B&W Movement
Posted by on March 2, 2012 | 4:44 pm EST

Some may argue that black and white are the absence of color, but the fashion world begs to differ. There is no shade as enduring as these two, consistent in exuding effortless chicness whatever pattern, print, fabric or silhouette these hues may come in.

A combination that works for every woman and occasion, this iconic color pairing is never out of trend. Just look at Karl Lagerfeld, a walking description of monochromatic chicness. With that, here are several black-and-white pieces that captures the pairing’s iconic chicness.

Miu Miu | Embellished-collar printed crepe dress | $2,420

This refreshing lightning flash-printed crepe dress depicts monochromatic quirkiness at its best. Complemented by the crystal-embellished collar in white, this is just as ready for spring as its pastel counterparts.

Michael Kors | Contrast-trimmed cotton jacket | $1,495

Black and white looks doubly sophisticated when used on a sharp jacket like this piece from Michael Kors. The smartly positioned white trims highlight the fine tailoring of this jacket for a polished finish.

Alexander McQueen | Tiger print jersey pencil dress | $1,120

From prim and proper, the color pairing gets rad and bad in this tiger print pencil dress from Alexander McQueen.  We adore how the brush stroke-like effect on the dress lets the dress teeter between sophistication and edginess.

Gucci | Mid-rise cropped straight-leg jeans | $695

Depart from the usual faded blue denim and enlist the winning black-and-white combination on a pair of jeans for uncomplicated style. In this Gucci piece, the pair gets a bold floral print for a fuss-free fashion statement.

Donna Karan | Paneled mesh and jersey top | $1,295

This long-sleeved Donna Karan top is the runaway winner in terms of seamlessly slimming and sculpting a woman’s body. The white curved panels accentuate like a dream, affording the wearer a svelte figure. The mesh slits also tease without revealing too much.

Preen | Contrast Ripple wool-twill jacket | $1,875

Spring’s peplum trend gets a monochromatic change in this Preen jacket. The black lapel and hem push the white ruffles to the forefront, accentuating the smart and sharp tailoring.

Images from Net-a-Porter and Alexander McQueen

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