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Trending Black-and-White Styles

Some of the freshest spring styles are designed in the quintessentially chic look of black and white. Whether it’s polka dots, stripes or color-block designs, there is a new modern edge to the long-standing classic color combination of black and white.

model wearing a black button-up top, strappy bra, clear belt, black and white polka dot jeans, and black vinyl heels.
model wearing a black illusion sleeve top with a mixed print black and white maxi skirt and black strappy heels.
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1. Polka Dots

Adding pleats to this vintage pattern transforms polka dots into a fresh new look. Keep it crisp and light by pairing your polka-dot piece with solid white or choose an airy black look such as sheer illusion sleeves. Both looks above take the fun and carefree look of polka dots to sophisticated and elegant levels.

model leaning against a red wall wearing a black and white striped sweater, white jeans, and statement sunglasses.
model facing away from the camera wearing a black and white striped dress with a red zipper along the back with black pumps.
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2. Stripes

Some believe stripes are tricky to wear, however, when stripes are in all the right places, the look is mesmerizing. This dress demonstrates how stripes can elongate, create shape, accentuate curves and complement the silhouette; while the striped V-neck on the sweater cuts horizontal stripes to enhance the shoulders, neck and bust. As a tip when wearing stripes, keep hair and accessories simple and let the bold pattern do it all.

model wearing a black and white embellished dress and strappy black heels.
model wearing a black lacey embellished denim jacket over a white tank top and black jeans.
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3. Unique Embellishments

The dramatic contrast of black and white creates standout style when one color is used as a backdrop to the other. Intricate white beading on this A-line dress is breathtaking in itself, however, when set on black, the wow factor surpasses impressive to all-out spectacular. The same goes for this pearl-embellished, open-lace look wherein the white top showcases the beauty of black lace on this denim jacket.

model wearing a black and white cold-shoulder top with off-white palazzo pants and black pumps.
model wearing a black, white, and brown colorblock dress and black pumps.
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4. Color Block

Whether color-blocking with a single piece or with a top and bottom pairing, the effect is the same — flawless and impeccable. Black and white may be opposite colors, but when color-blocked together, there’s effortless harmony and clean, cool style.

It’s time to freshen up your wardrobe with these trending black-and-white styles. These looks and more are now available at bostonproper.com as part of the latest looks to help shift into spring.