15 Inspiring Black and White Ensembles To Try Now

Black and white hues are like the chocolate and vanilla of the fashion world: understated on their own, yet heavenly when mixed together. Even better: the color combo is universally appealing and can easily be adapted to suit a variety of sensibilities. 

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    To help you create noteworthy black and white outfits for every occasion this summer, we turned to a group of tastemakers, including Beyonce and Emma Watson, for some inspiring styling tips. And though you probably already have a majority of these key pieces in your closet, we’re helping you shop each of the looks too! Keep reading for all the details. 

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    Jessica Stam

    Make a statement when you enter and exit the room with a two-tone, black and white dress. 

    Get The Look:
    Equipment Kennedy Dress ($328) in Bright White

    Marc by Marc Jacobs Contrast Heel Pump ($435) 

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    PHOTO: Getty Images

    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

    A graphic design takes basic black and white from understated to statement-making.

    Get The Look:
    Nasty Gal Diamond Cut Skater Skirt ($48) in Black/White 

    BCBG Gamma Open-Toe Mesh Bootie ($275) in Black

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    PHOTO: Billy Farrell Agency

    Emily Weiss

    On Emily: Theyskens' Theory dress

    Finish off a LWD with the ultimate cool girl item: an embellished bomber jacket. 

    Get The Look:
    Pixie Market Black Sequin Bomber Jacket ($159) 

    Maje Aure Stretch-Crepe Jersey Mini Dress ($320) 

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    PHOTO: Fame Flynet

    Beyonce

    On Beyonce: Helmut Lang Suiting Blazer ($645)

    Add polish to leather shorts with a crisply tailored white blazer. 

    Get The Look:
    T by Alexander Wang Crepe Blazer ($375) in White 

    Habitual Teo Coated Shorts ($165) in Onyx 

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    PHOTO: Fame Flynet

    Florence Welch

    Push the envelope in bold, matching prints. 

    Get The Look:
    Miss Selfridge Geo Printed Jumpsuit ($82) in Assorted 

    BCBG Two-Tone Floppy Hat ($58) in Black

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    PHOTO: Fame Flynet

    Emma Watson

    Toughen up an all-white skater dress with black accessories, such as zipper-detail Chelsea boots and subtle cat-eye sunglass.  

    Get The Look:
    French Connection Broderie Skater Dress ($221) in Daisy white 

    Super Basic Sunglasses ($189) in Black

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    PHOTO: Wenn

    Karolina Kurkova

    Let your white blazer take center stage against an all-noir look. 

    Get The Look:
    Forever 21 Tuxedo Style Blazer ($35) in Winter White  

    Theory Silk Darain Jumpsuit ($365) in Black  

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    PHOTO: Pacific Coast News

    Holland Roden

    Lend visual intrigue to simple shorts with a black-trim shirt.  

    Get The Look:
    Red Valentino Short-Sleeved Blouse ($324)  

    Alexander Wang Black Viscose Crepe Shorts ($195) in Black 

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    PHOTO: Splash News

    Cate Blanchett

    Mix up your three-piece suit; try the vest and jacket in white, and offset the pairing with a black trouser. 

    Get The Look:
    ASOS Petite Pants in Wide Leg ($38) in Black

    Tibi Basket Weave Jacket ($435) in White 

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    PHOTO: Fame Flynet

    Charlize Theron

    Create a streamlined look with a minimal white top and sleek black jeans. 

    Get The Look:
    Topshop Velma Sleeveless Top ($76) in White

    BDG Cigarette Mid-Rise Jean ($54) in Black Overdye

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    PHOTO: Billy Farrell Agency

    Jeisa Chiminazzo

    Ground an ethereal, floor-grazing dress with a wide black belt. 

    Get The Look:
    Free People Ophelia Eyelet Maxi Dress ($228) in White

    BCBG Perforated Waist Belt ($58) in Black

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    PHOTO: Billy Farrell Agency

    Hannah Bronfman

    Lend matching white separates a sporty touch with a black track jacket. 

