Mum-of-two Jessica Alba was recently spotted in a gorgeous Chanel two-toned dress, and although I don’t normally centre blog posts on one particular outfit I couldn’t resist. I have been invited to a black and white themed party in the next few weeks – so again, it’s fitting to do a blog post based upon the two-toned effect.
Often it’s quite hard to get a ‘black and white’ outfit right, as you don’t want to look like your dressed for the office, nor do you want to look plain and boring. So, I’ve come up with a few outfit inspirations centred around Jessica’s look, as it is both feminine and smart.
This is probably the smartest of the three, but I still love the two-toned accessories and bold red lipstick. The zebra ring gives it a quirky edge and the glitter nail polish adds to the effect. I really love this style of dress from Topshop, as they are much more flattering than you initially think and they can be dressed up or down – to party or for work. I love leather dresses at the moment, I’m not quite sure what the attraction is – but I think they look amazing. However, it’s very hard to find a leather dress that isn’t a bodycon so I’m really pleased to have found this Goldie dress hiding on the last page on Topshop. The dark plum lipstick gives the outfit a slightly gothic edge, but the AMAZING feathered shoes give it a dressed up, party feel. With regards to the nails, I haven’t ever tried the Crackle Nails effect yet, but I think a black and white crackle effect would look great with this style of outfit!I love the dalmation style of this dress, I think it’s quite feminine but it can be dressed up or worn throughout the day. I was planning to team the dress with a pair of black Mary Janes, but I think it would look great with these two-tone platforms as well. The nude nails give the outfit a much more toned down feel, and the clutch purse is really pretty and girlie!
What’s your favourite look? Have you ever gone to a black and white party – what did you wear? Let me know!