Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Make It-NOT-Work!


Most people won’t dare leave their homes without their BBs and I-Pads. Yet, they very easily forget to give their appearances a once over before stepping out. In a world full of smart packaging and snazzy presentations don’t get left out because you forgot to take care of some small yet significantly important work place dressing etiquettes. Note to self: “Carelessness in dressing is moral suicide.”

I. If you've got it, DON’T Flaunt it!
Well, contrary to the famous belief, office is not the place to flaunt anything except your personality! Everything else should very well be covered up. Keep the sexy lacy top, see-through blouses, miniskirts, shorts, and bare midriffs for after hours. If needed, sheer outfits must at all cost should be worn with lining. Office ain’t no place to play peek-a-boo.

II. No Flipping!
For those who already don’t know, flip-flops are footwear for the home. Believe me, nothing screams laid back (read lazy) quite like walking in for a 9am meeting in your favourite pair of slippers.


III. Oh My, Look what the cat dragged in!

Wrinkled pants and stained or faded tunic top are just as bad as showing up in gym shorts and flip-flops. The "I don’t care what I wear" look does nothing to enhance your credibility. What you wear is the first indication of who you are.

IV. Are you Hairy Scary?
You know what is worse than a frumpy colleague? An impeccably well-dressed one whose hair is all over the place! Your hair is called your crowning glory for a reason. Not combing it is a cardinal sin! The “I just got out of bed” look works only in the editorials. Plus, it shows your unorganized side. Keep in mind; it is the little things that go a long way. Neat and tidy hair has always been the trendy way. Bad hair day or not, there is just no excuse for untidy locks. In words of Hubert de Givenchy: “Hair style is the final tip-off whether or not a woman really knows herself.”

V. Never try this at Work.
Finally, you must always say no to: garish makeup, insanely long nails, clothes that are tad bit too tight, chunky jewellery and shoes that make noise. In short, anything that’s makes you look like Beyoncé’s back-up dancer is a big no- no.


Remember, if people are talking about your clothes more than your qualifications, you're wearing the wrong clothes.

What is that one thing you would never ever wear to the office? And why? Share your views and opinions with me in the comment section.
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[Images Via: Celebuzz, Pinterest, Lookbook.Nu, White House Black Market, Google Images]

{Check out my post 'Dressed For Success' on work wear must haves and styling tips.}

Monday, 30 July 2012

Words To Live By...#2

'Ode to Clothes' by Pablo Neruda is one of my fave poems. I discovered Neruda and his works while doing my Masters course. The first time I read this poem was when a friend gifted me a wall hanging with the poem printed. He said the poem reminded him of me. Upon reading it, I instantly connected with Neruda's words. The poem beautifully captures the emotions and mind set of every fashion lover. The oneness we feel with our clothes. While a lot of people see fashion as a frivolous profession and clothes as just bare necessity, we the denizen of the fashion world have a much more spiritual relationship with them. 
What I love about this poem is how Neruda has personified clothes into more than mere objects. For him, they are an integral part of his life, they are like a friend, a lover and in many ways an extension of himself.

[Image via Geek In The Pink]

I have always though of this poem as an anthem for every fashion blogger. Read on and let me know if you agree with me.

Ode to Clothes
Every morning you wait,
clothes, over a chair,
to fill yourself with
my vanity, my love,
my hope, my body.
Barely
risen from sleep,
I relinquish the water,
enter your sleeves,
my legs look for
the hollows of your legs,
and so embraced
by your indefatigable faithfulness
I rise, to tread the grass,
enter poetry,
consider through the windows,
the things,
the men, the women,
the deeds and the fights
go on forming me,
go on making me face things
working my hands,
opening my eyes,
using my mouth,
and so,
clothes,
I too go forming you,
extending your elbows,
snapping your threads,
and so your life expands
in the image of my life.
In the wind
you billow and snap
as if you were my soul,
at bad times
you cling
to my bones,
vacant, for the night,
darkness, sleep
populate with their phantoms
your wings and mine.
I wonder
if one day
a bullet
from the enemy
will leave you stained with my blood
and then
you will die with me
or one day
not quite
so dramatic
but simple,
you will fall ill,
clothes,
with me,
grow old
with me, with my body
and joined
we will enter
the earth.
Because of this
each day
I greet you
with reverence and then
you embrace me and I forget you,
because we are one
and we will go on
facing the wind, in the night,
the streets or the fight,
a single body,
one day, one day, some day, still.

