7 Refreshing Ways to Wear Black and White

Coco Chanel once said that black and white’s beauty was “the perfect harmony,” that women "think of all colors except the absence of color," and that black and white had it all. We can’t help but agree with her. The striking contrast that comes from pairing these two absences of color is perhaps the most powerful of all combinations. They don’t call it yin and yang for nothing!

With this idea in mind, when we came across Sara Donaldson’s style blog, Harper & Harley, and noticed the majority of her outfits were constructed from black and white separates, we were immediately hooked. Not only are her looks stylish and inspiring, they’re also fairly painless to replicate. 

So if you’re searching for ways to re-create your favorite black and white wardrobe staples, take a gander at our roundup below. We included items from her outfits for you to shop, as well as an under-$50 section—enjoy!   

Style Tip: Pair tiered ruffled sleeves with a pair of smart trousers and pumps.

Style Tip: Opt for dramatic proportions with a one-shoulder top and full midi skirt.

Style Tip: Contrast a white-on-white ensemble with black slip-on sneakers.

Style Tip: Swap out your basic button down for a reworked version with knots or twists.

Style Tip: Tone down a statement leather skirt with casual separates like a white tee and sneakers.

Style Tip: Add edge to a color-block dress by teaming it with your favorite leather jacket.

Keep going to shop her outfits, and don't forget our under-$50 section too!

Get the look for less with our hand-picked shopping list!

Add a little volume by way of a trumpet sleeve.

A flattering tee to style with just about anything you own.

You know we love a pair of white sneakers.

Wear these with your heeled sandals once the weather cools down.

A high-neck zip is a cool way to wear the athleisure trend right now.

Want more outfit ideas? This blogger has some great ones when you're in a rush.