April in Black and White

 Fresh Stripes with Spring Green

After more than 15 years working in the fashion industry, one thing that comes around every year is black and white in April. It's kind of an industry standard. Usually a clothing group is constructed by designers with a bright accent, but with an emphasis on the graphic love affair of black and white. So, with that in mind, I found a black and white striped top ($50) from Gap. It's classic enough to wear all year, practically everywhere, and when paired with spring green for work and weekend it feels fresh and fun, but serious enough for 9-5. (Click on image to shop the look.)

What's Black and White and Chic All Over?

 

Black and White Icons
 

Every year trends come and go but some things withstand the test of time because they are already perfect. One of those is the always classic combination of black and white. Whether it's stripes, dots, florals, geometrics or just good ol' fashioned solids paired together, you can't miss with black and white and this spring is no different. Timeless and elegant, think Jackie Onassis, white pants and a black sweater will always be fabulous. Black dress and low heels? Thank you, Audrey Hepburn. The greatest thing about this combination is that it works on everyone. For the edgier among us, paired with perfectly messy hair it's rock 'n' roll. Think Gwen Stefani or Debbie Harry. Fearless? Let Grace Jones or Lady Gaga be your muses. Whatever your style, black and white is always right.

 

Black and White: always chic