Spice Up Black and White

(Spring)/Summer Outfit Ideas 2014; Celebrity street style; how to wear black and white; how to wear stripes

Photos: Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of

Black/white graphic is by far my favorite trend. The classic and simple palette gives us a lot of room to play with textures, patterns and accessories. Here, Olivia Palermo made her monochromatic outfit anything but boring by mixing various stripes, juxtaposing with leopard, and bringing in modern fringes. When you resist the temptation of adding bright colors, it rewards you a much bigger stage to express yourself!

In Chinese: 重新回潮的黑白几何图案是我的最爱。简单经典的色彩组合赋予了我们更多的空间去体验不同材质、印花和配饰碰撞的别样感觉。今天的这个造型里,奥利维亚·巴勒莫 (Olivia Palermo)通过运用不同走向和宽窄的条纹、以及条纹与豹纹流苏的混搭等把黑白变得生动有趣、潮感十足。克制住加入亮色的冲动,让黑白做主角,它会回赠予你一个更广阔的表达创意的舞台!

(Spring)/Summer Outfit Ideas 2014; Celebrity street style; how to wear black and white; how to wear stripes Clockwise from top left:   Shirt: Étoile Isabel Marant Waida oversized striped cotton shirt (similar here)  Dress: ASOS Structured Skater Dress In Stripe (yes, it's the one on Palermo; petite friendly here)  Sunglasses: Dolce&Gabbana Two Tone Cat Eye Sunglasses  Belt: Reiss black trim belt Bag: B-Low The Belt Twiggy Handbag  Shoe: Rollie Derby Oxford


Clockwise from top left:
Shirt: Étoile Isabel Marant (similar here)
Dress: ASOS (petite friendly here)
Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana
Belt: Reiss
Bag: B-Low
Shoe: Rollie (also love this!)

By Helen Hou

I'm Helen. In the huge fashion world, what attracts me the most is the way different people accessorize themselves. Our daily outfit choices are not just about the pieces we pick, they relate to something lurking deeply within our hearts: how we feel about ourselves, how we express ourselves to the rest of the world, what kind of people do we want to be and what kind of life do we want to live. Following my passion for fashion, I immerse myself in this bizarre world and try my best to share what I learned with you!