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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.
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.
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.
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.