Black & Blanco

We were talking Black & White yesterday, so I figured I’d share one of my takes on the trend! I rocked my black & blanco with pops of metallic silver, but I can’t wait to sport the look with a splash of neon (love these flats!) or animal print (this clutch is amazing!).

J.Crew Factory Bow Sweater (sold out, similar style here)/ J.Crew Boy Shirt / J.Crew Snow Leopard Pants / J.Crew Metallic Bow Flats (on sale!) / Michael Kors Watch (similar) / Sequin NYC Leopard Bangle / gifted Milly Clutch (on sale!) / Nail Polish: Julep Dendrie + Essie Carnival

Thanks for the pictures, Rose!

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  1. 1.15.13
    Jennifer said:

    Of course, this outfit is adorable! Love it.

  2. 1.15.13
    Kimberly said:

    I love the print of those pants so much – I ordered them back when they were on sale, but they were NOT flattering on me at all! Love this all-black & white look…the metallic accessories are perfecct 🙂

  3. 1.15.13

    SO cute! Black and white is such an easy pairing and always produces such a put-together look <3 Fun outfit!

  4. 1.15.13
    Kate said:

    This is SUCH a cute outfit! Love the black & white, and the printed pants, and how adorably casual & girlie this is! So cute!

  5. 1.15.13
    AJ said:

    Love it! I had my eye on that sweater for a while, but guess I waited too long 🙁 And those flats are adorable and look super comfy!


  6. 1.15.13
    Tara said:

    This is so fun! I would never have thought to pair the bow sweater with animal print, but it looks awesome!

  7. 1.15.13
    Sarah said:

    This is one of my favorite! It looks perfect! I also love your nail polish combo!

  8. 1.15.13
    Sarah said:


  9. 1.15.13

    This is so cute! I am loving the all black and white ensemble. Those pants are great!


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

  10. 1.15.13

    Love the look, Jessica!

  11. 1.15.13

    great sweater on you — very bows and sequins! xo

  12. 1.15.13
    Elizabeth said:

    Oooo I LOVE this!!

  13. 1.15.13

    So classic, but still current – loving the bow on your sweater!


  14. 1.15.13
    Jen said:

    Love everything about this look! … And the fact that 1/2 of your outfit is from J.Crew. Shocking. 🙂 xx

  15. 1.15.13
    christin said:

    so i own a lot of black and a lot of white but not a lot of black & white. does that make sense? i need to fix that.

  16. 1.15.13
    Alyssa said:

    This look is perfect–and the pattern on those pants is to die for. You look amazing!

  17. 1.15.13

    As always, you look adorable! I just love that bow sweater! Neons would be so cute also, great idea!


  18. 1.15.13
    Sarah said:

    Absolutely adorable outfit! The sweater is just perfection.

    The Purse Snatcher 

  19. 1.15.13

    That J. Crew sweater was one of my favorites of theirs this year! LOVE it! I featured it on my blog too! You look too too cute!


  20. 1.15.13

    LOVE how you did the black and white! Your accents are awesome with the outfit. Very envious of your clutch 😉

  21. 1.15.13
    Amelia said:

    Cute outfit!! I am in love with those flats. So dangerous that they are on sale. How do you think they fit, size wise?

  22. 1.15.13
    Agi said:

    Loving this outfit, especially the bow sweater. Black and white is so classic. Love it.


  23. 1.15.13
    Ellen Landgren said:

    You look absolutely fantastic. Wonderful outfit – I love this whole look!

  24. 1.15.13
    Staci said:

    the sweater is adorable!


  25. 1.15.13

    I NEED those pants like right now! AHHH so gorgeous!!
    xoxo stylelista

  26. 1.15.13
    Kristin said:

    I’m obsessed! Such a cute look! I’ve been looking for a great bow sweater like that!

  27. 1.15.13
    Chelsea said:

    Adorable bow sweater! Loving your metallic accents but I love black, white and gold also.

    Chelsea & The City

  28. 1.15.13
    Lauren said:

    love how you styled those printed pants, the black white and silver combo looks great!


