Monday, August 21, 2017

Classic Black and White

I've been noticing so much black and white in the stores, in advertising, and on blogs.  Even though it's really trending right now, I have always been a fan of classic black and white!

I've had this black and white knit skirt for years.  It's one of the few items I received from Stitch Fix that stood the test of time (sorry Stitch Fix).  I've shown it to you many times before HERE,  HERE, HERE, and HERE.

Other than adding color through accessories, I have never worn this skirt with anything other than white or black on top.  I tried, but I never felt comfortable with it.  I prefer the clean and simple look of black and white, and bringing in a spot of color through accessories.

For this look, I used a simple white scoop neck tee from a.n.a.  The neckline is very flattering for all figures.  I did wear a camisole under mine as it was kind of thin and see-thru.  I love thin t-shirts because I find them more comfortable to wear, but I know not everyone is a fan of them.  I think the young ones wear those pretty lace bralettes under them, so they don't mind the sheerness of the fabric.

I wore this outfit to church, lunch, and then shopping.

I decided to glam up the casual tee a bit with this sparkly statement necklace.

My sandals are Adrienne Vittadini Claud Gladiator Sandals from DSW.  Would you believe these sandals are one of their top selling sandals?  After having them for awhile, I can see why.  They are so comfortable!  I was wearing them while I was shopping and a young gal said "I love your sandals, where did you get them?  I've been looking for a pair like that forever.  I want something comfortable yet stylish."  I thought her comment was spot on.  They are comfortable and stylish, who says shoes can't be both?

I brought a little bit of color with this mint green cross body bag that was a gift from my daughter.  I added more silver with silver bracelets and rings.  I wore white sunglasses to coordinate with the black and white clothes.

You've often heard me say that I won't wear anything that isn't comfortable.  But that doesn't mean I want to live in sneakers and active wear (which is unfortunately a trend I keep seeing everywhere).  I think we can dress up, and still feel at ease by choosing cozy fabrics like soft knits, stretch denim, etc., and comfortable, yet stylish footwear.

Have a Great Day!  Amy

Linking Up with these Fabulous Blogs HERE!


  1. I think this out looks great on you! Perfect for a day when you want to be just a little more dressed up than usual. As for another color for the skirt, I imagine a royal blue top or tee would look great with it too. Have a great day!

    1. Thanks Karen! Hmm, I never tried royal blue with this skirt. I've always tried pinks or corals, maybe that would be a color I'd be more comfortable wearing.

  2. I love black and white and this is a wonderful, pulled together look. Thanks for linking up Amy, XO


  3. You can never beat black and white! I love that this is a knit skirt too.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  4. I'm a fan of Black and White too. When it's worn like this Amy. Too much Black doesn't suit me at all! So this look is super. I really like it xx

    1. Thank you! I do wear a lot of black, or all black occasionally, but I must admit it's not something I like to wear too often.

  5. Isn't knotting your tee just the best? Loving the hint of mint!

    1. Thanks Shelly! Yes, knotting the tee is a great option for tucking a shirt in!

  6. Love the skirt, beautiful pattern and shape, and it looks perfect paired with the white shirt!

  7. Hi Amy.
    Thank you so much for linking up this fab post!
    I love the simplicity of your main outfit that is beautifully accessorised with that cute bag and fab shoes.... perfect toes too.
    A great look.
    Fake Fabulous | Fake it until you make it! Style Tips & Fun with Fashion, over 40

  8. Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style linkup party. The mint colored bag is a great alternative as a pop of color to the classic black and white! Great styling!

  9. The mint green bag looks great with the black and white outfit. I can see why you get so many compliments on the sandals, they are fab - I want some! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx


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