The #BlackandWhite Factor
B&W styles for Spring 2013

Reining it in from past seasons of embellished brights and quirky colors, ready-to-wear is taking back black and white is tagging along for the ride. Jil Sander and Narciso Rodriguez class it up, while other top designers like Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang move toward the edgier side of the contrasting colors.

This season's timeless black and white garments stayed true to classic silhouettes while still allowing designers to test the waters and offer up refreshing outlooks on the runway. Take Michael Kors' short pant suit, classic in cut and modern in execution. Or an effortless pairing from Ralph Lauren, a classic white button up and long black skirt.

While keeping it classy is always the best option, some designers took it to the next level, and propelled the trend to new heights. Alexander Wang wowed by using invisible cut outs, while Margiela went avant-grade and covered up. And no one can deny Marc Jacobs' brilliant use of contrasting shapes and sleek textures.

Don’t be afraid to mix things up from the typical black and white wardrobe sitting in your closet. Play with textures and prints, and most of all have fun, and look fierce! From stripes and separates to fishnets and flounces, one thing holds true, this season you can’t go wrong when black and white feels oh so right!

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