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Accessorizing black and white - How to do it right

Black and white – the universal classic. You can dress it up, you can dress it down. Its versatility is undeniably the chicest. You can wear the color combination through almost anything no matter the season or style. Colour-block in the two shades from head-to-toe or coordinate it with some colour in separates or a one-piece. No matter how you wear it, here are some tips to accessorize it right.

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Shades of black, white, and grey

If bold is your look for the day, keep it monochrome. High impact accessories against a contrast color of black or white will toughen up your look. A material play can make all the difference in terms of adding some interest, perfect for when you want to power dress.

If you’re wearing stripes or patterns in your suit, keep the jewellery one-dimensional for a sleek appeal, but for a solid black and white dress, style it with multi-dimensional earrings for a sharp punch.

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Pop of color

Round out your monochromes with some colour when you’re feeling preppy. Confused about what colours to wear? Considering there isn’t a colour that will not work with this combo, take cues from the work occasion.

Bring out the reds if you are looking at going for a post work dinner, pastels if you want to keep it extremely formal for meetings and conferences, bright greens and blues if you are leaning on casual. The more the contrast, the stronger the look, so choose wise.

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Hint of shine

Go metallic. An elegant touch of gold to black and white is a winner hands down! If you’re wearing a high neck, a layered chain will take the look from plain to ultimate sophistication. But if dressed up is the way you’re going, a statement piece solely in metal will hit the nail on stylish and edgy. However, if you want to tone it down, stick to rose gold or a combination of gold, pearls, and diamonds.