So you found this great black and white dress, and you can’t wait to wear it. To some, finding the right accessories is a very easy task but to others, it can be a very overwhelming. If that is the case for you, I have a few simple tips that will have you well on your way to creating a fabulous look from head to toe. Like I have said many times on my blog, confidence is the key to pulling off any outfit. It is the first step in putting together a look. Once you have that together following the suggestions below will be a breeze.
The Perfect Lip
I am all about a bold lip. Black and white almost always look great with a bold color lipstick. My go to color is red, MACs Ruby Woo is my all time favorite red but there are hundreds of red lipsticks that look gorgeous with black and white. If you are not a red lipstick person or want to try a different color I think pink is a great color as well with black and white. I am not into the non traditional colors that have become popular over the last few years (yellow, green, blue) but if those colors fit your personality and style, I say go for it. However, if you want a classic, traditional lip color with your black and white look, I think a lipstick in the red or pink family would be perfect.
Pop of Color
Rather it be a hangbag or heels a pop of color paired with black and white is perfect. For this look, I decided to add a yellow clutch as my pop of color. A fun pop of color shoe is great with black and white as well. I decided to keep it simple with a classic black pump but I could honestly see this dress paired with a red heel, pink or even yellow. You have the freedom to choice the color you want. My suggestion is to make it bold, bright and fun.
Now that you have chosen the right lipstick, and you have your pop of color it is now time to add the jewelry. Metallics are great when wearing black and white. I paired this dress with gold earrings but silver, bronze or any metallic would have worked as well. Depending on what you are wearing, a metallic necklace or bracelet would be a nice added touch as well. If you have decided to opt out of wearing a shoe with color, pairing your black and white look with a metallic shoe would look great as well. Whatever you choose stick with it throughout the entire look. If you decide to wear gold, then let gold be your metallic of choice. If you decide to wear silver the rule remains the same.
Now that you have the accessories that you need you are well on you way to pulling off a fabulous black an white look. Hope these tips were helpful and as always shopping details of this look below.