What's black and white and read all over? Just about every fashion mag out there. You'd be hard pressed to find a glossy fashion rag that doesn't feature at least one black-and-white trend. Why? Because the color combo is classic, easy to accessorize and fun to find new ways of interpreting. These three skirts stick to basic black and white, but each has its own special something.
The Lafayette 148 New York Dot skirt ($207, was $348) is a little like what we'd imagine Minnie Mouse would wear to all those fabulous cocktail parties you just know she's throwing after hours. Standard white polka dots are given the pop art treatment on this slim linen party skirt.
Eyelet's back in this summer, but Robert Rodriguez's Organic eyelet skirt ($179, was $363) puts a bit of a dark twist on the classically fresh-and-girly fabric. A hip and graphic oval-and-circle pattern is laid over a sleek black silk skirt, a stunning contrast with amazing texture and a funky feel.
Think tweed is just for professors and librarians? Not so, says Marc Jacobs, whose kicky tweed A-line skirt ($589, was $995) isn't exactly black-and-white, but catches enough dynamic light in the glittery seaming to count just the same. You won't find this fringy number on anyone hanging around the musty old stacks, unless maybe they're doing some in-depth research on the history of retro-glam fashion.
And for more black and white options, check our our Fashion Top 5.
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