The timeless combination of black and white never loses its irresistible appeal. To make sure you don’t underestimate it, Stylish Eve offers black & white outfits for winter 2013 that will keep you on trend. (Many of these pieces also can stand alone as part of a more colorful outfit.) As always, these ideas are for occasions casual and dressy, for women older and younger. One of the most striking features of the collection is layering: these ideas are for all the temperatures and conditions of winter. Sometimes black and white is not “as simple as black and white.” The ingenious use of polka dots and checks in these collages is recapitulated in designers’ logos, such as the signature medallion on a bag or a boot, graffiti on a tote, skulls on a scarf, and even the way white crosses knitted into black leggings create a checkerboard impression.
The diamond pattern on the tunic sweater and the color block leather jacket are further examples of how the black-and-white check effect can be echoed in an outfit that isn’t checkered. The same thing has been done with stripes. Many of the individual garments are stunningly striped, but outfits where stripes need to be added or emphasized make creative use of zippers and trim, bangle bracelets and belts. The lace detail at the waist of the Valentino dress gives the illusion of stripes, and the black spot-print dress uses polka dots cleverly wrapped to create stripes! Observe that jewelry choices continue these motifs (pearls, square cut diamonds). Whether you rock any of these outfits or just follow the same principles of assembly and accessory, you will look sophisticated, bold, and chic. [All purchasing details via our “Black and White Winter 2013 Outfits for Women by Stylish Eve” Collection on Polyvore]