One of the season's most surprising trends comes to us from the catwalks of Michael Kors, Alexander Wang, and Calvin Klein. A seemingly unoriginal palette, black-and-white pairing was presented with contemporary flair as models displayed graphic prints and patterns and modern color-blocking featuring the two hues. The look is an easy one to transition from the runway to reality, as both neutrals should be a standard part of any wardrobe. Learn how to style the ordinary shades so they make a statement—with some help from our Glam bloggers. Once again, heading to T.J.Maxx to search for the designer brands found at department stores but at a fraction of the price, these ladies have created bold outfits centered around this spring runway style. Check out how they got black, white, and trendy all over with some chic high-contrast looks.
1. Lucy, the blogger behind Daily Disguise, has a great tip for making a sophisticated statement with your black-and-white ensemble: “Don’t forget to accent a casual black-and-white look with fun shoes and, of course, colorful accessories.” Lucy’s neon clutch and pattern mixing (we love her combination of polka dots and stripes) make her outfit anything but ordinary.
2. Nikki, of My Style Diaries, proved that a black-and-white ensemble can still be cute and casual for spring when she paired her classic striped tee with a pair of scalloped shorts. We love the juxtaposition of the sporty striped top with the flirty, feminine shorts. Pairing patent sandals with dressy shorts is another way to dress up the classic spring combo.
3. Who knew a crisp white trench and a black-and-white striped dress could be Oh So Glam? The high neckline makes Christina's dress work-appropriate, but the figure-hugging cut makes it a fun frock to dress up—especially when paired with edgy heels.
4. How chic is Cassie’s satchel? Structured, practical, and on trend, it's a bag we'd like to...well, bag! The blogger at the helm of Whipped Style paired her metallic tote with a flirty combination of polka dots and peplum. While she usually leans toward geometric pieces, she says this dress (yes, it’s a dress!) was a welcome feminine change.
Inspired by these black and white outfits? Take a note from our bloggers and pick up some money saving designer treasures on your next trip to T.J.Maxx. Then whip up an incredible outfit and Instagram or tweet your perfect spring look with the hashtag #MaxxStyle. Make sure to include the designers and prices you paid for it. Easier still, upload your picture to the MaxxStyle Facebook tab. You could win a $500 T.J.Maxx gift card!