How To Wear Black And White In Spring 2013


The black and white trend is adding a little drama to the fashion world this spring. Magnificent designs, stark lines, bold graphics, daring prints and classic cuts are what it is all about. This no-nonsense trend will guarantee that you are the centre of attention this spring.

To the delight of women around the world, the runway has declared black and white as one of the hottest trends for spring 2013. This power-combo has a history of being praised in the fashion world. It was Coco Chanel who said “… black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.” Indeed, a duet by the two most striking colours exhibits power and poise, and the fact that it is this season’s guest of honour, brings music to our ears.


Making appearances on and off the runway

This symphony between ying and yang was prevalent on the spring 2013 runway. Designers such as Alexander Wang, Jason Wu, Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors paraded their black-and-white creations to the applause of the fashion world. Even street-style sensations like The Sartorialist and Style Hunter captured the trend amongst fashion week frequenters.

Complete versatility

So, how to wear it? Some prefer bold lines and stark contrast. Others prefer to go for something more simple and glam it up. Don’t hesitate to add some gold embellishment to your classic outfit. A little attention to detail or even some deep red lipstick can soften the contrast, and make the look even more classical. And if you feel brave enough, the black and white trend can be fierce. Go for loud graphics and simple cuts to make an even bigger statement with this look.


Adding the feminine touch

This trend can also be happily dressed down. How to do this? Try wearing something more soft, flowing and flattering, which hugs your waist. Adding detailed jewellery can make the look more feminine, without losing the timelessness of the outfit.

The black and white trend can be taken to dinner and wow at a premiere, but it is also good for a lunch date or a night out with the girls. It is suitable for all body types, and all ages. This trend can easily be personalised, so don’t be afraid to make it your own.

How are you wearing the black and white trend? Are you toning it down, or braving it up? Are you going graphic or girlie? Let us know in the comments!

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Alexandra Clement is a passionate fashion editor and works for the fashion community STYLIGHT. What does she love most about her job? Visiting Fashion Weeks, discovering the newest trends and talking shop with fashion bloggers. Alex is also determined to discover the best cupcake bakery in London. Got any recommendations for her?

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