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How to look great in black and white

It’s a classic look that’s graced everyone from celebrities on red carpets to members of the royal family, but black and white can be worn in so many ways to create different styles and looks.

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Black bottom and white top

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This is one of the most timeless ways to wear black and white, but also one of the trickiest to ensure you don’t end up getting mistaken for a waitress at your favourite restaurant. The trick is to choose interesting shapes and textures. The colour combination means you can play with silhouette a lot easier than with bright colours, so choosing a statement skirt or a top with embellishment will ensure this combination is a winner.

Black top and white bottom

It might sound simple to just switch the colours round, but a white bottom with a black top creates a very different look to the opposite colourway. Whilst many of us consider a white bottom or jeans to be strictly for our summer holidays, according to WhoWhatWear, a white bottom can work just as well in the winter with chunky knitwear or a clean black blazer.

Black and white print

One of the most fun and playful ways to embrace monochrome is with a black and white all-over print. It’s a perfect look to embrace for your summer dresses, and there are plenty of options on axparis.com/collections/summer-dresses. Whether you look for a bold polka dot or a black and white check, pair it with simple and block colour accessories to let your print do the talking.

Bold Lines

The key to wearing bold lines is to embrace them fully to create a strong and eye-catching look. Geometric patterns in black and white create a look that is bold and unforgettable and gives the wearer an air of undeniable confidence.

You can embrace monochrome for the office, for a glamorous evening look, or for a simpler daytime outfit. One of the key things to remember is that you don’t need to ensure a black and white look is timeless or classic. Embrace your fun side and mix up your look with textures by pulling together sequins, denim, and bold lines and prints. Most importantly, if it makes you feel good, wear it.

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