A Timeless Trend – Black & White

Black and white will always be a classic for its timeless colourway. The stark contrast radiates chicness and has to be one of the easiest combinations to put together. It is super easy to pair accessories with this trend and the look can be taken from day to night effortlessly.

The smart/casual look

A Timeless Trend - Black & White from Offtherails

This is a look you can easily dress up or down. The sleek skirt is a must-have from Spanx at Inner Secrets Lingerie, who have expanded their range to include skirts that perform the same slimming function as the leggings. I have dressed the flattering skirt down with a simple, illustrative t-shirt from Tilone, which can be paired with sporty sliders and a denim jacket to emphasise the casual, everyday look.

For a look suitable to the office you can pair the skirt with a white blouse and heels, and for the evening; a sexy sequin top. The gorgeous bag from Mat & May is super versatile so can easily be worn with a casual or smart look.

A Timeless Trend - Black & White from Offtherails

The printed dress

Here, I’m wearing a fabulous black and white print dress from Ruff Tung, who have become synonymous for their amazing, unique prints. This dress looks amazing when you add a pop of colour by accessorising, as I have done with the bold yellow ballet flats from House of Cinnamon and matching necklace. Use any of your favourite colours to add some glamour to the outfit, but simple plain accessories work perfectly too, like these chunky earrings from Poetry. Lastly, add a classic black handbag like the one below from Willow Tree and a pair of neutral sunglasses like the ones I’m wearing from Select Sunglasses.

A Timeless Trend - Black & White from Offtherails
A Timeless Trend - Black & White from Offtherails
A Timeless Trend - Black & White from Offtherails

The nautical look

You’d usually find the nautical look in navy, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only way you can wear it. Here, I’ve drawn inspiration from the nautical look to create a black and white version. The soft, flowing skirt is from Kinda and pairs well with the striped top from Country Road, adding that first touch of the nautical theme. Add a tailored all white jacket to the outfit, like this one from David Jones to give a touch of elegance, then bring in some polka dots to further emphasise the nautical look like I have done with this playful scarf from Mr Price. Lastly, finish the look off with a basic black handbag from Willow Tree and some black thong sandals from House of Cinnamon, and you’re good to go.

A Timeless Trend - Black & White from Offtherails
A Timeless Trend - Black & White from Offtherails

A special thanks to Kelli from Zampelli Hair Studio for making my hair look fabulous, Tryna Knock from Sorme Cosmetics for making my make-up look flawless and Granny Goose for providing the gorgeous venue for the photo shoot.

Photos by Abigail Klopper.

Yours in fashion,


By |November 1st, 2018|Categories: Monochrome, Seasons, Trends|1 Comment

One Comment

  1. Tidi Esther 8 November 2018 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    The faux leather skirt is super attractive

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