Do you have a fave poem or a piece of literature that you connect with? Share them with me in the comment section.

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Sunday, 29 July 2012

The Art Of SALE Shopping Featured On Links À La Mode: IFB Weekly Roundup (July 27th)

It gives me great pride and joy to share with you all that my article  'The Art of SALE Shopping' is featured on this week's 'Links À La Mode', Independent Fashion Bloggers weekly round-up of 20 blog posts. Thank you to Emily of Sugar & Spice and the team of IFB for selecting and featuring my post. Along with Fashionopolis post, please check out all the other awesome blogs featuring on these weeks round-up.
Summer vs. Winter
Edited by: Emily of Sugar & Spice
It’s strange to think that while here in the UK we’re finally basking in a little sunshine, some places are entering Autumn (Fall!) and Winter. This week’s posts reflect the two hemispheres with posts on Fall trends and beach essentials. What a better time to be experiencing a little of summer in the UK as we welcome the Olympics to London this week! And did you know it’s the 66th birthday of the bikini? Plus, whether you’re shopping the sales this week or shopping away the blues, there’s a guide for you here:

LINKS À LA MODE: THE IFB WEEKLY ROUND UP: July 27

Fashionopolis: The Art of SALE Shopping
A Minor Obsession: How to wear brocade
Anthony & Elle: DIY glitter shoes
Bespoke Baroque: How one item can begin to change your life
Best Of Bklyn: 5 things to do in 5 minutes to look 5 times better
Chic Black Chick: How to wear the Fall trends
Classic Glam Blog: DIY Nautical Knot Rope Necklace
Crisis in Denim: Retail Therapy
Elegant Idiosyncrasy: A close-up look at styling a shoot
The Fashionistyle: Celebrating 66 years of the bikini
Favor the Brave: Embracing simplicity
Girl in Betsey: Summer pieces and how to wear them in the Fall
Life.Style.Flash: A few honest thoughts on blogging
Madly Chic: An Interview with Project Runway contestant Joshua Christensen
Pish Posh Perfect: 10 Essentials for the Beach
Room 334: Some personal rules for blogging
Soffs Blog: The Swinging Sixties
South x Style: Five cheap ways to upgrade your look
Style Chain: The Formula to the Perfect Arm Party
The Style Confessions: How to shop successfully for clothes

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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Style It Thrice: Color Block Woven Sandal

Here a fact- there is very little that can distract me from a decadently sumptuous meal. So imagine my surprise; while digging into my fave mushroom risotto my eye land on something even more delicious. And mid bite I literally stop and ogle at these babies! Sitting diagonally across from me was this head to to insignificant vision of white. It was these colourful sandals on her feet that called to me. And ever since first laying eyes on them, I am totally obsessed with it. Since I could not find a pair at the Zara  shop, I so plan to buy me a pair online as an early Eid gift to myself.
For this week's 'Style It Thrice' segment, I have chosen a pair of color block woven thong sandals by Zara {$40, INR 2,790}. Its a personal favorite of mine. But as attrattive as they may look, a lot of people shy away from buying these colorful statement making footwear. One of the biggest reasons being they really don't know where to wear it or how to style it. Don't let their virbrant colors scare you off. The beauty of a these sandals is that it can be worn to a variety of occasions. Incorporating current trends and classic styles here are my styling suggestions.


Office Meeting Look: Gone the days where people wore only black or beige pumps to work. For a trendy work wear look pair these sandals with colored jeans, printed blouse and neutral tones color block satchel. For a more corporate look, trade the colored jeans for a colored blazer and black/navy pants.

