As much as I love color, black and white is a huge part of my wardrobe. If you look in my closet, half of it is made up of black, white, or black and white. It’s a classic combination, universally complimentary to hair color and skin tone, and my favorite part is that it’s fun to mix and match together, as well as with interesting and colorful accessories. 
Today I’ve teamed up with ShopStyle to Share some of my favorite black and white pieces, and how I style them! ShopStyle is an awesome site that allows you to do custom searches for clothing, and refine your search based on brands, price, style, etc. It makes finding the perfect item a total cinch! 

I chose pieces with different textures (like metallic and faux leather), patterns (like polka dots and stripes), and then played with pattern mixing, pops of color, sparkly and strappy heels, and mixing metallics. Together, they make looks that are a modern and playful take on classic!

What is your most worn color combination?

photo by Abinante Photography
polka dot top: similar
jeans: old navy
heels: c/o sole society
bracelets: c/o inpink & hello fab

top left: 
sweater: similar
collar: similar
bracelet: old, similar

buckle wedges: similar, similar

bottom left: 
sweater: c/o lulu*s
gold sequin clutch: similar (on sale!)
pom pom hat: similar

top right: 
leather skirt: similar, similar
tights: c/o we love colors
heels: DIY (tutorial

bottom right: 
dress: old navy
jacket: similar, similar
belt: similar
bracelet: similar
Also, check out this cute video from Miranda Kerr and ShopStyle!

this post was sponsored by ShopStyle. thank you for supporting the companies that support this blog. 


  1. Sarah says:

    I love black and white too but I'm always drawn to more grey, brown, and tan neutrals. A black and white stripe looks good on anyone though!

  2. Elle says:

    I'm in love with all of your picks!


  3. KP says:

    You look amazing in these photos. Great Picks!

    xoxo, KP
    Eleventh & Sixteenth

  4. Katie G. says:

    I love wearing black and white with a pop of color! You put some great looks together! My favorite is the plaid jacket with the striped dress. 🙂

  5. SUPER cute! I love all of these pictures from my favorite bloggers!


  6. Hey Merrick! I believe we sat next to one another at Garance Dore's speech at Alt… I'm so excited to be checking out your blog! I actually did one of the Shopstyle posts too (seen here: http://goodlifeforless.blogspot.com/2014/01/we-search-we-find-we-shopstyle.html) and I just read your post on tips for tripod photography and LOVED it. I am not daring enough to do it (yet!) but I too struggle with a husband that works during all the daylight hours and could really gain a lot by shooting my own images. Definitely something to think about! It was fun meeting you and I look forward to reading your blog!

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