If I could only wear one color combination for the rest of my life, it would definitely be black and white. While I have tons of colorful dresses to wear in spring and summer, I love the look of the severely edited black and white closet.
I went to a conference this spring and spent three days with a group of colleagues, and happened to pack all black and white outfits, even though on Friday it was just my light wash jeans, a black t-shirt, and my checkered Vans. Several people remarked how chic I looked, which isn’t a comment I’m used to receiving, and can only attribute it to my black and white mini-capsule wardrobe.
I tried on approximately 134 pairs of white jeans before settling on these Slink cropped flairs with raw edge hems. The fit and quality are amazing.
I wouldn’t normally pay so much for a t-shirt, but I loved the drape of this fabric and the tie-back detail on this Sejour black and white striped tee, plus I figured it would last several seasons and the cost per wear would be low.
Again, it took me ages to find a pair of black pants that worked for me, and again, I got them from Nordstrom’s. I hate paying full price, but not as much as I hate taking pants to be hemmed, so Nordstrom’s is my go-to place to shop for pants because they’ll hem them for free and have someone just a quick call away to measure and mark them. These Calson jeans are actually made out of a cotton twill rather than denim, so they feel a little dressier.