[TORY BURCH blouse, CLOSED Colored Pants, KENNETH JAY LANE Ring, YVES SAINT LAURENT Blush]

Gallery Opening Look: While attending a local art gallery opening or exhibit one does not need to dress in designer wear. Ideally opt for a classy semi-formal look. To make a significant style statement, let your sandals and accessories do all the talking. Pair a  printed multicolor skirt with a simple tank top, over-sized clutch and statement necklace.
[KAIN Tank, GIRL. BY BAND OF OUTSIDERS Skirt, ALEXIS BITTAR Flower Necklace, MODCLOTH Clutch, GIVENCHY Eyeliner, MICHAEL KORS Watch]

Cocktail Party Look: Fed up of wearing the uniform LBD or LWD to a cocktail party? Then spice up your look and mix and match your sandals with a bright orangish red dropped waist dress and vintage shoulder bag. Polish the look off with cuff bracelet stone necklace.
[DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Dress, CHANEL Bag, MARC BY MARC JACOBS Necklace, ZADIG & VOLTAIRE Cuff, GIORGIO ARMANI Lip Gloss]

Sometimes, its fun to swap you regular shoes for a pair of statement making ones. Don't you agree? Share your views with me in the comment section.

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Saturday, 21 July 2012

Fashion Blogging 101 Featured On Links À La Mode: IFB Weekly Roundup (July 19th)

It gives me great pride and joy to share with you all that my article  'Fashion Blogging 101:First Time Fashion Blogging Clichés and Faux Pas and How to Avoid Them.' is featured on this week's 'Links À La Mode', Independent Fashion Bloggers weekly round-up of 20 blog posts. Thank you to Taylor Davies and the team of IFB for selecting and featuring my post. Along with Fashionopolis post, please check out all the other awesome blogs featuring on these weeks round-up.

Edited by: Taylor Davies
Despite the new look and slight changes to our forums on the new IFB site, there was no shortage of selections for this week’s Links a la Mode round up! From easy summer style to bridal trends and even some chatter over the latest Olympic drama with Ralph Lauren as well as teens and photoshopping in magazines, we had a lot to cover! Check out this week’s links and if yours has been chosen, be sure to check back later today for the code so you can post the links on your blog. Happy clicking!

LINKS À LA MODE: THE IFB WEEKLY ROUND UP: JULY 19TH

A Brit Greek: Leather – 50 Shades for Maximum Impact
April & Black: We Love Love Love Manish Arora
Banjo Eyes: The Long and Short of It
Can You Come Home: What Should I Wear To Work With The Bougainvilla Flower Trend?
Dress Code: High Fashion: Altelier Swarovski Diana Vreeland Legacy Collection
Elle Yeah: Haute Couture Week Highlights
Emma Louque: Richard Nicoll for Topshop Bridal Love
Fashionopolis: Fashion Blogging 101
Fashion is Evolution: DIY Ombre Rhinestone Necklace
Fresh Squeezed: Ralph Lauren’s Olympic-size Controversy
Girl Loves Color: Walking on Sunshine (Color Spotlight: Yellow)
Les Finer Things: Crazy Yin Love
Moments With Meera: Prints, Prints, Prints!
Oranges & Apples: Some Thought on Clothing Challenges
Soychild: In Defense of Outdated Trends
Tickle Me Chic: Real Girls Making A Real Difference
The New Lady Times: Bride, Borrow or Steal
The Curvy Elle: Fashion Trends Adapted for Plus-Size
The Penny Rose: Moonrise Kingdom
Zsasa and Everything Else: The OMG Necklace

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Friday, 20 July 2012

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things!

Have you ever wondered what exactly does a fashion blogger need? Great sense of style? An eye for colour? Masters in the art of posing? Ok, Well we need all of that. But, as much time bloggers spend looking their stunning best and sounding fashionably cool, we spend a lot more time frantically researching and writing. Here is a list of my must-haves that help me navigate the fashion blogosphere as well as keep my creative energy flowing.
Functioning Computer: For a blogger our computers are our soulmate. Form communication to style expression as well as source of income, we need our computers. And how! Therefore a functioning laptop goes a long way in running a successful blog! You really can’t have or run a blog without a well–to-do laptop. 

Blog Wear: Like Clark Kent needs his red undies and blue body suit to become Superman, we bloggers swap our pencil heels for some comfy pjs to get our writing mojo on. Seriously, it's insanely  uncomfortable to churn out words, while decked up in bandeau dress and killer stilettos! When it comes to writing, comfort rules. 

