Trend Topic: Black & White

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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  1. 1.14.13

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

    Those cutout pumps are HOT!

  2. 1.14.13
    meghan commented:
  3. 1.14.13
    Lacey @ My Boring Closet commented:

    Ooh I love both of those Nine West pumps!!

  4. 1.14.13
    Chris commented:

    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!

  5. 1.14.13

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

    Happy Monday 😉


  6. 1.14.13
    Alyssa commented:

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

  7. 1.14.13
    Agi commented:

    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.


  8. 1.14.13
    Amy commented:

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

  9. 1.14.13
    amanda commented:

    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.


  10. 1.14.13

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

  11. 1.14.13
    Sarah commented:

    Love your choices!!

    The Purse Snatcher 

  12. 1.14.13

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

  13. 1.14.13

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

  14. 1.14.13
    Deanna commented:

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

  15. 1.14.13
    Amy Shaughnessy commented:

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


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  16. 1.14.13

    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!

  17. 1.14.13
    Alyssa commented:

    That black MK watch is unexpected – love it!

    Alyssa @

  18. 1.14.13

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

  19. 1.14.13
    Anngelik commented:

    I love black and white! It goes with everything!


  20. 1.14.13
    AJ commented:

    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!


  21. 1.15.13
    natasha commented:

    Cute picks!

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog

  22. 1.15.13
    alixrose commented:

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

  23. 1.15.13
    Chelsea commented:

    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

    • 1.15.13
      Jessica Sturdy commented:

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

  24. 1.29.13
    Kate commented:

    Got the Rowen pumps – l.o.v.e. them!

  25. 6.26.13
    Hip commented:

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