Celebrity Inspiration: How to Wear Black and White This Summer



A clean combination of pared-down black and white can be a breath of fresh air amidst summertime bright colors and bold patterns. The look is anything but boring–think refined, classic, and cool, especially when put together like these celebrity style experts.

Dakota Johnson
Make a patterned black and white dress country-chic like Dakota Johnson's outfit at the 2014 Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. Her fit-and-flare Diane von Furstenberg frock was styled with feminine flair thanks to a ribbon detailed woven sun hat and dainty details.

Jessica Alba
Add summer ready color to a neutral ensemble via a tangerine hued tote, which brightens up Jessica Alba's office ready white blazer and black skirt.

Heidi Klum
Color blocking with black and white is a classic way to wear the two contrasting colors–and is especially fabulous when the styling has already been done for you on a jumpsuit. Heidi Klum's sexy Jenni Kayne getup, which the model wore at the Hamptons Magazine Memorial Day Celebration did just that. This is a look that you can get away with amidst warm weather, without a coat or sweater masking its standout effect.

Chanel Iman
Jump aboard the white pants parade like Chanel Iman, who combined multiple trends into her her ensemble at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. She nailed the look thanks to a stylish off-the-shoulder top with a trendy peplum detailing, hot lace up heels, and skinnies that stood out.

Kate Hudson
For casual summer outings, pair a cool white tee with a black jersey pencil skirt like Kate Hudson. Her edgy Osman t-shirt looked casual but chic with a simple knee-length fitted skirt. The laid back look came complete with Ray-Ban aviators, boho waves, and bold pumps.