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Best black and white looks for fall

Jessica Padykula is a freelance writer and editor in Toronto, Canada covering a wide range of  topics for several online lifestyle publications. She is a regular contributor for SheKnows, covering travel, style, relationships, health and...

Black and white style

There is no color combination more classic and timeless than black and white. It always seems elegant and sophisticated no matter what you're wearing and it never goes out of style. With that in mind, we thought we would pull together some of the most stylish black and white looks for fall, from tops to shoes to accessories.

1Open-back blouse

Show off your sexy side in this pretty peek-a-boo blouse with a black flecked pattern atop a bright white background (Piperlime, $49). This long sleeved, easy-wearing piece would look great paired with medium wash denim and a pair of black knee-high boots or even tucked into a high-waisted gray skirt and paired with platform pumps.

Skull and crossbone soap


2Mini skirt

Be prepared to turn heads in this black and white striped high-waisted mini skirt (Urban Outfitters, $34). Wear this fun and flirty skirt with a pair of black wedge ankle boots and a cropped top for a throwback to the '80s, or opt for a more understated look by adding pointed toe flats in a bright color (try red or turquoise), a white T-shirt and an oversize blazer.

Mini skirt


3Color block frock

Color block is a fall fashion staple, so when we spied this elegantly structured Maggy London knit dress in bold blocks of black, white and charcoal gray, we knew we had to share it here (Nordstrom, $138). We love the feminine, slimming silhouette, pretty cap sleeves and the overall modern feel of this gorgeous dress.

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4Chic timepiece

After a few years of not paying much attention to watches where style is concerned, we've been coveting quite a few this season. We were especially enamored with this crisp black and white Michael Kors timepiece with a white strap and a bold black face (Revolve Clothing, $225). Classic in design and totally versatile, wear this watch when you want to make an accessory statement.

Chic timepiece


5Squares and stripes sweater

You can't get through fall and winter without a closet full of sweaters, but they don't all need to be bland and basic. This anything-but-basic sweater features a collection of squares and stripes in a lively black and white pattern (Anthropologie, $128). The pocket in front adds to the whimsical nature of this stylish and cozy fall piece. Pair with your most comfortable, worn-in jeans and a pair of black riding boots for the epitome of effortlessly chic style.

Squares and stripes sweater


6Shirt dress

We swooned when we saw this black and white striped silk shirtdress with a menswear-inspired tie at the neck (Alice + Olivia, $396). Leave the tie loose for a more feminine look or tie it in a bow for something more playful and boyish. Pair this sophisticated, sexy librarian-inspired piece with black high heeled loafers and shiny black bangles for an on-trend fall look.

Shirt dress


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Pretty Little Things: Darling dresses for fall
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