Trend Topic: Black & White

by Jessica Sturdy on January 14, 2013

Now that the new year is upon us and we’ve kind of settled back into our routines, let’s start talking Spring Trends! Can you believe that NYFW is in just a few weeks?! I surely can’t! I’m not so sure I am ready to start talking about next fall’s trends already, but maybe it will help if we hash out what we’ll be seeing for the 2013 spring and summer seasons. What can I say? I like to go in order.

Nine West Color Block Pumps / Michael Kors Black Watch / Madewell Striped Sweatshirt / Madewell Tote / Rowen Pumps / Nine West Cut-Out Pumps / Betsey Johnson Bow Studs / Sequin Color Block Bangle

Not exactly re-inventing the wheel with this “trend,” as it is pretty standard combination year round, but we’ll be seeing a lot of Black & Blanco this spring and summer.

JRStyle Tip: Since black & white is essentially a blank canvas, have some fun with it. Pops of neons, metallics, and/or leopard are highly encouraged!

Looking for more wardrobe inspiration? I’ve been pinning my Spring/Summer 2013 wardrobe wish list! Check it out!

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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Penny Pincher Fashion January 14, 2013 at 7:47 am

Oh this is so funny – I have a black & white post going up tomorrow too! :) Great minds think alike… :)

Those cutout pumps are HOT!


meghan January 14, 2013 at 9:40 am
Lacey @ My Boring Closet January 14, 2013 at 9:55 am

Ooh I love both of those Nine West pumps!!


Chris January 14, 2013 at 10:08 am

Ya’ll must have had black and white on the brain yesterday/today because Steph Abrams had a lovely black and white dress on this morning on The Weather Channel!


Eleanor @ Sequins & Sass January 14, 2013 at 11:17 am

Jessica, you’re totally killing my online spending freeze – I’m loving everything, especially those bow earrings!!

Happy Monday 😉



Alyssa January 14, 2013 at 11:52 am

Black and white is such a classic combo–I love rocking it! Those heels are so pretty.


Agi January 14, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Love black and white. It is such a classic combination and I totally agree with pairing with a pop of color. My favorite is the bow stud earrings.



Amy January 14, 2013 at 12:54 pm

I am honestly loving this trend. It is so timeless and everyone has pieces in their closet that fit the bill! :)


amanda January 14, 2013 at 1:22 pm

i am kind of obsessed with shoes that have one color on the front and another on the back. the duality for remixing purposes gives you two looks. you can pick up either of the colors for the purpose of the outfit. loving it.



pretty little things January 14, 2013 at 2:07 pm

I’m loving the nine west heels and that all black watch! xo


Sarah January 14, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Love your choices!!

The Purse Snatcher 


Hallie @ corals + cognacs January 14, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Those Nine West pumps look odddddly familiar to the Zara sandals we have… Either way, whatevs, I’ll take ’em!


Dina Karivalis (@DKarivalis) January 14, 2013 at 3:31 pm

I always lean towards black and white when Im struggling to get ready. Its such a classic color combo.
xo Dina
Sweetest Somethings


Deanna January 14, 2013 at 3:35 pm

I’m thinking the Nine West strappy heel needs to be in my closet. NOW.


Amy Shaughnessy January 14, 2013 at 4:04 pm

I’m so obsessed with black and white lately. I LOVE those sandals. I want!


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Liz @ Foodies&Booties January 14, 2013 at 6:05 pm

Loving the cut out pumps!

I’m not going to lie, pretty excited about the black and white trend! Like you said, there are so many ways to spruce it up!


Alyssa January 14, 2013 at 6:09 pm

That black MK watch is unexpected – love it!

Alyssa @


elle // wonderfelle world January 14, 2013 at 7:22 pm

Such a classic combination for all year long! I love that Madewell tote :)


Anngelik January 14, 2013 at 9:28 pm

I love black and white! It goes with everything!



AJ January 14, 2013 at 10:39 pm

I love classic black and white! I have a graphite watch that I wear all the time, so I can’t wait to pair it with some basics!



natasha January 15, 2013 at 12:45 am

Cute picks!

xo, tasha
twenty-something blog


alixrose January 15, 2013 at 1:52 am

I’m dying over those shoes. Love.
I cant believe NYFW is less than a month away!


Chelsea January 15, 2013 at 3:28 am

I can’t even begin to think about next fall! I have no idea what mood I’ll be in by then, but for now, those cutout pumps are to die for.

Chelsea & The City


Jessica Sturdy January 15, 2013 at 9:51 am

Well you’re in luck because this is a SPRING trend! 😉


Kate January 29, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Got the Rowen pumps – l.o.v.e. them!


Hip June 26, 2013 at 8:59 am

Black and white is such a classic combo–I love rocking it! Love the heels.



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