Classic, timeless, achingly stylish.

Black and white will never go out of style or look any less elegant. Click To Tweet

From Coco Chanel to Audrey Hepburn, all of the world’s greatest fashion icons have understood the power of black and white. Simple but incredibly powerful, black and white suits pretty much every person and every occasion. No one lives without these two basic colour palette, and sure the world can’t either.

Let’s see how models and celebrities master the look.

Runway

Dior AW16 cillection, Tibi Spring 2015 Ready-To-Wear fashion show, Milan Fashion Week’s Blumarine Show

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Celebrity Style

Demi Lovato, Cara Delevingne, Rachael Finch, Olivia Palermo, Emma Roberts, Olivia Culpo (from left to right)

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Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, Maria Menounos, Demi Lovato, Rihanna, Miranda Kerr (from left to right)

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Classic Shapes

 

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Play up the classic feel of black and white by choosing pieces in timeless shapes and silhouettes. A sweater and skirt combination is always stylish. Classic proportions look beautiful rather than boring when you stick to a sleek monochrome palette. Plus, you will bring to mind all the greatest style icons of the twentieth century with your black and white elegance. What could be better?

 

Black and White Stripes

 

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This is the iconic black and white print. Stripes are a classic in their own right, but nothing beats black and white stripes. Crisp, elegant and nautical-inspired, they are the perfect preppy, classy print for any occasion. If you don’t like the idea of intense stripes, a small stripe detail like this sweater is the perfect compromise.

Trendy Details

 

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When you’re working with such a classic outfit, you can easily add trendy, fashionable details without looking at all overdone. These lace-up shoes are perfectly on-trend and give a modern touch to a timeless outfit. Pick something similarly contemporary to make your outfit look chic and high fashion. It's all in the details. Click To Tweet

 

A Touch of Red

 

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Want to add a tiny dash of color? Red is perfect with black and white, as it contrasts beautifully with both the dark and the light. Red sunglasses are perfect for this as they are a subtle way to add a little color without spoiling the monochrome outfit. You could also try delicate red jewelry for a discreet splash of color.

 

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Sweater from CUE

Skirt from Oh My Love

Bag from River Island

Shoes from Aquazzura

Sunglasses from Dolce and Gabbana  

Do you wear black and white? What’s your favorite styling tip for black and white outfits?