I have a lot of pattern and color in my wardrobe. I like to wear neutral bottoms with vibrant tunics and tops. If you could peek inside my closet, you would see an artful arrangement of colorful tanks, tops, and dresses (in ROY G. BIV order, of course) next to basic leggings, jeans, and pants in the oh-so-thrilling colors of black, blue, brown, and white. I select jewelry and accessories from the Stella & Dot boutique in my other closet (the perks of being single with no kids!) and I often pair colorful statement necklaces with bright blouses in complementary or contrasting hues (see here, here, and here.)
Sometimes, even this color-crazy girl likes to keep it simple with a classic look, and Stella & Dot’s Outfit of the Day, Bold in Black and White, is the perfect inspiration. I am comfortable shopping in the plus-size section and upper end of the regular women’s section in my favorite stores, so I looked for pieces that anyone – regardless of size – can use to replicate the look.
The Fluffy Heart Jumper in the Stella & Dot outfit is from Top Shop, and it doesn’t come in anything over a size 10, so that’s out. I found the grey and white sweater at Old Navy – more sizes and less expensive than the one from Top Shop. I’m not a big fan of distressed jeans, but these from Lane Bryant look pretty good. I still don’t know how I feel about booties and shooties. I mean, shooties? Really?? File these under the category “they look good on other people; me, not so much,” although these from Dillard’s might be a good training shootie.
What do you think of this look? Are you a color person or a classic-black-and-white girl? You just might see me sporting this outfit around Houston this fall!