  29. 1.15.13
    Mamalina said:

    You look lovely! The sweater is so cute!


  30. 1.15.13
    Carly said:

    Holy moly girl, you are blowing up with comments these days.

    Thank you for this….always looking for new ways to style these pants 🙂


  31. 1.15.13
    heather said:

    I love the sweater. It’s so adorable. And your pants! Love them! They are so fun, and its a great twist to work pants as well.


  32. 1.15.13
    Shannon said:

    What an adorable outfit. I absolutely love it!


  33. 1.15.13
    Anngelik said:

    I love the print of those pants! Gorgeous flats and clutch.


  34. 1.15.13
    Shanna Johnson said:

    Love it! All of it! I’m a sucker for black & white–it just looks so clean, crisp & classic. And these pants!!! I still haven’t really gotten into the printed-pant trend, but I WANT these!!! Amazing, as usual!

  35. 1.15.13
    Jennifer said:

    I have two questions:

    1) What is your opinion of the quality of J. Crew Factory clothes vs. J. Crew clothes?

    2) I like quality clothes. My normal haunts are J. Crew and BR. However, buying all of the trend pieces at these stores would break my budget. Do you know of anywhere that is of better quality than Forever 21, H&M, etc, but closer in price point?

  36. 1.15.13

    This black and white look is amazing! Such a classic color combo done in a fun way!

  37. 1.15.13

    This outfit is so cute, I love the black and white with the subtle touches of bows!
    xo Dina
    Sweetest Somethings

  38. 1.15.13

    ADORABLE!!! i am SO tempted to get those flats!!!! arghhhh

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

  39. 1.15.13
    Erica said:

    I love everything about this outfit! The bow, the leopard, the silver flats. Great outfit, Jessica!

  40. 1.16.13
    Danielle said:

    Love this combo! You look so great in flats… I always find myself opting for heels… so this is some great inspo for me! I wore pastel leopard skinnies on my blog today… check it out! (I really love the boldness of yours!)

  41. 1.16.13
    Amy said:

    I love this look! Every part of it! You look great in black and white 🙂

  42. 1.16.13

    This is so adorable! Love the sweater and pant combination.

  43. 1.17.13

    Love your sweater – the bow detail is so cute!

    Kate xo

  44. 1.17.13
    sarah said:

    Perfect yet again! This is one of your top looks. Your hair looks amazing.

  45. 1.17.13
    Jennifer said:

    Just found your blog today! I really like your outfits.. each one of them has a little something that makes it sparkle 🙂

    Champagne & Passports

  46. 1.18.13

    I typically love all of your outfits but this one is BY FAR my favorite, love everything about it! Those flats, love ’em so much :).

  47. 1.18.13
    Rachel said:

    Love your bow top, its adorable!

  48. 1.18.13
    Sophia said:

    LOVE! One of my new favorite posts on Bows & Sequins!

  49. 1.19.13
    Katherine said:

    Recently discovered your blog and you put together the cutest outfits! Especially like the adorable bow sweater and the Michael Kors watch.

  50. 1.20.13
    Jill said:

    I wanted that sweater but it was still full price at the facorty store when i was there, and there is just no way I’ll pay full price at the factory store! Looks great on you with the snowcat pants!

  51. 1.21.13
    Stephanie said:

    just came across your blog.. love your style!
    and i have to say: you look a bit like AnnaSophia Robb 😀

    xx Stephanie (

  52. 1.21.13
    Chioma said:

    lovely style! those pants and sweater are so cute 🙂

    C’s Evolution of Style

  53. 1.21.13
    Cristina said:

    I love this combination! Especially since you have your signature bow on your cardi 🙂 Those are some of my favorite pants of yours!!

  54. 2.2.13
    Jessie said:

    I love your take on the black & white trend! You just can’t go wrong in J.Crew! 🙂

  55. 6.26.13
    Hip said:

    I would never have thought to pair the bow sweater with animal print, but it looks more than awesome!