One of the biggest color trends of this season are black and white (separately), but put them together and it creates a classic color combination. A usual suspect on the red carpet and the streets, this fail-proof combo can sometimes take a boring turn. Let these ladies inspire you a chic way to wear the monochrome trend.
1. White Sweater+ Black Leather Shorts + Black Jacket + Black Accessories
2. Black Top + White Jacket + White Jeans + Black Ankle Heels
3. White Formal Top + Black Slit Skirt + Black Pumps +Black Clutch
4. White A-line Dress + Black Blazer + Black Bag + Black Boots
5. White Tank Top +White Jeans + Black Blazer + Black Slip-Ons + Black Shoulder Bag
6. White Top + White Jacket + White Skirt + Black Lace-Ups
7. White Tee + Black Leather Sweatpants + White Pumps
8. White Crisp Top + Black Mini Skirt + White Platform Heels
9. White Turtleneck Sweater + White Knee-Length Skirt + Black Bag +Black Pumps
10. White Crop Top + Black Pinstriped Skirt + Black Ankle Heels
11. Black Peplum Top + White Pleated Skirt +Black and White Slip-Ons
12. White Fuzzy Sweater + Black Mini Origami Skirt + Black Ankle Boots
13. Black Furry Top + White Midi Skirt + White Sandals + Black Bag
14. Black Blazer + Black High-Waisted Shorts + Black Clutch + Black and White Heels
15. Little Black Dress + Black and White Blazer + Black Booties
16. White Crisp Top + Black Tailored Pants
17. White Top + Black Blazer + Black Pants + White Brogues
18. Black Tank Top + White Blazer + White Pants + Black Heels
19. White Jumpsuit + Black Blazer + Black Pumps
20. White Button Down + White Pencil Skirt + Black Lace-Ups + Zebra Printed Clutch
We’re nuts for nuts. Is there a more versatile and inexpensive DIY component than a hex nut from the hardware store? You can imagine our excitement when we first discovered Philip Crangi’s Giles & Brother Hex Collection. Honestly, nuts braided into jewelry is WTF genius! With a few items that we always seem to have lying around, we tackled the technique and made our own spine-like braided hex nut wrap bracelet.
3 strands of cotton butcher’s twine cut into one yard pieces
18 small brass hex nuts
a bit of dexterity!
Gather the 3 strands of twine and tie a knot at the top, leaving about 2 inches of slack. Start braiding. At about an inch of the way down, you’ll begin braiding in the nuts. Before you braid the far left strand over the middle strand, thread on a nut, push it against the base of the braid, and crossover. Depending on the thickness of the twine, you can wrap tape around the bottom tips to prevent the twine from fraying. (Click images to enlarge)
Keep your thumb at the base of the braid, holding the nut in its place. Before you braid the far right strand over the middle, thread on another nut, push it against the base of the braid and crossover. Again, hold your thumb tightly against the base of the braid, keeping the nuts in place. Thread another nut onto the far left piece and crossover.
Repeat the steps, by threading the rest of the nuts to the outer pieces of twine before they are crossed over. Thread, cross, thread, cross. Finish the bracelet with another inch of braided twine and a knot.
The bracelet should wrap around your wrist at least two or three times. Trim it to your liking.