20 Ways To Rock Black And White Outfits For Women

Discover how you can use these yin and yang colors to enhance formal and casual outfits.

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There is something very sophisticated and timeless about black and white outfits. The contrasting combination has been a favorite of every fashion enthusiast and will never go out of style. These versatile colors offer you the freedom to experiment without boundaries and customize a look that fits your mood and taste. If you are in search for some fresh ideas to style your black and white clothes, you have landed on the right page. Here are 20 classy and fun ideas to spice up your monochrome game! Swipe up.

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  • Body Type: Opt for tops and dresses with V necklines for an apple body shape, figure-hugging outfits for an hourglass body shape, and wide-legged pants and tight-fitted tops for a pear body shape.
  • Accessories: Opt for a classic metallic watch and pearl studs for a high-end vibe and statement jewelry pieces in bold colors like yellow and red for a playful look.
  • Bags: Gor for a black leather handbag or silver metallic clutch for formal events and bags in contrasting colors like pink and orange for a casual look.
  • Makeup: Keep your makeup minimal when wearing black and white to work and a pop of color to your lips or eyes for a bold look.

20 Interesting Ways To Style Your Black And White Outfits

1. T-Shirt Dress

T-Shirt Dress
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One part of the world may be taking the high-street highway, but a big chunk continues to choose comfort without compromising on style. This oh-so-comfortable long T-shirt dress is a perfect example of that. Throw on a pair of chunky white shoes with this black and white dress to create a sporty-chic look.

2. Shorts And Blazer

Black and white shorts and blazer
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How about giving your blazer suit a casual twist? Go for a pair of high-waisted mommy-style shorts with a plain white T-shirt, a striped blazer, and some white sneakers. Talk about casual meets formal!

3. Casual Stripe Suit

Black and white casual stripe suit
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While you are at your casual best, here’s another unmissable outfit that can get all heads turning. Bring black and white together to have a blast. A plain white or black T-shirt, a tank top, a crop top, or a silk blouse – you can style this striped suit any way you want!

4. White Formal Suit

We have all sported an all-black suit and even aced it. Let’s turn tables around now — an all-white blazer suit with a black blouse. Pair with some pointed-toe heels. Finish off this dressy attire with a leather sling bag and slay it!

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This is a perfect example of a black and white monochromatic look. You can try this with other top and bottom wear combinations like jeans, t-shirts, and jackets.

5. Black Skinny Pants And White Silk Trousers

Black skinny pants and white silk trousers
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A V-neck white blouse tucked into a well-fitted pair of black trousers and styled with signature black pumps is the definition of formal power dressing. It is a style and color combination that never goes out of fashion. It is also a style that can take you from desk to date because you can quickly slip into a sequin top and get going. You can also add an oversized leather jacket to add layers to your look.

6. Culottes And Striped Shirt

Black and white culottes and striped shirt
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Culottes are slowly but surely taking over all our closets. This time, though, they are more than just a casual outfit. Wear them to work with a formal shirt, or give them a trendy spin with a striped shirt for Sunday brunch. You can play around with your shoes, glasses, and hairstyle depending on where you are headed. For a more playful and fun look, you can simply untuck your shirt!

7. Checked Formal Dress

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Are you tired of spending all your money on stereotypical formal dresses? I feel you, girl. It’s time you shook things up with a checked dress! This two-tone minimalist dress can be worn for a casual outing or as office wear. Go with subtle smokey eye makeup, ankle strap heels, and a leather bag to do complete justice to this baby.

8. Polka Dots Formals

Polka dots are so passé, right? Wrong! I’m sure you haven’t done polka dots this way. So, jump back on the polka dot bandwagon again and try this look to slay the style game.

9. Vertical Stripes Jumpsuit

Vertical Stripes Jumpsuit
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I know what you’re thinking – this jumpsuit is just too in your face. After all, it’s got black and white vertical stripes all over it. But, you can totally sport it if you keep the other details mellow and let the jumpsuit do the talking. Wear your hair in a bun, throw on a crossbody bag, and dab some red lipstick to complete this fierce look. Add an oversized blazer or a bomber jacket to complete the look.

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Black and white stripes make for perfect outfit choices when you want to flaunt neon accessories. Eyewear, neckpieces, bracelets, bags, belts, or shoes in popping neon colors will do the trick.

10. Striped Palazzos

Black and white striped palazzos
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I cannot wait for summer to arrive and sport this outfit. Striped palazzos for comfort, a bralette for oomph, and a blazer for good measure. Just don’t forget to keep your shoes and sunglasses sporty!

11. Black Trousers And White Shirt

Black trousers and white shirt
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Give your black and white formal outfit an edgy touch. Pair some tapered formal pants with a sheer georgette shirt and finish off the look with a blazer of your choice. The embellished motorbike boots are the cherry on top of this outfit.

12. Winter Outfit

Black and white winter outfit
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Can you wear an all black and white outfit and layer it with black and white pieces? Hell yes! You can do it, and do it with panache. Pair your black woolen leggings with a striped dress or body-hugging top and knee-high boots, and throw on a sophisticated wrap. They were right when they said winter styling is super fun! You can mix up patterns and prints to add a fun element to the look.