    Get The Look:
    ​Mango Cupro Bomber Jacket ($100) in Coal 

    Won Hundred Uranus Tunic ($156)

    BCBG Peep-Toe Sling Back Pump ($195) in Black

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    PHOTO: Billy Farrell Agency

    Helena Christensen

    Contrast tailored trousers with a charming peek-a-boo top for you next night out. 

    Get The Look:
    Amanda Uprichard Sleeveless Tie Front Top ($145) in Ivory

    Vince Cropped Flare Pants ($245) in Black

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    PHOTO: Billy Farrell Agency

    Lea Seydoux

    Add a low-key, luxe identity to a lace dress by adding beach-appropriate sandals. 

    Get The Look:
    Juicy Couture Crochet Lace Tank Dress ($178) in Angel

    J. Renee Xia Sandals ($80)

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    PHOTO: Billy Farrell Agency

    Sofia Sanchez

    Balance the sweet of feathered embellishments with a quilted biker jacket. 

    Get The Look:
    Band of Outsiders Short Sleeve Dress with Lace ($375) in Snow White

    Karen Millen Leather Biker Jacket ($599) in Black

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Velma Sleeveless Top

Velma Sleeveless Top

Topshop, $76
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Cigarette Mid-Rise Jean

Cigarette Mid-Rise Jean

BDG, $54
SHOP
Broderie Skater Dress

Broderie Skater Dress

French Connection, $221
SHOP
Basic Sunglasses

Basic Sunglasses

Super, $189
SHOP
Diamond Cut Skater Skirt

Diamond Cut Skater Skirt

Nasty Gal, $48
SHOP
Gamma Open-Toe Mesh Bootie

Gamma Open-Toe Mesh Bootie

BCBG, $275
SHOP
Ophelia Eyelet Maxi Dress

Ophelia Eyelet Maxi Dress

Free People, $228
SHOP
Perforated Waist Belt

Perforated Waist Belt

BCBG, $58
SHOP
Short-Sleeved Blouse

Short-Sleeved Blouse

Red Valentino, $324
SHOP
Black Viscose Crepe Shorts

Black Viscose Crepe Shorts

Alexander Wang, $195
SHOP
Short Sleeve Dress with Lace

Short Sleeve Dress with Lace

Band of Outsiders, $375
SHOP
Leather Biker Jacket

Leather Biker Jacket

Karen Millen, $599
SHOP
Tuxedo Style Blazer

Tuxedo Style Blazer

Forever 21, $35
SHOP
Sleeveless Tie Front Top

Sleeveless Tie Front Top

Amanda Uprichard, $145
SHOP
Cropped Flare Pants

Cropped Flare Pants

Vince, $245
SHOP
Geo Printed Jumpsuit

Geo Printed Jumpsuit

Miss Selfridge, $82
SHOP
Two-Tone Floppy Hat

Two-Tone Floppy Hat

BCBG, $58
SHOP
Black Sequin Bomber Jacket

Black Sequin Bomber Jacket

Pixie Market, $159
SHOP
Aure Stretch-Crepe Jersey Mini Dress

Aure Stretch-Crepe Jersey Mini Dress

Maje, $320
SHOP
Petite Pants in Wide Leg

Petite Pants in Wide Leg

ASOS, $38
SHOP
Basket Weave Jacket

Basket Weave Jacket

Tibi, $435
SHOP
Crochet Lace Tank Dress

Crochet Lace Tank Dress

Juicy Couture, $178
SHOP
Crepe Jacket

Crepe Jacket

Topshop by Boutique, $180
SHOP
Kennedy Dress

Kennedy Dress

Equipment, $328
SHOP
Contrast Heel Pump

Contrast Heel Pump

Marc by Marc Jacobs, $435
SHOP
Uranus Tunic

Uranus Tunic

Won Hundred, $156
SHOP
Peep-Toe Sling Back Pump

Peep-Toe Sling Back Pump

BCBG, $195
SHOP
Cupro Bomber Jacket

Cupro Bomber Jacket

Mango, $100
SHOP
Crepe Blazer

Crepe Blazer

T by Alexander Wang, $375
SHOP
Teo Coated Shorts

Teo Coated Shorts

Habitual, $165
SHOP
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