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5 Ways to Accessorize a Black and White Dress

March 13, 2017

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I don’t know about you, but I think there is nothing chicer than wearing a black and white dress. The combination is both classic and bold and can be worn for any special event on your calendar. Alone the combination can sometimes be a little bit on the boring side, so I wanted to give y’all 5 ways to spice up your black and white dress and reinvent this year-round staple!

  1. Bold Shoes– One of my favorite ways to add some color and dimension to a black and white outfit is to add a pair of bold colored shoes. When I was younger I really enjoyed wearing bright red pumps with my black and white (and this will always be a winner in my book) but as I have gotten older I have tried to venture out with different colors such as yellow, orange, cobalt, hot pink and bright kelly green (or my new favorite, neon fuchsia, like you see in these photos)
  2. A Statement necklace: I have found that a big statement necklace almost always goes with a black and white ensemble. There are times where I have purchased a really great necklace or pair of earrings and have no idea what to wear it with. I can almost always wear it with just black, but a black and white pattern can help take that look up a notch.
  3. A bright handbag: One of the simplest ways to jazz up a black and white dress?is with a brightly colored handbag. The bag can match your brightly colored shoes or can be a complimentary color (or my favorite, a jewel tone). You can pair the handbag a matching shoe color or even just a single pop of color from the handbag also looks really nice.
  4. Stay monochromatic: Maybe brightly colored accessories or bold pops of color are just not your thing. If this the case, you can always just stay monochromatic. Keep your accessories white, black or grey for a classic, polished look.
  5. Play with patterns: ?If you choose to stay monochromatic with your black and white, add a different pattern to your outfit. For example, add a leopard, snakeskin, polka dot or striped accessory like a scarf, handbag, piece of jewelry or even a pair of sunglasses to really make your outfit stand out.

Hopefully you already have a fabulous black and white dress in your closet that you are planning to wear to your next upcoming event (and if you don’t this one is on sale for 50% off today ENDS TONIGHT!) and that this post inspires you try something new.?There is no simple answer to how to accessorize a black and white dress ?and that is the beauty of it! Get creative and let your outfit shine to match your personality!





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  • Reply Sincerely, Jennie March 14, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    That is the cutest dress! I love it with the pops of color.

    • Reply sarah March 14, 2017 at 4:08 pm

      Thank you Jennie! Xo

  • Reply Jessica March 14, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    That is a great dress. It looks awesome paired with purple.

    • Reply sarah March 14, 2017 at 4:19 pm

      Thank you Jessica! Xo

  • Reply Laura @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels March 14, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    I LOVE this pretty dress! Those pretty pops of color look SO good!

  • Reply Ruth March 14, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Okay those heels are amazing! That purple is such a bright pop of color! Love the way it goes with that necklace as well!

    • Reply sarah March 14, 2017 at 5:48 pm

      Thanks Ruth! I’ll have to check your blog out later today!

  • Reply Ada March 14, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    I love how you accessorized that gorgeous sheath, Sarah. I own almost identical pumps and love them. Choosing a turquoise necklace and purple pumps was a great idea because they both pop!

    I welcome you to stop by my blog too. On Thursdays I host a linkup – come share your pretty style with me and my readers. =)

    Thanks, Ada.

    • Reply sarah March 15, 2017 at 12:06 am

      Thanks Ada! I will def check out your blog and linkup too!

  • Reply jacqui March 14, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Perfect, love the bright colours especially your gorgeous shoes! Nice to ‘meet’ you. Jacqui

    • Reply sarah March 15, 2017 at 12:06 am

      Thank you Jacqui!

  • Reply delhi85 March 15, 2017 at 8:28 am

    that dress is everything! You look gorgeous as always ??

    • Reply sarah March 17, 2017 at 1:34 am

      Thanks sweetie! Hope you are doing well! xo

  • Reply Sincerely, Jennie - Dinner Near the Flatiron Building in NYC May 12, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    […] your LBD two days in a row but switch up the look with Sarah’s suggestions for how to accessorize […]

  • Reply Lauren | Love Lola May 24, 2017 at 2:01 am

    I love this color combo!

  • Reply Grace | Graceful Rags May 31, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    I love this look! I too am obsessed with black and white dresses…I have to tell myself not to buy anymore when I go shopping because I have so many! But they do go with everything and the possibilities of how to wear them are endless. Also, your blog is so cute! I love all of the color everywhere 🙂 Have a great Wednesday!

    Miles of smiles,

  • Reply Katherine July 17, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    I love your pops of color!! Such a cute dress too!

    Katherine |

  • Reply Shauna July 18, 2017 at 3:22 am

    Those pumps are so cute! Perfect for this dress!


  • Reply Lauren July 22, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    What an outfit- inspiring!

  • Reply Nicole July 23, 2017 at 8:04 am

    What a great sheath dress! You look stunning. I love the turquoise accessory with the black and white. So cool! Thanks for linking up to the Top of the World Style linkup party.

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