I love black and white for day or night in the late Spring and early Summer.  When I wear a black and white outfit I instantly feel chic.  Here are my picks for a terrific black and white outfit for day or night!

Day to Night
 Image Courtesy of Chicismo

 As soon as I laid eyes on this image from Chicismo, I knew I had to blog about it.  I just loved the artistry of it; The stripes in the model’s top seem to correspond to the arched bridge behind her.  I love the way the pleated Skater Skirt flares out and creates a balance for the top.  The clutch is the perfect accessory — the rounded rectangular shape not only mimics the curve of the short walls supporting the bridge, but pulls in the silvery gray of the pavement.  Finally, the chunky gold chain and the nude pumps add a very neutral hint of color.  Here are some items that I think would recreate the fantastic outfit above.

Black and White Short Sleeve Peplum Top

similar from Banana Republic

Skater Skirt

similar  from Topshop.com

I love this Skater Skirt and would love to be able to feel that, at 50 years old, I could wear it, but I’m not sure how appropriate that would look, despite the fact that people often say that I don’t look 50 (well 50+1 this year). So along with this one, I chose these possible alternative skirts in different lengths and styles.  You could wear the top tucked in our out, depending on the length of the skirt.

Alternative Skirt Lengths: Full Midi from DorothyPerkins.com, Flowy Skirt  and Pencil skirt from AnnTaylor.com

Cropped Pants

similar from Nordstrom.com

similar from Bloomingdales.com

Silver Clutch

similar from Bluefly.com

Nude Pumps

similar from net-a-porter.com

similar from Zappos.com

similar from Zappos.com

Necklace

Toggle Heart Tag Necklace from BlueNile.com (Regular Size Link and Petite Size Link)

What do you think?  Would you wear this outfit or a variation thereof?

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