13. White And Black Preppy Formals

White and black preppy formals
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Give your formal look a preppy touch with ankle-grazing trousers and a black or white blazer. Finish the look with a tan bag and leopard-print shoes to break the monotony!

14. White And Black High-Low Plaid Dress

White and Black HIgh-Low Plaid Dress
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Plaid can never look stale or outdated. We are glad that stylists continue to explore this print because we can never get enough of it. A high-low plaid dress with ankle boots, a high bun, a tote bag, and some brown lipstick is a great way to head out for a casual Sunday stroll. You can also add a good knee-high boot and a black bomber jacket for the colder months.

15. Plaid Skirt And Trench Coat Look

Black and white plaid skirt and trench coat
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Ace your winter look with this undeniably hot outfit and redefine the way trench coats are styled. Compose this outfit with a black and white figure-hugging skirt, a turtleneck T-shirt, ankle boots, and a black trench coat. If you want to break the white and black palette a bit, you can go for red ankle strap heels and a handbag.

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If you would like to try figure-hugging outfits, patterns look better on slimmer bodies. For fuller bodies, white or black will look more flattering.

16. Leather Skirt And Ruffle Top

Black leather skirt and white ruffle top
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When you look at these pieces separately, it’s a little hard to imagine wearing them together. But once you wear them together, there’s no going back. They create the quintessential “girl boss” outfit. Throw on some ankle-strap heels to finish off this outfit with panache.

17. White Dress And Black Faux Fur Jacket

White dress and black faux fur jacket
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Add a little heat to this warm to this warm, figure-hugging white dress and top it off with a faux fur jacket. The oversized fit of the coat lifts adds tons of oomph to this outfit. Go with black boots either ankle or over-the-knee boots to spruce up this look further.

18. Tweed Skirt And White Blouse

Black and white tweed skirt and white blouse
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A frayed checkered skirt with paired with a white shirt, a black blazer, and tan boots is a sexy way to bring all the classic colors together in a chic and fun way. Don’t let go of any opportunity that enables you to sport those timeless tan boots!

19. Snake Print Trousers And Black Blouse

Black and white snake print trousers and black blouse
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Add a little character to your outfit with these snake print trousers. Keep the top plain (either black or white) and let the pants do the talking. You can keep up the momentum with a pair of boots, or go with pumps or flats too.

20. Checkered Bodysuit And Baggy Trousers

Black and white checkered bodysuit and baggy trousers
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A checkered bodysuit is a statement piece that we all need in our wardrobes. Go for baggy trousers, cat-eye sunglasses, and red lipstick to up the sexy factor of this look. You can add a pair of heels with wrap-around straps for an elevated look.

Alyssa, a YouTube vlogger, shared her experience of styling a black jumpsuit in many different ways. She did a casual style with a white t-shirt over the jumpsuit and paired it with a baseball cap. She explained her idea of styling clothes in different ways, “If you’ve got a jumpsuit at home and you’re not quite sure how to style it or you’re only wearing it one way and you’re kind of not feeling like you’re in love with it anymore hopefully this gives you some ideas and it allows you to kind of fall back in love with that piece a little bit so that you get more wear out of it no matter what season (i).”

Infographic: Top 10 Styles To Experiment With Black And White Outfits

The combination of black and white is unmatched for professional and personal events. Working with these two colors in the grayscale is remarkably uncomplicated if you have the right clothing pieces. Check out the infographic below for the top 10 black and white outfit styles for ladies. It can help you to ditch your favorite color for a while to embrace the chic look.

top 10 styles to experiment with black and white outfits (infographic)

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Black and white outfits are anything but boring, as the outfit ideas shared in this article prove. The combination of black and white is sheer sophistication when done right. With outfit options like the black and white T-shirt dress that spells comfort without a compromise on style or a black and white striped suit that can improve your style quotient, there are numerous ways to pull off these two neutral colors together. For casual dressing, you can get inspired by chic outfits such as skinny black trousers with a white silk blouse and a black and white striped shirt paired with black culottes. You are bound to make a statement with this combination no matter what outfit idea you pick.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you wear a black shirt with white shorts?

Yes, you can pair a black shirt with white shorts for a casual and versatile look. You can wear a pair of white sneakers to round off your casual-chic look.

How do you wear a black and white jacket?

You can pair your black and white jacket with black jeans and a white turtleneck for a casual look. If you want something more elegant, you can pair it with a black and white striped dress and small jewelry to complete your look.

What colors go with black and white?

Black and white is a classic color combination. You can add red, aqua, yellow, pink, turquoise or green to add a pop of color to your outfit.

What color goes best with the white jacket?

You can use colors like yellow, cream, black, gray, brown, or blue to pair with your white jacket.

Key Takeaways

  • The classic combination of black and white is not simply a monotonous pairing but is perfect for any style.
  • It lets you create looks tailored to your mood and taste without boundaries.
  • This combination is sure to inspire you with plenty of outfit ideas, whether it’s a vertical striped outfit, a preppy tweed, or a checkered outfit.
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