Black and white is the big trend right now and browsing the prefall 2013 collections only emphasises what a strong look it is. Street style mavens from New York to London are already dressing in solid black and white blocks. Yes, there are graphic black and white prints too, but the key is just the simple, clean idea of wearing a black piece and a white piece together. Try putting the white pant with the black top as a change from the more obvious white top and black pant or skirt but either way it’s a must have look for spring summer and beyond. To get the high contrast look, the white used is really radiant in woven cotton shirtings, knits and slinky silk. The black is really black this look only works if it’s very fresh anything a bit faded, tired or over washed, you know where I’m going with this, will not work!

White is great for accessories to style a black and white outfit, i.e. shoes and bags in case you are worried, they no longer have a bit of an iffy style reputation and I’m just loving the bright white bags. And flat winkle picker shoes this season.

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