I borrowed the Fashion Mister’s black bow tie and added in a pearl necklace for a little girlie bling factor. The handbag is a little silver leather clutch I have had for years and I used the white and grey, 40s style cut-out mid-heel to work with the menswear vibe going on. I think next time we go somewhere dressy, I’m bringing out this look! Not likely anyone else will be wearing the same thing!

Whiter Shade of Pale – I really wanted to make sure that I mixed it up a bit with these looks and that they weren’t too reliant on black. So for this look I have used the Halston Heritage pants and simply matched it with a white Ralph Lauren sweater. For contrast I have used the white and grey clutch and the black and white 40s style t-bar pumps. The black scarf helps pull it all together and adds a bit of warmth. This is perhaps my favourite sweater because it can be worn with everything and in a number of ways. You could add a belt over top for a more fitted look.

Black and White, Zig or Zag? – This shirt from River Island is quickly becoming a favourite. The cut out shoulder provides a subtle sexy factor and if you are afraid of horizontal stripes the zig-zag is a good alternative. I have matched the shirt with my trusty Ralph Lauren wide leg trousers, the scarab necklace, laptop size Olga Berg bag and my Prada penny loafers. I think this makes a good work outfit as well as a good weekend outfit. What do you think?

Black and White, Town & Country - This look is a little bit country and a little bit city, and technically it is a dress. But again the length felt too short for me so I always wear it with pants or leggings. In this case the plaid shirt/dress is worn over white skinny jeans. To play up the country factor I have added the bandana scarf and my fav…black cowboy boots! Just to give the pattern clashing a good run I have grabbed the leopard print Mulberry bag to make three patterns in one look. As with yesterdays mix of patterns, it’s a great way to play with pattern by sticking to patterns in black and white.

A Little Bit Rock and Roll – This look started with the leather pants and rather than match it with the standard white t-shirt I have put them with a black and white striped t-shirt. The Mulberry bag, a black scarf and total rock chic black suede wedges complete the look. Definitely a weekend look in my book…but a weekend with attitude!

So over the two days, which looks are your favourite? Any you would style differently?

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Just a middle-aged woman with a love of fashion trying to have a purchasing fast. Spending 90 days dressing out of what is already in the wardrobe.If I can't shop for clothes, I may as well write about clothes! View all posts by astimegoesbuy

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