I was asked recently in an interview what my favourite fashion trend is of the season, but anyone who knows me, knows that I always temper my trends with classic pieces and never go full on head to toe in trends. I think it's always a mistake to go full on trends, as it looks staged and often times has already been done. I think we should focus on what flatters our bodies and go with it, I always say 'Comfort is key'. Anyway, back to my favourite trend right now, which is not really a trend but a timeless classic, black and white duo, may it be in bold stripes, polka dots, colour blocking, houndstooth or graphic prints. Black and white previously blogged here, has taken a resurgence thanks to the Spring/Summer 2013 collections of some designers like Marc Jacobs, Tibi, Oscar de la Renta, and Michael Kors to name a few.
This black and white sweater dress from Bebe 2 was gifted from my dear friend Jessica for Christmas; truthfully I was a little worried that the horizontal stripes would make me look wider, but little did I know that it would in contrast hide any (and by any I mean all) my flaws. I love the black panels on the side as they served as side contouring. I decided to take a try at mixing prints by adding the polka dot leggings which hugged and I think brought the look together.
- Dress: Bebe 2 (no longer available but try this )
- Bag: Thrifted
- Necklace: Tuscany Boutique
- Ankle Booties (House Of Styles, Mandeville, (online option available here)
- Stockings : Forever 21(this could work)
- Ring: Calvin Klein
- Watch: Michael Kors
- Arm Swag: ASOS, David Yurman, Tiffany & Co.
- On My Lips : MAC's Morange (try different liners for the perfect blend)
- On My Nails: OPI's Gargantuan Green Grape
I have so many plans for styling this dress, I can see myself waring it over a long maxi and tucked into some high waisted pants... possibly coming soon to a blog roll near you ;)
Thanks for reading everyone!! Let me know if you are as excited about this