Trend to Try: Fall in Love With Black and White


Let’s head back to the basics this season with two neutrals that are always safe to pair. Black and white styled together is no revolutionary concept, but it’s a look that has captured effortless sophistication through the ages.

For fall 2013, the chicest, most modern way to try the trend is by embracing either geometric patterns or monochromatic color-blocking. For the first effect, look for pieces boasting bold stripes, checks, houndstooth, and grid-like prints in the two shades. If you’re feeling brave, mix the patterned pieces together—otherwise just pair them one at a time with solid black or white.

To color-block black and white, skip prints and go for basic colored pieces in similar fabrics for a layered-together look: black trousers with a white blouse, a white shift with a black blazer and booties, etc. Add black faux leather to your ensemble to really up the edge. A moto jacket or pencil skirt in the material will work brilliantly. The color combo of black and white is all about high-impact contrast, so skip accessories in other hues that will take away from the effect and keep things simply, well, black and white.

The latest fall trends are fun and easy to find, especially at Macy's. Get inspired to try a new style this season and then head down to your closest store to get the look.