Flip open any magazine or walk into any trendy retailer and the black and white combos are everywhere! It is by far one of the hottest trends for spring 2013 and it’s popping up all over the red carpet.  From full outfits to just a touch with a necklace or handbag, this look is very now and very chic.  What I really love about this trend is its simple elegance: the color combo is timeless and always helps you look all put together.



Product Info: Necklace – JustFab.com $39.95  Handbag –  JustFab.com $39. 95  Heels – JustFab.com $39.95  Heels – Target $29.99  Dress – Target $27.99  Button Down Shirt Romper – Target $22.99


Product Info:  Scarf – Charlotte Russe $10.99  Pants – Forever 21 $22.88  Blazer – Forever 21 $27.99  Jacket – Forever 21 $27.80

Red Carpet Worthy

Have a hot date or a special event? This stunning white peplum dress with a gorgeous black lace neckline will turn every head in the room! Since spring is here, I like that the base of this dress is white and the black lace adds such a delicate, feminine touch.  Pair this dress with simple black heels, a simple clutch and pretty earrings for a sexy and chic look.  Total outfit price: $85


Product Info: Dress – Charlotte Russe – $28.99  Earrings – Forever 21 – $3.80  Handbag – Forever 21 $19.80  Heels – JustFab.com $39.95

Get Funky With It

On top of seeing a lot of black and white color blocking ensembles on the runway and in magazines, another big trend with this hot color combo is funky prints.  When you wear printed pants keep the top VERY simple.  A plain black or white T-shirt or button down blouse with minimal jewelry and simple black shoes is all you need.  Let the pants be your focal point.  Here are some of my favorite patterned pants at great prices!


Product Info:  Floral Print Pants – Forever 21 $19.80   Arrowhead Print Trousers – Forever 21 $19.80   Tie-Dye Print Leggings – ASOS $18  Tilt Skinny Trousers – Dorthy Perkins – $49   Poke Dot Jeggings – Lulus.com $53