Celebrity Style: New Ways To Wear Black And White For Winter

February 3, 2014 • Celebrity Style, Magazine


Black and white can be the most mainstream color combination around but it can also be the most fun. That’s because it’s so timeless anyone can wear it, and it’s also easy to transition into a variety of modern styles. Black and white can be youthful on stars like Chloe Grace Moretz and age appropriate on stars like Julianne Moore. Celebrities like these have always turned to black and white to create fun fashion looks that also hone in on the latest trends. Here are some of the celebs who are doing it right this winter and how you can do it  yourself.

Add Embellishments Like Eva Longoria

The Zuhair Murad gown worn by Eva Longoria at the Global Gift Gala in Mexico City, Mexico features a black sleeveless top and white skirt with a train. I think what really sells me about this outfit are the lace accents and embellishments. They add something to the ensemble, which in black and white looks elegant, but could also look like nothing special. The high neckline with the lace embellishments make it stand out.

Advice: A good way to oomph up at any black and white ensemble is to choose something with accents or texture to give it a kick.

Wear It With Pops of Color like Diane Kruger 

We all know Diane Kruger is a fine fashionista, but I would rather see her wear white heels with this colorful Erdem jumpsuit, not blue. I think the white would have brought out the black and white combination in the look, which is further enhanced by the small pops of color throughout. I do like the hot pink Charlotte Olympia clutch, the sheer arms, and the pockets. Diane Kruger is one of the few people that can constantly pull off a risk taking look and usually it works!

Advice: Black and white always works but one of the best ways to spice up this classic combination is to include bursts of color in your outfit.

Go For Colorblocking on a Trendy Jumpsuit like Sarah Hyland 

Side ponies and trendy jumpsuits are the kind of thing a 20-something like Sarah Hyland can pull off, and she adds a youthful exuberance to the black and white color block ensemble. Still, take away the side pony, and you can put this Giulietta number on anyone, including the fashion risk takers who are still age appropriate like Helen Mirren and Cate Blanchett. The look is minimalist but the color block keeps it fashion forward, and I like how Sarah Hyland styled it with a right pop of color on the lip and with a necklace that does not take away from jumpsuit.

Advice: Color blocking black and white looks modern and trendy, but is also age appropriate.

Wear It in a Modern Coat Dress like Cameron Diaz 

This look is all about the Giambattista Valli coat dress for Cameron Diaz – so much so that you may not even realize that she’s at a Tag Heuer event and wearing a Tag Heuer watch on her arm because she’s the face of the brand. I do like that the sleeves are shorter and the highlight of the outfit is the coat dress print. With the harsh winter weather in the US this season, many fashionistas should choose coat dresses to round out their look because it’s chic but warm enough to handle the cold.

Advice: Cameron Diaz is known for wearing mini dresses and dressing too young. She finally went for an age appropriate look still with a bit of funk and shape. I would not change anything about her look, not even the black tights or black suede ankle heels.

– Simona Kogan

Photos: People.com

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