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End Of Summer Style: How To Make It All Black & White

In everyday life it seems like things are really never black & white, but for Spring/Summer 2015 black & white outfits adorned the runways, enriched our street style and were a red carpet staple.

From sporty to glam, here are a few of my favorite ways to perfectly contrast in order to keep your look trendy!!

SPORTY BLACK & WHITE

Do you love fabulous shoes but can't handle a stiletto?? Then this is your moment, because the simplicity of a black & white duo is perfect for those of you with a sportier style. Spice up a black & white jersey tee with the most fabulous leather shorts and sneakers you own, and welcome to the hottest trend of 2015. I can't get enough of Faya of Fitness On Toast's chic jersey look!! 

Fitness on Toast | End Of Summer Style: How To Make It All Black & White | Mel Boteri

PHOTO CREDIT: FITNESS ON TOAST
INSTAGRAM: @FITNESSONTOAST

End Of Summer Style: How To Make It All Black & White | Sporty Outfits | Mel Boteri

1. DKNY Sequin Jersey Tee 2. LINDA FARROW Sunglasses 3. SAINT LAURENT Leather Shorts 4. VERSACE Watch 5. COMMON PROJECTS Sneakers 6. MEL BOTERI Black Saffiano Leather Christy Midi Tote

 

BLACK AND WHITE PARTIES

Floral sundresses may be a summer staple, but don't be afraid to wear one in black & white. Pick a dress in a lighter fabric to ensure your look doesn't take a morbid turn. Christina from Christina's Style pulls this off beautifully, looking fresh in her striped dress!! Heading to a pool party?? Try a midi-dress, spiced up with an envelope bag and accessories in shades of coral and gold to show off your tanned summer skin.

Christina's Style | End Of Summer Style: How To Make It All Black & White | Mel Boteri

PHOTO CREDIT: CHRISTINA'S STYLE 
INSTAGRAM: @OH2BYCHRISTINAOH

End Of Summer Style: How To Make It All Black & White | Party Outfits | Mel Boteri

1. BALMAIN Stretch Dress 2. TORY BURCH Watch 3. ALEXIS BITTAR Bangle 4. TORY BURCH Wrap Bracelet 5. VALENTINO Pumps 6. DEBORH LIPPMANN Nail Polish 7. MEL BOTERI Black Croc-Embossed Emmy Convertible Clutch

 

BLACK AND WHITE FOR THE OFFICE

The black & white trend seems to have been invented for the office, but to keep it exciting you can experiment with prints, textures, cuts and details. If you want to add a feminine touch to your outfit, choose a white dress with black accents. A light-weight, casual dress will help you survive the hot days during the end of summer. I'm not sure what I want more, Jane of FitFabFunMom's skirt or her shoes!! 

Fit Fab Fun Mom | End Of Summer Style: How To Make It All Black & White | Mel Boteri

PHOTO CREDIT: FIT FAB FUN MOM
INSTAGRAM: @FITFABFUNMOM

End Of Summer Style: How To Make It All Black & White | Party Outfits | Mel Boteri

1. PROENZA SCHOULER Shift Dress 2. BILTMORE Fedora 3. RAY-BAN Sunglasses 4. TORY BURCH Bracelet 5. SAM EDELMAN Ankle Bootie 6. MEL BOTERI Classic Black Mel Hobo

 

BLACK AND WHITE FOR THE BEACH

I know black & white doesn't seem like a seaside go-to, but it really is ideal to be worn at the beach or the pool. This colorless combo highlights your tan while never distracting the attention away from your fabulous self. Opt for statement accessories to maximize the impact. 

For a sophisticated yet relaxed look, invest in an embroidered top with some transparency and a fitted skirt to give you a modern French Riviera vibe. Jessie Kass, founder of Seams For A Desire looks ready for a stroll along a gorgeous coast. 

Seams for a Desire | End Of Summer Style: How To Make It All Black & White | Mel Boteri

PHOTO CREDIT: SEAMS FOR A DESIRE
INSTAGRAM: @JESSIEKASS

End Of Summer Style: How To Make It All Black & White | Beach Outfits | Mel Boteri

1. ISABEL MARANT Embroidered Top 2. ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Sunglasses 3. ANCIENT GREEK Sandals 4. MEL BOTERI Metallic Sand Snake-Effect Lola Small Shoulder Bag 5. ALICE CICOLINI Necklace 6. ISABEL MARANT Mini Skirt 

 

I hope you enjoy my favorite black & white looks for the end of summer. I am a firm believer that fashion is season-less, so wear black in August and white in December. These minimalist colors bring a chicness like nothing else can. I for one am super excited to wear the sporty-luxe look!! 

Use #MYMB and #BestDressedMB to show me how you are wearing black & white during these last days of summer. I would love to see, and be inspired by the new ideas you come up with!!

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