Notebook and Pens: What do you do when you have a brilliant idea while waiting at the dentist clinic? How do you preserve that idea before it evaporates away? Say hello to a notebook and {colored} pen. Other that writing your ideas, notebooks are a fun place to collect your fave inspirational quotes, scribble away random thoughts and make fun doddles and drawings. Due to their compact nature, notebooks are easy to carry around pretty much anywhere.

Inspiration Board: Even before Pinterest became an {unhealthy} obsession, I used to love creating collages and inspiration board. Personally, these help a lot. Especially, when you are going through a creative dry spell. We may have upgraded from hand made collages to virtual inspiration boards, but their feel good quality is the reason why bloggers still love and rely on them. 

Healthy Bites: Since I started blogging my snacking has escalated to unhealthy proportions. Like me, if you need food to think, it’s best to keep healthy snacks at hand. You don’t want blogging to be a reason for bloating. Make sure you are stocked up on fruits, nuts, healthy juice, green tea and sugar free mints to nibble on while you ponder away.

Fashion Magazine: Well, they are after all the precursors to fashion blogs. Best place to source ideas, get new inspiration and catch up on latest gossip.

Easy-to-Carry Camera: No fashion blogger worth its salt is complete without a camera. Even if you don’t do style post, you need one to click pictures of beautiful people and things around you.

A Go-To, Go Everywhere Bag: This is more than a bag- it is your home away from home. Be it functional, frivolous or fab, all your pretty possessions can be carried around in this one stylish bag.

The Support Group: The set of people who support you and your blog even if they don’t know what a blog actually is! The have supported you from the beginning- the first ones to follow your blog, ‘like’ your FB page, click your pics and pretty much help in any way as they can. We all have a our loyal supporters, who have stood by us in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, and through bad post and great achievements. Without them most of us could not have take the first leap into the blogging world.

Blogger Bestie: Blogging for all its social networking is a solitary project. You basically sit alone on your computer into the wee hours of night typing away. Only someone who does that too will completely understand you. Therefore, every blogger needs a blogger bestie. With whom you can discuss monetizing techniques and ‘traffic’ issues. These are your blogging buddies. Someone who has been there, done that! They may start of as peers but eventually they become your friends, confidant and virtual family.

As a fashion blogger what is your must-have? The one thing that helps you get into your blogging mood? Share your views and thoughts with me in the comment section.

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Saturday, 14 July 2012

Game On!!!

Ok, I hate sports! There I said it. This hate comes form years of being forced by brothers and cousins to play cricket and football {Somehow, I was always that one extra person they needed to complete their team. Go figure!} Basically, I am not a sports person. Don’t get me wrong, I love my aerobics and swimming {and game of chess?} but when it comes to watching or playing a game of sport; where grown men are chasing/ hitting a ball, that is something I avoid at all costs.
Lucky for me, one does not really need to be a follower or believer of all things sports to enjoy fashion ‘IT’ trend. Know as ‘Sporty Chic’, it’s the perfect way to mix-up cool and stylish sports/gym pieces with everyday items. But, by no means can you jog into a 10am meeting in a pair of sweaty gym shorts. Au contraire! To wear this look outside the gym and stadium one needs to style it appropriately.Try pairing a classic pencil skirt with a racerback tank and hi-top trainer wedges. Or capri sweatpants with bomber jacket and a trendy satchel. A fine balance between 'sporty' items everyday basic pieces is the key to styling this trend. Ideally, for those who seek comfort without letting go of their stylish side, this trend is your new best friend.
 Note To Self:On the pretext 'Sporty Chic', DO NOT wear your baggy tee and track pants to weekend brunch.
[Collage Link]

Sporty Chic Key Items 
Racer-Front/Back Tanks
Tennis Style Dress 
Golfing Skirt
Drawstring-Waist Track Pants {can be loose but not very wide}
Wedge Hi-Top Trainer.
Funky/Colourful Sneakers,
Hoddie Jackets 
Shirt Dress
Stripes and Panels
Two Tone
Crop Tops
Sweatband-esque Cuffs
Baseball Cap
Gym Bag inspired Totes
Anoraks
With unlimited styling options, here are some of my suggestions to styling 2012 Spring-Summer's coolest trend.[More information on these pieces here.]

