Anything But Color

Photos courtesy of
1. Marc Jacobs, 2. Jason Wu, 3. Balmain, 4. Proenza Schouler
Last spring we saw an explosion of color. From pastels to neon, every hue under the sun had it’s place on the runway. As much as I love color, I’m pretty excited that the timeless combo of black and white is in style yet again. This season, designers are using the two contrasting colors to make an ensemble pop. Normally I’m tempted to add a healthy dose of color to a black and white ensemble, but bold, graphic pieces make these neutral ensembles anything but dull. 

4. Soiree Platforms, Nasty Gal
6. Ikat Printed Sateen Shorts, Michael Kors

Don’t be afraid to mix and match patterns when rocking the black and white trend. Since your ensemble will be all one color scheme, they’ll blend together perfectly!

I’ve linked up with AV over at Long Distance Lovin’ again this Friday! If you enjoyed this post, make sure to check out the other Friday Fancies posts for all kinds of fabulous black and white ensembles.

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  1. Pretty sure I NEED #4 & 6 🙂

    Posted 1.25.13 Reply
  2. LOVE all this funky black + white patterns! so fun!


    Posted 1.25.13 Reply
  3. Gorgeous mix-match of prints!

    Posted 1.25.13 Reply
  4. I love the skirt and those fab shorts!

    Posted 1.25.13 Reply
  5. That dress is gorgeous! Happy Weekend love!

    Posted 1.25.13 Reply
  6. Allyssa wrote:

    I love all the fun patterns! I have to admit though, stripes are probably my favorite pattern to see in black and white!

    Posted 1.25.13 Reply
  7. Alex wrote:

    Love these picks, especially those shorts! It's making me think of warmer weather 🙂

    Nine to Five

    Posted 1.25.13 Reply
  8. Great pieces! Loving that blouse and those shorts!

    Happy Friday!
    World According to Shia

    Posted 1.25.13 Reply
  9. I feel a shopping spree coming on! I'm slowly being dragged into the b&w obsession. Even started seeing pieces magically appearing in my closet (course all my doing lol). I love this new crave.

    Happy Friday!

    Redheaded Daybook

    Posted 1.25.13 Reply
  10. Lindsay wrote:

    I love all of the runway looks! The bold prints/patterns make this classic color combo seem new and fresh!

    Posted 1.25.13 Reply
  11. LOVE that bag and those shorts– such great picks!

    Posted 1.25.13 Reply
  12. Allison wrote:

    Wow love the sequin stripes sweater with the printed pants in the first image… so chic!

    Posted 1.26.13 Reply
  13. just stumbled onto your blog and i love it! <3 Love the runway looks. And I, too, really want those Nasty Gal shoes. They're waiting in my cart 😉

    Posted 1.26.13 Reply
  14. Ohhh, love love love! Great post, girlie! Very inspirational 😉
    CoverGirl + Converse

    Posted 1.28.13 Reply
  15. Love all of your black & white! That striped skirt from Madewell is so perfect!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

    Posted 1.29.13 Reply
  16. LOVE the bag Alicia! I hope your first couple of weeks as a last semester senior are going well. I just finished school, a semester early. It's definitely a weird feeling but a lot of fun. Best of luck 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!

    Twirling Clare

    Posted 1.30.13 Reply
  17. Annie R wrote:


    I love the design and layout of your blog and this post was great 🙂 I can't wait to see what you posts you publish next.

    Posted 1.31.13 Reply