Trendspotting: B&W Stripes

If there’s one print or pattern that you have to have this season, black and white stripes are your best bet. Don’t you think it’s such a breath of fresh air to see high contrast monochromes for spring-summer? I sure do!

Black and white stripes this season come in so many different styles, widths (thin, thick) and orientations (vertical, horizontal, diagonal), but my favorite kind would have to be these bold statement stripes that fall right in line (pun intended) with my personal style.

I love how this trend was able to encompass not just casual wear but also dressier items, as seen on celebrities who even wore them to certain red carpet events!

Apartment 8 dress / Forever 21 heels

This mixed stripes dress is absolute perfection! It’s not out on Apartment 8 yet but I can see it being the next big item!

Apartment 8 top and skirt / Bayo bag / FashionCookie ShoeAvenue heels / Mango bracelet / Time Depot Baby-G watch

If you’re not a fan of one pieces, there are also black and white striped bottoms available for you to pair with other items in your closet. For this one, I decided to play it safe with a simple white top, but if you’re feeling adventurous, you can pair it with another black and white print ala Marc by Marc Jacobs!