Well then, are you game for this trend? And what would be your choice of 'sporty'? Share your opinions and style views with me in the comment section.

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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Finding Mr Right!

As much as I love fashion, I always wanted to write about other things that interest me too. While a lot of fashion bloggers write about food, fitness and home decor, non of those topic interest me, mine is more of a, lets say -for lack of better words- human interest piece.
Here is my first non fashion post, do let me know what you think of it.


I live in a country where it is almost socially incorrect to be single after a certain age. Now days the beloved aunties tell me that I should plan my baby on my wedding night itself! Who cares if you are prepared or not for motherhood, those ovaries of yours are not getting any younger!
F.Y.I: For that baby to happen, I need the other half. Most people {including a few friends} think I am being overtly picky and choosy in that department. Which I am! Hello, this is my life partner we are talking about, most people are picky while selecting a laptop, so I can jolly well be about something a tad bit more important!
Someone wisely said, "You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your handsome prince."  Whether you like it or not, being introduced, fixed or set-up with Mr. Oh So Wrong is every girl's rite of passage.
[Image via Pinterest]
Disclaimer* "Similarity to any person living or dead is highly likely as it is based on first hand experiences. This is not a depiction of all men, only the really really bad ones have been mentioned. The true purpose of this piece is enlightenment, mockery is just an added benefit "

You Are So Vain………..You probably think everything is about 'You'!
He walks in like he is some Rockstar or something, and from the get-go throws his attitude around. When he does talk to me- while taking a break from his self admiration - all that comes out of his mouth is “I. Me. Myself.”…blah blah blah! This is just the first ten minutes of the meeting. No wedding bells for us, thank God! It seems he’s already in a relationship- with his freakin Ego! The two of them can live happily ever after {for all anyone cares}. Goodbye Mr. Narcissism, you give a complete new meaning to the phrase 'love thy self!'.

Mama’s Boy
Ok! she is the centre of your universe, your number one gal, she  finds no faults in you and she thinks no one is worthy of you, and you very lovingly call her “Mama”.
Meet our arc, sworn, unspoken antagonist- His Mother! She is resting on a pedestal; the one you cannot touch and not-so-wise ones spend their entire life trying to reach it{As if they could ever overthrow the Queen.} The quintessential mama’s boys are basically little boys trapped in a man’s body, who are like a tennis ball bouncing between you and mommy dearest. Make no mistake, the scorecard in this relationship is forever going to be in favour of the other player. There is no winning this match, maybe a false feeling of victory once in a while. Not only one game, but the entire tournament is eventually won by an opponent who refuses to retire.

She's The Man!You know who is going to wear the panties in this relationship and it sure as hell not you! Yes he’s one of 'those' types, the type that look good only from afar. On a closer inspection you don’t like what you see. He is the kind of man- well man is a strong word, wimp is a better adjective to describe this creature- who wont stand up for you, no way! You will have to fend for yourself, and sometimes even for him. Not to be confused with with the sensitive boys-do-cry type, basically, this one is a coward. He will cling to you like wrinkled cotton, and there is not much you can do about it. He traps you with a facade of sensitivity and initially you too like his needy side, even indulge it a little, but after the honeymoon period is over  all this gets a little too overwhelming. Eventually you give in and don the pair of only pants available at home.

The Ex-Factor
“You look like some one I know”…. Sounds like a familiar tag line. Well, most of us have heard it at one time or another. You just don’t want to hear it when your maybe future husband uses it on you. Especially while alluding to his ex- girlfriend.
New Flash: There is a third wheel in this relationship and don’t be surprised it could very well be you. These types are busy living their own ex fantasy and you’re just a freeloading passenger. Three’s Company could soon be the story of your life. And as this twisted ménage à trois plays out, you could probably end up as the spectator- 'the other woman'-while your man tangos with his ex. He is so caught-up in the tunes of his past, unless you don’t decide to change the track his record is going to be played on the loop.

