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Looks of the Week: Black & White

My go-to color combination these days is black & white. I just can’t seem to get enough. Not only is it effortlessly chic and flattering for all, but this isn’t some fly-by-night trend that’ll be gone before you know it – It’s a timeless style that will work for seasons to come.

Read on for serious black & white style inspiration from some fashionable international fashion bloggers.

Black & White Looks of the Week International San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Blogger Street Style

{Maxi skirts are one of my favorite pieces for this time of year and this chic, minimalist look from Blair Badge immediately caught my eye.}

Black & White Looks of the Week International San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Blogger Street Style

{New York based Le Happy shows us that a stylish weekend look can be as simple as the perfect striped tee!}

Black & White Looks of the Week International San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Blogger Street Style

{Overalls anyone? I really like the proportion play here – The slightly oversized top paired with the slim fitting overalls is a great combination. Another fabulous look from Just Another Fashion Blog.}

Black & White Looks of the Week International San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Blogger Street Style

{Chic & ladylike are always in style. Retro Sonja does black & white right with mixed prints & minimal layers.}

Black & White Looks of the Week International San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Blogger Street Style

{Drama Drama Drama. Take back the night with bold menswear inspired separates and killer outerwear like Bee!}

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Have YOU worn black & white this season?

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MCLV Style: Hummingbird

Carrying on my blonde-hair-with-black-and-white trend of late – I present the sweetest little hummingbird print skater dress!

Hummingbird Print Skater Dress Black & White Style San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Blogger Street Style

Hummingbird Print Skater Dress – ASOS

Gold Heeled Boots – Kurt Geiger

Faux Leather Jacket – Express

Hummingbird Print Skater Dress Black & White Style San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Blogger Street Style

However, since we’re in the midst of a San Francisco Summer, this little printed number needed to be paired with layers and booties to ensure that I didn’t freeze to death.

And no, I can’t stop wearing this jacket. When I said staple, I really meant staple!

Hummingbird Print Skater Dress Black & White Style San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Blogger Street Style

{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

Want more black & white looks? Check out Faux Leather Style, Cape Blazer, and Leather Jacket

What’s YOUR favorite color combination this season?

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MCLV Style: Faux Leather Style

I love color. I’m always drawn to the bright hues and bold prints when I’m shopping. I have outerwear, dresses, heels, and accessories in every color imaginable. And yet… On weekends I frequently default to head-to-toe black or, just maybe, branch out to black & white.

Why?

It’s easy to style and effortlessly chic.

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Faux Leather Pants – BCBGMAXAZRIA

Striped Tunic – MICHAEL Michael Kors

Black & White Handbag – Kate Spade via The Real Real

Snake Skin Heels – Boo Hoo

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My weekend uniform of late has been slim fitting pants or structured leggings, with an oversized tunic. These paneled faux leather pants from BCBG are a current favorite since they’re lined and really comfortable.

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{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

When you’re wearing basics like black & white, finishing your look is all about the accessories. My new Kate Spade bag from The Real Real perfectly played into the color scheme and my Marrin Costello for Les Mechantes lariat added just the right amount of shine.

What’s YOUR weekend uniform?

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MCLV Style: Windowpane Print

In the world of fashion there are things that go together so beautifully and seamlessly that they’ve become sartorial cult classics in their own right. Denim-on-denim a la the Canadian tuxedo. Stripes of any kind, worn in any way. Color combinations that are endlessly flattering like black & white or black & blue.

A few favorite on the fashion block? Windowpane prints! From windowpane print tops and suit separates to accessories like scarves and heels – There’s an endless number of ways to make this killer print work for you this Fall!

Windowpane Print Black & White Faux Leather Pants Wedges Striped Bag San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

Windowpane Print Top – Urban Outfitters

Faux Leather Pants – BCBGMaxAzria

Striped Bag – Betsey Johnson

Lace-Up Wedges – Madden Girl

Windowpane Print Black & White Faux Leather Pants Wedges Striped Bag San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

I fell head over heels in love with Allergic To Vanilla‘s killer shearling vest from Urban Outfitters so I swung by the store recently to see if I could discover any Must Have treasures, only to swoop up this fabulous windowpane print top!

Windowpane Print Black & White Faux Leather Pants Wedges Striped Bag San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

{Photos by KatwalkSF}

This street style shoot came together really organically last week. A project that I had scheduled was canceled at the last-minute so when Miss KatwalkSF texted asking if I was around, we decided to meet at Washington Square Park for an impromptu street style photo shoot.

There are definitely benefits to living a few blocks from blogger friends!

Windowpane Print Black & White Faux Leather Pants Wedges Striped Bag San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

And the best part? This fabulous blogger pup stood guard over our bags while we played in traffic trying to capture the perfect photographs. And believe you me, he takes his guard dog duties very seriously. He’s positively fierce!

Bonus? I got to practice my photography skills – Check out the look that I shot for her here!

How do YOU like to wear windowpane prints?

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Looks of the Week: Black & White

While Monday mornings may not be the day we most look forward to each week, here’s a little something to look forward to… The latest edition of MCLV’s Looks of the Week series!

Today we’re talking about one of my all-time favorite color schemes – Black & white.

This combination is timeless, it manages to simultaneously both modern and classic. A great black & white look, like the ones below, inevitably evokes images of chic leading ladies and style icons like Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and Diana Vreeland.

Black & White Looks of the Week Paris Fashion Blogger Street Style French Fashion Polka Dots Prints

{Going for a black & white print? Go bold or go home this season & take a page out of the Be Frassy handbook!}

Black & White Looks of the Week San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

{Classic separates mixed together in a fun, eye-catching way with killer accessories – Does it get any better than this look from the uber stylish Nichole?}

Black & White Looks of the Week San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

{Love the crop top – Love the leather – Love the cut-outs. Layered perfection!}

Black & White Looks of the Week San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

{Black & white is perfect for a casual but stylish weekend look – Take a cue from Lovely By Lucy and try pairing fun separates for a put-together but relaxed look.}

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{When in doubt, black & white prints are always a great options. Polka dots, stripes, checkers… Here’s Miss Nicolette Mason showing us just how to make it work!}

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Which of these black & white looks is YOUR favorite?

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