Every time you’re wondering what to wear, every time you’re not in the mood to spend half an hour rummaging through your closet, and every time you’re in a hurry to get to an important meeting or an event, and you have absolutely no idea what to wear: go for black and white. Yin-yang, two opposite colours always make an interesting contrast, so it should not be surprising that black and white create an eternally successful symphony. Advice Nr. 1: Take all the black and all the white pieces out of your closet. It probably won’t take long to see that there are many. Every piece can come in handy: a white shirt and T-shirt, black jeans or skirt, accessories, the LBD, and of course, the white blazer. There is no way to go wrong and since December is almost here, here is another piece of advice: black leather pants, a black muff, a white shirt with transparent lace, a super sexy lace bra (in the colour of your choice), black blazer (it can be glittery). These eternal pieces are completely compatible, and very wearable.
If you prefer stronger contrasts, you can make things more interesting with a bit of red, silver or gold. These colours bring a nice kick to black and white, and they instantly give your outfit a new dimension, and brighten it up. Personally, I prefer a more understated style, so I often wear the black and white combination. Interestingly, this summer I wore white a lot; all the time, all white, and it made me feel excellent. Coco Chanel was among the first to admire the black and white combination, she found it timeless. The influence of the little black dress remains strong to this day, all you need to spice it up are some pearls, nothing else.
A black leather jacket is undoubtedly among the pieces that will get a lot of mileage out of your wear. I drag mine along wherever I go, its only downside is that it’s a bit too short and fitted, making it more useful in the milder and changing seasons. But if you know that you will spend time in an environment where knitted garments would be too hot, a leather jacket is a very good choice. The newest leathers are extremely soft and light, you can wear it with dresses, skirts and jeans ‒ it really goes with anything. Another timeless piece is a white shirt, oversized: I have written time and again that there are few things more appealing than this style on a female body, and when you add a white, laced, completely unpadded bra, you have a winning combination. You could also try a black high waisted skirt or an A-line skirt; pleats are an interesting choice as well, but it demands a certain length and a relatively slim body, because it tends to crease quite a lot at the waist.
Keep the accessories black: a bag, a belt and stilettos. If you’re going for a very minimalistic, almost ascetic look, you should treat yourself to something glittery, for example a statement necklace, oversized earrings or a stacked ring set. To achieve the perfect Yin-Yang effect, don’t forget your red or burgundy lipstick and an updo.