Classic & Timeless

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[Chelsae Anne Photography]

Dress: (c/o) Marshalls $16.99 – super cute style here/Sandals: Steve Madden (old) – pre-order them here/Bag: (c/o) Dolce Vita Handbags $148 – order one here/Sunnies: Marshalls (old)/Rings: (c/o) Melanie Auld and Versona Accessories/Lip Color: ‘Red Russian’ via MAC Cosmetics 

There’s no denying that a black and white color combination is classic and timeless.

Amal Alamuddin Clooney made her red carpet debut alongside her hubby in a regal black gown by Dior with white leather gloves, Emma Stone stood out in an effortlessly chic black and white Lanvin jumpsuit and Kate Hudson showed off her ahh-mazing toned body in a curve-hugging, plunging white Versace gown at the Golden Globes this year. But those are just a few of my favorite celebrities to rock the black and white trend. You can totally pull off the look on your own. Here’s how I did it:

I started off by wearing a simple and shapeless black and white striped dress from The CUBE at Marshalls for like less than $20, and accessorized it with a luxe, bright red Dolce Vita bag to add some character to my look, Steve Madden sandals, glam sunglasses and a bunch of shimmery rings. Some of you may think that a billowy dress isn’t chic – but I definitely think that if you keep everything else neat and pulled together, it can be look so fab. If you’re curvy and fabulous or would like to highlight other parts of your body like your teeny tiny waist or your long legs, you can easily belt this type of dress to show it off. And if you feel like hiding and don’t feel comfortable wearing a tight fitted dress because you’ve had one too many glasses of champs over the holidays, this dress will do wonders for you. Many stylists have told me that a good outfit starts with understanding proportions and your body type (see Resolution #2 below for more on this and be sure to search for a tailor in your area to ensure your outfit game is on point this year).

What are some of your favorite ways to style black and white looks? Comment below to share your feedback!

Xo, Stephanie

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