STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Typesetting Faddism

Every generation, we give thanks to the person that manifests the latest black and white ensembles. Classic fashion icons like Audrey Hepburn, Edie Sedgwick, and of course – Lady Gaga will forever remain in the Black and White Hall of Fame. From classic, to mod, to ocular styles, fashion has seen a constant evolvement of complementary colors. With hot off the press prints and newfangled graphics for spring, black and white has never looked so good. Take it from Mui Mui and Karl Lagerfeld’s spring 2011 ready-to-wear collection; these designers have created color-blocking styles that move the eye around the whole outfit. Modernized black, contemporary white and a smear of colorful dye is the ideal combination when putting together a swanky setup. Today’s Fashionista is wearing a black bomber jacket paired with a shirtdress and leggings. A stylized floral design artfully advances this back-to-basics silhouette. And by sticking to neutrals, all she needed was gray flat boots and dab of turquoise – only an outline of color is needed for such a timeless put-together look. For a superior polka-dot look, try this oberek romper that will have you set for spring outings.

Hint: Looking for something more vintage? Pair your black and white ensemble with a retro Deadstock 1980s purse from

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