Is there anything more classic than black and white? My last trip I wore black and white more than any other non-color combo which renewed my belief that it’s the simplest way to coordinate a travel wardrobe…and get dressed effortlessly. My prettiest top this summer…was not so easy.
I grew bored with black last spring so branched out to softer more flattering colors. I even bought a print! That’s not uncommon for many women but it was a major shift for me. Pale blue and palm trees were so far out of my comfort zone I was shocked to discover I loved wearing it.
Unlike black, it felt fun and pretty everytime I put it on. Black is many things but I would never describe it as pretty. The print made it memorable which flies in the face of versatility for a travel or edited wardrobe and has certainly limited how frequently I would wear it.
White is kinder to my complexion. The combination of black with white is a strong-contrast and too intense for my own pale-contrast coloring, but I can’t ignore how easy it is to coordinate and how simple it is to wear.
The lack of pattern in most of my black and white garments makes them interchangeable and more important, not memorable. This is one of the few that is unique looking but I still never tired of it because…well, black and white.
I have several black and white stripe garments and find them as versatile as solid black or solid white. Other than that, I’ve been ignoring the siren call of more patterns this summer because they are memorable and consequently less wearable.
I’ll continue to add colors to my wardrobe because it feels happy, plus every color coordinates with both black and white.
Do you wear black and white?
How are you about wearing pattern? Does it limit how often you wear a garment?
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