Spring Trend: Black & White

A strong trend on the fashion radar is black & white. You may do it in stripes, polka dots, floral prints, or color blocking.

Here are some looks from the Spring ’15 RTW runways.

SP15_BW_1a1. Oscar de la Renta 2. Proenza Schouler 3. Cushnie et Ochs 4. Altuzarra 5. Balmain

SP15_BW_1b1. Alice + Olivia 2. Marc By Marc Jacobs 3. Givenchy 4. Versace 5. Giambattista Valli

The following are a few ways to transition the trend from the runway to your wardrobe.

 

B&W I

 

B&W II

 

B&W III

 

B&W IV

 

Adult Backpacks

I generally stay away from backpacks for fear of looking juvenile (I’m petite and always looked young for my age). Even in high school and undergrad, I didn’t wear a backpack. As an adult, who still gets mistaken for a high schooler at my community gym, I’m open to wearing one…so long as it looks like it belongs to a tax-paying adult.

Here are a few styles that I would actually purchase and wear.