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Gothic of Black And White Trends

Fashion-Files-Gothic-Black-and-White-Trends-Pinterest-LiWBFI love color and have had tons of fun experimenting with vibrant, bright hues in my fashion posts over the past few months. However, there comes a time when a girl has to return to her comfort zone for a while. You know what I’m talking about, right? That place where she feels totally and completely in love with both herself and her surroundings. And yes, there exists such a place in fashion.

Well, I’m here to tell you that I most certainly have returned home for this photo shoot. As you all know from following me (as I adapt more and more to this lifestyle of fashion blogger) that I adore black. In fact, I dedicated an entire post to explaining why black is my happy color. Yet I have another love, a combination of two colors that also sets my fashionista heart a fluttering… The love of black and white.

In my humble opinion, there’s nothing more strikingly compatible or more suited to balance the chi of an outfit than the existence of light and dark in the attire. It’s a classic beauty that reminds me of old Hollywood. Add a shot of gorgeous red lips and guess what you have? The unforgettable woman…aka superfly!

Last year, we published a series of posts on LiWBF called the Gothic of White. How can white be considered Gothic? Everybody knows only darkness is associated with that term. What drugs is she taking? LoL I promise that if you read the articles I’ve written then you’ll most certainly understand why the beauty of white strikes a memorable chord in its beholder just as strongly as the shadowy intrigue of black. What happens when you put two equally compelling hues together? Well, you have the unstoppable force of an outfit.


Shop the Look:

  1. Striped Body Con Mini Skirt Charlotte Russe $10.99
  2. Bib Neck Cold Shoulder Tank Charlotte Russe (Similar – Some stores carry my shirt exclusively) $19.99
  3. BooHoo Tilly Shopper Day Bag $35 (Similar)
  4. Qupid Caged Out Lace Up Heels (Shoe I bought yesterday after completing this shoot. Works better) $17.99
  5. Oscar De la Renta Oversized Square Cut Sunglasses $65.99

While the pattern mixing showcased in this outfit isn’t exactly for the faint of heart, I’ll be the first to say that black and white outfits tend to stand out in memory more so than others. At least, that’s how it works for me. Just think about the last time you noticed a great black and white outfit showcased on one of your favorite fashion blogs. I bet it wasn’t too hard of a task, right? And yes, all fashionistas experiment with this classic color combination at some point.

For this segment of the Fashion Files, I chose to dive into three trends… Brave, I know. Do you know what they are? Here’s a hint… Stripes, body con, pattern mixing, and cold shoulders. Wait, that was four things! Yes, but I didn’t want to shock you into thinking of me as a fashion victim before I listed them. 😃

Again… this look isn’t for the faint of heart. Pattern mixing is tricky, yet I feel that mixing black and white patterns is a bit easier to master than other colors. Just make sure the intensity of the whites match up and you’re good. I received a ton of compliments on this look from Charlotte Russe (my 2016 obsession along with Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters). With an outfit this busy, you’ll need to keep the accessories to a minimum. I went with a pair of vintage black heels by Predictions and gorgeous black jewelry by Sophia & Kate that I found at Burlington Coat Factory. The red lipstick is called Monroe Red by Milani. The bag is a fav of mine by Reflections that shows up in many photos. And that’s because it’s large enough to hold all my oversized goodies… Note 4(aka phablet) iPad Mini, handbag wallet, Bloom perfume from Charlotte Russe, of course… The list goes on. Shoulder problems are somewhere in my future, I’m sure. LoL I’ve included a similar bag that holds just as much stuff by a reputable brand. So, no worries.

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What do you think of the trends shown in this week’s Fashion Files?

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31 Comments on The Fashion Files Gothic of Black And White Trends

  1. You are just so beautiful! You slayed this stripes/bodycon/ pattern mixing/ cold shoulders look. I love black and white combos too even though I often wear color outfits .

    • Thank you so much Diana. Your comments and support mean the world to me and I am so glad we’ve become bliggerly friends.


  2. What a beautiful top! Love the style and the mix of prints 🙂 Perfect for warmer weather.

    And I agree, black and white is a classic colour combination 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  3. I’m not a big fan of pairing black and white together but I do love it when it’s in print form. Seriously loving the fusion and mix of prints in your look. So gorgeous!


    • Hi Sonia… It means a lot to me to hear that I was able to impress you given you’re not a big fan of black and white. LoL Have a great day lovely.


  4. Beautiful combination! This top is so lovely and you look gorgeous!


  5. I was so blown away when I saw this outfit on insta..and it is great to see more of it.
    Fantastic print mixing…and pairing an off shoulder blouse with a skirt is a very feminine and chic choice.

    you look utterly gorgeous!!!!

  6. I love that mix of prints Kasonndra! And your off the shoulder top is gorgeous! Very on point Dear!;)

  7. Gorgeous outfit! Black and white suits you so well and I love the pattern mixing. Looks perfect together!
    Christina ♥

  8. shelbeeontheedge1 // May 30, 2016 at 7:02 pm // Reply

    You are right…pattern mixing with black and white always look good! I really like this outfit.


  9. Beautiful look! I love it! 🙂

  10. Lovely skirt 😉
    Mónica Sors

  11. The top is so lovely. You look amazing!

  12. Such a wonderful and well balanced look my dear! You look so chic and gorgeous, and I love that pattern mix and vibrance you created with your look! Fabulous!
    Nice to meet you and have a great day!
    Kisses from Mykonos!!

  13. That blouse is so pretty! I like how you mixed pattern with stripes, pulling it off so well!


  14. I adore this look and your mix of prints! Black and white is always a good idea. 🙂

  15. This is such a fun and stylish monochrome outfit! You look great and love how you managed to pull all 4 trends together!


  16. Such a chic one, love the matching of the patterns, works perfectly! Xx

  17. KaSonndra, you look so beautiful! I love this dress on you! On a different note, I AM SO HAPPY that you continue to blog! You are doing so well! Much love!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  18. I can see how this look is gothic inspired. Gothic done with a modern twist! You look amazing babe!

  19. nice print on print combo!

    Have a great day!
    Animated Confessions

  20. Your looks amazing.

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