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Shop the trend: Black and white

Bobby Schuessler is a beauty writer for SheKnows and is one of the resident experts on hair care and celebrity hairstyles. Bobby is currently a New York City style editor and writer. For inside fashion and beauty trends, follow him on Tw...

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Black and white — the two staples in any wardrobe. While we all have an assortment of these shades in our closets, it’s now time to pair them up this summer.
Marc Jacobs runway -- black and white look

As we saw on Marc Jacobs’ runway, there is nothing sexier or more sophisticated than this super-hot trend. Join us as we show you how to shop the coveted look.

For work

While a black blazer is a must-have for any working girl, why not try spicing it up with an all-white jacket and dark straight-leg pants. Trust us, everyone in your office will be in awe of just how sleek you look. You just want to make sure the blazer is perfectly tailored — especially when it comes to the seam on the shoulder and the sleeve length. If the jacket is slightly big on you, you’ll look like a snowman — no joke.

To embody the black and white trend, try a black pant, an easy black tank under the jacket and a fierce black pump. You’ll look like the total power woman.

Black and white look for work

Elizabeth and James James Feather-Trimmed Crepe Blazer $665, J Brand 901 Waxed Low-Rise Jeans $195, Miss Selfridge US Black Tank $18, Joan and David Flipp Platform Pumps $150,
ASOS Quilted Lock Across Bag
$27, Shame on Jane Initial Bracelet $120

For play

When you’re getting ready for your weekly Sunday brunch with your girlfriends, emulate this Marc Jacobs’ look with an easy tank and chic skirt. While simple, your effortless look will turn all heads.

Plus, you can easily mix and match all of these pieces with other items in your wardrobe. Pair the skirt with a blazer for the office, or the tank with a comfy pair of jeans for a movie with your man.

Black and white look for play

Acne Romantic Taffeta Skirt $220, Allsaints Spitalfields Fallon Tank $50,
Diane von Furstenberg Zia Strappy Sandals
$107, dEliAs Black Wayfarer Sunglasses $10,
Frockaholics Maison Scotch Bag $96

Watch: Easy black and white nail art

Learn how to create an easy black and white manicure with this tutorial.

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Photo credit: Marc Jacobs
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