Black and white

Inspired by Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball, plus this Collagerie Keep It Clean post, I started to look for Black and White outfits.

The tricky part is not looking too basic. Or too much like a waiter.

Or David Jones employee (Ladies in Black – a lovely little movie).

Here’s how to wear white shirts and black pants, and not look like a waiter:

If you start with a black suit then I think you again need an interesting shirt or shoe or bag to elevate this above a dull uniform.

Patterns are an easy way to elevate an outfit:

I love this print as seen in this great post at Atlantic Pacific, plus this jumper and pants on Blair:

Some fashion week styling showing how to take it to the next level.

Given that sack dresses are big this year, some dress and leather jacket combos:

Finishing with some runway inspiration…