On Trend: Black and White

If there is one trend dominating store racks this season, it is the graphic black and white trend.

The Op Art-inspired looks first came down Marc Jacobs’ spring runway with black and white jailbird stripes and dizzying swirls. The designer was obviously have a love-in moment with the mod era because his collection for Louis Vuitton, also, was an eye-popper with checkerboard patterns in black and white.

This summer, the bold duo combo is vying to cover you from head to toe – from sunhats to pointy toe flats.

But this high-contrast look is pleasing to the eye when the starkness is tempered. It’s best to pick one graphic piece and pair it with solid white or black piece.

And keep in mind – while these Op Art patterns might seem retro and mod, black and white is a classic.

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The-Lila-Dress,$385, Judith & Charles at-Bayview Village

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Forever 21, Zigzag Chiffon Pants, 19.80

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Sun Hat, $48, Ann Taylor, anntaylor.com

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The Dizzy Dress, $395, Judith & Charles at Bayview Village

Joe Fresh, $69
Joe Fresh, $69

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Polka Dot Clutch, $40, Aldo

Checkered Bag, $70, Aldo
Checkered Bag, $70, Aldo

 

Zara, 79.90
Zara, 79.90

Plaid Bodycon Dress, 22.80, Forever 21
Plaid Bodycon Dress, 22.80, Forever 21

 

Striped Sneaker, $59.90, Zara
Striped Sneaker, $59.90, Zara

Stripe Patent Foldover Clutch,$49, Le Chateau
Stripe Patent Foldover Clutch,$49, Le Chateau

$99, Zara
$99, Zara

$59.90, Jacob
$59.90, Jacob

$1195 Michael Kors
$1195 Michael Kors