You are the Boss of me…Not!
Guess who is going to control the remote in this household, and ain't you, honey! Well, this is just the good part. Say hello to the modern age Neanderthal man. He may look modern and act modern, but really he is a pre- historic man at heart. A 'Me Tarzan, You Jane' type. He likes things a little too much his way. This works in the romance novels {perhaps role play, also}, but having a dashing, overbearing broods in real life just stinks. There is a time to dominate and there is a time to let go of the reigns, unfortunately these kind of men are unaware of this concept. Domination is a habit and 'Control' is his middle name. He will keep tabs - on everything you do. It’s a dictatorial regime and all you can say is “Hail Master”.
Finding the Right One may happens in an instant for a few, while others may takes a long time. Between The Losers, The Players, The Misers, The Whiner and the ones with sexuality crisis you finally stumble upon what you're looking for. Some see it as an excruciating long journey while others have a a good laugh about it, but the overall experience is a part and parcel of life.

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Saturday, 7 July 2012

The Art Of SALE Shopping.

“The quickest way to get to know a woman is to go shopping with her.” ~ Marcelene Cox

Here’s a fact: Sale season is the holy month for the devotees of shopping. It is that time of the year where we all leave our worries and tension behind and focus on something more important. How much discount is that on? Husbands, boyfriends, children, in-laws, bosses, crushes, and every other loved one become significantly insignificant during our hours of worship.
So before you get completely immersed in the sales frenzy here are some easy breezy pointers to keep in mind while shopping for discounted goodies.

Shopping  is therapeutic but sale shopping is an art. It requires patience, finesse and strong will power to make it through a sale day.
Remember, you have to get the BEST out of the sale and not let it get the MOST out of you!

[Image via Shopvaganza]

1. Know before you buy More.
The smart thing to do before any sale season is to evaluate your wardrobe. This way you don’t end up buying pieces similar to the ones you already have.

2. Excuse me , are you having a Rebecca Bloomwood moment?
We all have seen how sweet innocent Rebecca was hypnotized by the lure of sale goodies. Honestly, nothing makes you cheat on your budget quite like a 'SALE' sign.  Therefore, try and have a target number that you will not cross at any cost. Also, ease up on the plastic, pay as much in cash or use a debit card. This way you end up keeping a better tab of your purchases.

3. Try then Buy.
No matter how long the changing room line is, you MUST try out the stuff you are buying. Also don’t let those red signs make you buy thing you don’t need. If something is too small, too tight or not the right size and down right unflattering then even if its 90% off don’t bother buying it. If they give it to you for free, that’s another story.

4. Quality over Reduced Price.
On any give non-sale day you would not go for a flawed piece, right? If a thread is sticking out or a button hanging lose, most people would no buy such a piece, correct? Same rules should applies on sale goods too. No matter how less the price is, you should never ever compromise on the fit, fabric and finish. Remember the sale motto-“Goods once sold will not be taken back or exchanged”

5. I want it All...NO, Not Really!
Just because the whole mall is on sale, does not mean you need to shop it all. Ideal pick the brands you most want to shop from and then work your way down. If you are lusting for a pair of jeans from brand A start with that and then on. Going to every single shop will not only be tedious but will also bring on major confusion.


[Image via Google]


Are you a complete sale shopper like me? And what is your strategy while shopping during the discounted season? Share your views with me in the comment section.

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{Featured On Links À La Mode: IFB Weekly Roundup (July 27th)}



Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Mixing Art: Black & White {Inspired by Taylor Tomasi Hill}

There are thing we do for a reason, and some things just happen by. You create them without knowing if or when you will ever use or need it. This collage of mine is one such piece.
I never really created it with any purpose, other that to express my unhealthy obsession with Ms Taylor Tomasi Hill's style statement. Now, thanks to Indian Fashion Bloggers InFB Remix: Black & White, I got an opportunity to post it.
 


Black & White is classic combination that looks good on everyone, works for every occasion and can be worn by {almost} all age groups. Also, one can not really go wrong with it. 
There are many ways to wear this combo here are a few of my styling suggestion.
1.Wear an achromatic ensemble and glam up the look with gold or silver jewelry.
2.Add a bright colour accent to the ensemble. A red bag or blue shoes or neon necklace to break the black and white monotony.
3.Or use hints of black on a white outfit or vise versa. For example add a white belt and earrings to your classic LBD or pair your pretty LWD with a chic black scarf and bangles.

What is the best way you like to style a black and white combo? Share your views with me in the comment section.

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