Time is ticking and you're still searching for a fabulous outfit for your next night out. Look no further, because the timeless combination of black and white offers a seemingly endless supply of chic and stylish ensembles. When rocking pieces so bold, keep accessories perfectly complementary to focus attention on this striking color palette. Add-ons that enhance the cool, sophisticated vibe of black-and-white clothing are key to pulling off this classically trendy look.
1. Bold Brights
A small dose of eye-catching color incorporated into a black-and-white outfit is a great way to form a look that's classic but modern at once. For instance, a sophisticated outfit like black trousers and a crisp, white blouse turns playful when paired with a bright shoe in cobalt or red. Similarly, a hot pink clutch breathes new life into a simple white tank top and black skinny jeans, while an armful of colorful bangles adds a dose of personality. To take this sassy look one step further, apply a swipe of crimson or fuchsia lipstick for an extra punch of color.
2. Notice-Me Neutrals
Understated neutral accessories pair well with black and white as they allow the combination to shine on its own. A pair of black patent-leather heels is a fabulous accessory to pair with a wide variety of garments -- from sexy black dresses to elegant pant suits. Beige, nude and charcoal pumps combine beautifully with black-and-white dresses, as do neutral-toned bags ranging from hobos to shoppers. In the winter months, consider adding a pair of black or heather-gray opaque tights for additional coverage.
3. Playful Patterns
Patterned accessories add a cool, funky effect to black-and-white outfits. For example, a striped or checkered clutch is a classic addition to an ensemble of the same colors. Whimsical accessories -- think a floral scarf, a paisley handbag or a black pump with a polka-dot bow -- infuse youthful energy and highlight the modern vibe of a black-and-white outfit.
4. Modern Metallics
Opt for metallic jewelry to add a hint of glamour to your ensemble. Whether it's a gold chain necklace paired with a black tank top and white trousers or a sparkling bib necklace underneath a blazer, metallic accessories lend a extra style to any outfit. Gold strappy sandals or bronze pumps pair beautifully with black-and-white styles as well. For an instant dose of glitz, try a pair of metallic hoop earrings or an edgy cuff bracelet in gold or silver.
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