The black and white trend is one of my recent favorites. It’s so classic and simple, while still being bold, and since everyone has black and white items in their closet it’s a trend that’s easy to try. Today I’m teaming up with Lulu*s to show you five fun and easy black and white outfits that will keep you on trend all summer long. 

top: c/o sheinside // jeans: c/o lulu*s // heels: c/o lulu*s // watch: michael kors // bracelet: c/o hello fab

Boyfriend jeans and a strappy heel is one of my favorite looks. Add a polka dot blouse and a little arm candy, and you have an outfit perfect for dinner, a date, or just a nice-casual weekend. 

striped tee: forever 21 // leather top: c/o lulu*s // jeans: american eagle // flats: forever 21 // necklace: c/o style lately

Discovering how much I like wearing a half sleeve tee under a tank has opened up all sorts of new possibilities in my closet. This faux-leather tank adds a little unexpected edge to an outfit, especially when paired with a spiked gold necklace.

top: c/o lulu*s // skirt: old navy // wedges: old navy (in-store only!) // earrings: gift 

A white collared blouse is one of those staples that every style book says you neeeed in your closet. I didn’t have one until now (it seems like those books are often geared more toward a professional woman anyway with business suits and the like), but this one with a boxy shape and zipper pockets makes it less “business” and more unique and interesting while still being a closet staple. I love it paired with my stretchy striped pencil skirt and wedges.

dress: c/o lulu*s // belt: c/o wallis // sandals: target // earrings: c/o persunmall

The little black dress can be worn so many ways, but is more often dressed up than dress down. Because this one is a nice stretchy knit, it’s easy to make it more casual, so I dressed it down with sandals, a wide belt, a ponytail, and fun black and white earrings. 

dress: c/o lulu*s // peplum: c/o choies // belt: from another dress // heels: c/o lulu*s // earrings: gift
I think this is my favorite of the five outfits. Throwing a solid colored peplum over a solid color dress is so easy, but completely changes the feel of the simple black dress. Add a belt, some heels, and a smokey eye to complete the look and you have an outfit perfect for any dressy event!
Hop on over to Lulu*s and check out all their fabulous summer finds, and happy remixing!


  1. Oh, the black dress is definitely my favorite! All of these looks are really wonderful; black and white never go out of style 🙂


  2. Kimberly says:

    I love all these options – such great ideas here! I think the first one is my favorite – simple & chic 🙂

  3. Rebecca says:

    Gorgeous! I love all these outfits, especially the second one. I wouldn't know how to style a faux leather tank, but I love you did it!

  4. Wow, those are all stunning ensembles! I'm in love with the last two. Really beautiful, Merrick!

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  5. Ash says:

    Love them all… And your hair, my dear, is looking gorgeous!

  6. Keira T says:

    I love all of these outfits especially the last two. I always enjoy your outfits and especially the sewing tutorials that you post. Great blog!

  7. Madeline says:

    That black dress is gorgeous, you look beautiful ! Also love the striped skirt with the blouse. All great outfits !

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  8. Brooke says:

    I pretty much need to recreate your last outfit! Love it!

  9. says:

    Love all of these! So cute!

  10. Monica says:

    Black and white is one of my favorite trends right now! My favorite outfit you made, is the last one. It's like a modern Audrey Hepburn, and I'd wear it in a heart beat.


  11. so cute! I just did an all white fashion series with LuLu's as well! But it was definitely more black and white than just white 🙂 love your looks!

  12. Laura says:

    Love your outfits, they are a mix of casual, fun, and work. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Kristina says:

    The last look is my favorite too, but I also love that first polka dotted blouse!

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  14. Kori says:

    Cute, cute, cute!! I adore your ponytail!! So summery chic!

  15. LOVE lulu's! If I had the money I would own everything they sell!

    xox Megan

  16. Oh, I love all your stylings, so hard to pick a favourite… can't decide between your stunning LBD and the gorgeous striped skirt&white shirt look!

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  17. Bonnie says:

    Is there anything that doesn't look stunning on you?

  18. Tabet says:

    sweet pictures and great outfits! 🙂

  19. Merrick! This is fabulous! You've got me itching to recreate each one! Thanks for the endless inspiration!!


  20. All of them are fabulous. You look amazing.

  21. I love all of the outfits! Great styling!!


  22. Emilie says:

    I love that first look best, how cute you are !

  23. I'm loving the black and white trend for summer! I never really embraced it before but now I'm loving it! I also like adding a pop of color with the accessories. I think it adds so much interest to the outfit!

    Exploring My Style

  24. chalayn says:

    You look so pretty in all of these outfits (and so skinny!). And I'm with you – I LOVE black and white together. I always feel good when I have a great b&w outfit on.


    By the way, I have a sunglasses/eyeglasses giveaway going on now in case you're interested. 🙂

  25. Sarah S. says:

    So this morning I was standing in front of my jam packed closet thinking "I have nothing to wear", which is obviously not true and wished YOU could come to my closet… pick my most mixable items…. show me how you would wear them… and I would live happily ever after (for a while anyway). You seriously come up with the CUTEST looks, I love it.

  26. Becky says:

    I'd love to know what size Peplum shirt you have on?? There is an option for a small or medium and I can't figure out what to get. But I am in love with how you always style this I must have one!!

  27. I like the first set and the third set!
    they are suitable for me I think!
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