Sunday, April 24, 2016

Black and White Outfit

Black and White: Classic Combo

Black and white is such a classic combo, and I reach for it often when I don’t know what to wear.

Black and White Outfit 4
(Outfit details: Cardigan: similar; Knit dress: similar; black/white flats: similar; black/white necklace: similar; pink Coach bag: similar)

I got the black knit dress about six years ago on “super sale” at Anthropologie. It’s one of the pieces in my closet that I don’t wear all that often, but when I bring it out, I enjoy it. I love how the bottom of it moves when I walk. 

Black and White Outfit 1

I decided to wear the dress with black and white by pairing it with black leggings, my black/white cardigan, my black/white Adam Lippes for Target flats, and my black and white necklace from Black House White Market. To add just a little bit of color, I decided to carry my new(ish) Coach bag. 

Black and White Outfit 2

Black and White Necklace

I got the black and white necklace about seven years ago at Black House White Market. I remember it being on sale. But, more importantly, I remember instantly liking it. I like the classic look of white pearls with the bigger black, irregular stones. To me it’s classic yet unique, and I like that!

Black and White Outfit 3

I have worn the necklace with countless outfits over the years. It’s often one of the necklaces I take on trips as it works well with neutral outfits, which is what I tend to pack when traveling. It adds just a bit of interest to an all (or almost all) black outfit. I have worn it with my black and white maxi skirt and a variety of colorful tops. I have worn it with (almost) all white outfits. The list goes on and on.

(Outfit details: Cardigan: similar; Knit dress: similar; black/white flats: similar; black/white necklace: similar; pink Coach bag: similar)

Questions: Do you like black and white outfits? What’s your go-to outfit when you don’t know what to wear? 

Linking up with:
Sweet Inspiration
Monday: iwillwearwhatilike, Style Nudge, VisibleMonday
Tuesday: Confident Twosday, TurningHeads
Wednesday: Style Me Wednesday, Fresh Fashion Forum, Style Perspectives
Thursday: Thursday Moda, Top of the World, Powers the Flower, A Labour of Life, Throwback Thursday, Thursday Fashion Files, Thursday Favorite Things
Friday: Sheela Writes, Fancy Friday, Fabulous Friday, Weekend Wear, Passion for Fashion, Fridays Fashions, Fun Fashion Friday

Be well,
Andrea

[Disclosure: Links to clothing items in this post are affiliate links, and www.andreaswellnessnotes.com may benefit from actions taken on the links.]




70 comments:

  1. You look gorgeous! I love black and white and wear it quite often. Love your bag!

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    1. Thanks, Amy! I'm really glad I got the bag (and it was a good deal at 70% off at the Coach outlet).

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  2. What a great idea to wear the leggings with the dress and flats!! Perfect transitioning in my book!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks, Jodie! It did work well on a cooler day.

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  3. Looking wonderful in black and white - I love the hem of that dress! Thanks for sharing, xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Thanks, Patti! And, yes, the hem is a lot of fun!

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  4. I also really love the black and white combination. It is so timeless. I like how you are wearing the skirt in a very modern way with the leggings Andrea. And that necklace is also very pretty with the classical look of the pearls combined with the edginess of the larger stones. Thank you for joining us over at Sweet Inspiration.

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    1. Thanks, Mary K! White and black is indeed a timeless combo; I wore another white and black outfit today... :-)

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  5. Black and white is not my favourite combination but I do wear it now and then. I like to make it more interesting by finding unusual prints and mixing different textures. In your outfit the stripy cardigan and the necklace are those elements that make this classy look special.

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    1. Yes, black pants and a basic white blouse for example can look rather boring (but I still wear it once in a while). It's the details that can make all the difference.

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  6. I love black and white, especially with a little pop of color. Such a pretty outfit on you!

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  7. I enjoy black and white outfits ...well on others. I don't know why but I always end up wearing only black. But I make a mental notice to wear one soon.Your dress is a super basic piece that adds to your classic look.

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    1. I used to wear a lot of black only outfits about ten years ago. I think sometimes we get comfortable wearing certain colors (or not)...

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  8. You look great in that outfit. I love black and find other woman also often very beautiful wearing black. And you've got a wonderful lenght!I would so like to wear this outfit, flats, necklace, everything is lovely. It is very strange, but I wear myself never black/white and when I see it at another I Always find it beautiful. Another colorcombination to get out of my comfort zone! Have a great day!
    www.nancysfashionstyle.com

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    1. Yes, you should try it, Nancy! I know you would come up with a very interesting outfit!

