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Everything in Black and White: A Fashion Uniform That Works

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POLISHED PAILETTES

Chanel’s classic black and white palette makes sequins look chicer than ever

Black sequined long-sleeve top; white sequined wide-leg trousers; black leather belt; black and gold metal and leather bracelet;gold metal and resin earrings; all CHANEL.

LUXE LEATHER

Double up on leather this season with a matching jacket and skirt 

Black leather jacket; black silk long-sleeve pleated shirt; black leather skirt; white leather twist sling-back shoes; all LOUIS VUITTON.

Houndstooth

Upgrade everyday workwear with clashing prints in black and white

Left, Flaviana wears: black and navy houndstooth wool coat; ivory and black silk fit and flare dress; both Alexander McQueen at BROWN THOMAS. Ivory leather boots, €178, Zara. Black 30 Montaigne leather handbag, DIOR. 18ct gold Tiffany Hardware triple drop earrings, TIFFANY & CO. Right, Gabby wears: black and white satin crepe dress, €505, Paule Ka at Samui. Black oversized round sunglasses, CELINE. Black Parker leather handbag, €314, COACH. Black and white patent leather and suede shoes, €650, JIMMY CHOO.

EVENING ELEGANCE

For the most glamorous after-dark look cover up by opting for longer lengths and fluid shapes

Left, Gabby wears; black wool.silk tuxedo jacket, Alexander McQueen at BROWN THOMAS. Ivory wool structured sweater, HERMÈS. Black Dillion Japanese-wool skirt, €425; black jersey trousers, €395; both JOSEPH. Black BB leather ballerina shoes, €665, BALENCIAGA. Right, Flaviana wears; ivory tweed coat with frayed edges, ALEXANDER WANG. Off-white Usagi leather sling-back shoes, €762, GUCCI. 18ct gold Tiffany Hardware graduated link earrings; 18ct gold Tiffany Hardware wrap bracelet (worn as necklace); both TIFFANY & CO.

TROPHY SWEATER

Classic meets modern: a white cashmere sweater works for night or day

Ivory cashmere polo-neck sweater, LAINEY KEOGH. White tweed cropped trousers, BALMAIN. 18ct gold Tiffany Hardware link earrings; 18ct gold Tiffany Hardware wrap bracelet (worn as necklace); both TIFFANY & CO. Pearl necklace, €550, DIOR.

ART AS FASHION

Don’t be afraid to stand out with 3D applique detailing and mismatched shoes for an individual look

Black Divisa rose-print cotton dress, PRADA. Black and white Grace two-tone slingback shoes, €665, ALEXANDER WANG. 18ct gold Tiffany Hardware link earrings, TIFFANY & CO.

ANKLE SKIMMERS

The new dress length skims the ankle. Wear with a fine-gauge knit for day and bare arms for night

Left, Flaviana wears: black and white Lara tweed dress, LOUISE KENNEDY. Ivory ruffle cuffed polo-neck merino wool sweater, CHLOÉ. Black satin headband with knot, €12.95, ZARA. Black logo bar leather shoes, €764.97, GIVENCHY. Crystal and pearl chandelier earrings, €610, DIOR. Right, Gabby wears: Black Tulle Paloma dress, LOUISE KENNEDY. Black satin side-stripe trousers, €49.95; black satin with pearl headband, €17.95; both ZARA. White and black Belle Vivier leather shoes, €854, ROGER VIVIER. Pearl necklace, €550; crystal and pearl chandelier earrings, €440; both DIOR.

TEXTURE

Elevate an all black look by mixing textures. Add a belt to break up different fabrics

Black cashmere bodysuit; black silk skirt; leather saddle belt, €930; leather Teddy-D slingback shoes, €740; black cotton Teddy-D hat, €560; all DIOR. 18ct gold Tiffany Hardware medium link bracelet; 18ct gold Tiffany City Hardware link medium bracelet; both TIFFANY & CO.

Photographed by Olivia Graham at Utopia NYC. Assisted by Shadi Best, Paul Lee and Rob Weber.
Styled by Luis Rodriguez at Utopia NYC. Assisted by Seoul Choi and Nate Woodruff.
Hair and make-up by Craig Honeycutt at Utopia NYC.
Photographed at Royalton Park Avenue, New York, a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts collection, www.preferredhotels.com.

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