Black is back. White is back. Particularly big in the beatnik-era â€™60s, this classic combination is a favorite for one obvious major reason: You canâ€™t go wrong with it. As a New Yorker, I must say this is very exciting news. To some people, black-and-white translates to minimalist, simple, even boring. But look again. Todayâ€™s designs include bold prints, unique cuts, graphic patterns, and embellishments like beads, lace, and embroidery. The contrast of the colors (or should I say non-colors?) provide a stronger accent for such details as well as a crisp feel.
Bluefly.com has a great selection in their Black & White boutique. For a beautiful but not stuffy look: pair this Tocca black trimmed satin skirt ($119) with the A.B.S. white beaded tank ($117). It’s hard to resist the ultra-feminine Chanel black satin print logo cap flats. For the truly jet-set, the Vince black belted poplin cropped pants will become your favorite wardrobe piece. Nail the trend with the BCBG Max Azria black floral silk halter dress. ($120) So much to choose from! If youâ€™re anything like me, youâ€™ll want it all. But with a trend so simple, it’s hard to go wrong and if you do, you need help. Find everything you need at Bluefly.com.