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  9. I'm the same exact way, Andrea! When I don't know what to wear I tend to go to black and white. It's always so chic, and you look stunning!
    Happy Monday, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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    1. Thanks, Vanessa! Happy Monday to you!

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  10. I think this dress is just so cute. I can imagine how lovely it feels when you walk. I'm not one to wear leggings over a dress as such, but it looks really nice with this black and white theme. Your smile lights up your face Andrea and you're so beautiful x
    Anna
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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    1. Thanks, Anna! I'm trying to smile more... :-)

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  11. I could wear this exact same outfit and still not look nearly as fashionable as you, Andrea :) You look beautiful and happy, especially in the last picture!

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    1. Thanks, Jessie! And I know you look great! :-)

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  12. Andrea, I adore this!!! I'm already a huge aficionado of Black and of White, especially the two are paired together. But even more so am I in love with Black, White AND Pink!! Love it :)

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    1. Thanks, Sheela! I love the addition of pink, too! :-)

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  13. Great look Andrea, black and white is always chic and love those flats!
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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    1. Thanks, Nora! I'm so glad I ordered those Adam Lippes for Target flats after all...

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  14. Me too have some clothes which I always ( but not very often ) enjoy to wear. Black and white is a key combination of colours and your dress is so pretty! I am recently become a stripe-fan and like the fact that you matched the dress to the stiped cardigan.
    Beautiful necklace! And, by the way, your hair is really great today!! :-)

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    1. Thanks, Dan! It's funny how we have clothes we enjoy wearing but don't wear all that often... And, yes, you can never have too many stripes in my opinion! :-)

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  15. Not only is it classic Andrea, but you look absolutely beautiful as can be!

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  16. Like you said, black and whit is a great classic outfit choice :) One combination I like to wear.

    Your pink bag is really nice with it too :)


    Away From The Blue Blog

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  17. I like black and white, good choise!

    DadieB. ~
    dadiebradshaw.altervista.org

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  18. Love your outfit! Looks so great!
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  19. Gorgeous outfit! Your coach bag is the perfect color for spring! :)

    Jenn
    The Pink Lemonade Girl

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    1. I love the color of that bag... :-)

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  20. You can never go wrong with black and white! This is such a cute, classic look!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  21. I love Anthro! Their clothing is such great quality! Great way to style your dress. Thank you for coming to the Thursday Moda linkup!
    xo, Lee
    www.wineandcouture.com

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    1. Thanks, Lee! And, yes, Anthro clothes are great quality!

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  22. Lovely outfit Hun, my go to outfit is mostly jeans,they're so comfy and also can be dressed up or down..winner
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    1. Yes, I wear jeans also more than anything else! :-)

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  23. That skirt is so pretty, I have several black skirts in my closet, but not one like yours! B/W is always so classy and I love how comfortable this outfit looks, too!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Yes, it's a VERY comfortable outfit! A big bonus! :-)

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  24. I love colours in this outfit and then the bag and then your background is beautiful!!!!!

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  25. Great black & white look and loving the pattern mixing!

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    1. Thanks, Alice! You are the one who turned me on to pattern mixing! :-)

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  26. Andrea, totally agree and why not? Love that mix with nude bag! Love the pattern mix too. Have a great weekend. Sabina

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    1. Thanks, Sabina! Happy Weekend to you!

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  27. Thanks for linking up with Fancy Friday!

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    1. Thanks for the link up, Nancy! Happy Weekend!

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  28. Classic combo with a fun twist! You look great, Dear. Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday & enjoy your weekend!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Dawn Lucy!

      Happy weekend to you!

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  29. Love this!! That skirt is awesome! Seeing this on you reminds me I have something similar....I need to wear it!! Have a great weekend Andrea!!

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    1. Thanks! And I'm glad I reminded you of something that's hiding in your closet... :-)

      Happy Weekend, Katie!

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  30. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

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  31. Black and white is indeed the best go to when one does not know what to wear. You can never go wrong with this combo! Great outfit!

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    1. Thanks, Beth! And, yes, it's such an easy combo!

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  32. Your striped jacket is very flattering. Love it with the black and white cute flats and the pop of pink bag. sweet!
    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads tuesday
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  33. I love the black and white pattern mixing. Great look with the pink bag. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

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    1. Thanks, Megan! I really like how the pink bag turned out with the outfit, too. Usually, I would gravitate toward a black bag, but the pink adds some softness, which I like...

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  34. looks good. thank you for linking with Powers The Flower.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

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