Style Bee - Look 06

Look 06 – Black + White

02.11.15

Style Bee - Look 06

You guys, I just need to put this out there. I’M SO FREAKING OVER WINTER! I tried to keep my composure for as long as possible but I’m past the point of no return. I. NEED. SPRING! Anyway, I just had to get that out of my system. Now onto the post!

After wearing skinny jeans pretty much all year so far I thought I’d better switch it up and throw a skirt in the mix. I let go of a lot of skirts in a closet purge last fall but this one hung on. It was a keeper for a few reasons, most of all it’s versatility and fit. It goes with everything, has a high waist and hits just above the knee for a chic pencil shape without being constricting. It’s also made of this amazing fabric that’s super stretchy but holds it’s shape. I decided to pair it with a favourite shirt/sweater combo for a look that’s great for work or a low-key dinner and just about anything in between.

I once read a quote by Angeline Jolie that went something like, ‘I only wear black and white. That way I know everything in my closet will match.’ At the time I thought that was boring, especially for someone with untold wardrobe possibilities. But the further I embark on this closet mission the more I see the practicality of a lean colour palette. It’s ridiculously convenient to grab any top and any bottoms knowing they’ll make a decent outfit. Angie, you genius!

Well friends, that disjointed nonsense is about the best I could come up with at the moment so I’ll wish you a happy humpday! Even if winter won’t end we know the week will!

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Sweater Zara (similarsimilar, similar) || Button Down Madewell (Size XS) || Pencil Skirt Revolve on sale (size S) || Tights Uniqlo || Boots Rag & Bone (Size 7 TTS) || Bag Millay Vintage || Glasses Warby Parker || Nails Essie Merino Cool

For size reference I’m 5’7” and 120 lbs

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  1. Rita says:

    While I do like many black and white outfits – such as yours in this post – I personally and not a big fan of either colours on myself (white just doesn’t look good on me, black is too culturally connected with mourning where I come from). But I totally agree that having a consistent colour scheme is very important in order to have a functional wardrobe. I do feel that which colours to pick should be part of exploring your own style.

    • Hi Rita, I’m so glad you brought up the aspect of cultural connotations with certain colours. It’s not something I had thought about much previously. I used to feel the same way about white on me and sometimes I feel like it doesn’t necessarily do me any favours but I wear it anyway. It has such a light, elegance to it that I can’t help myself. Exploring colour and understanding what you’re drawn to is a huge part of personal style and so much fun! xo

  2. Jodie says:

    Love this outfit Lee! I was thinking of wearing something similar for valentines day…. Or maybe black jeans with a blouse, lol. Anyways, winter will be over soon enough. Take care and stay warm gorgeous ❤️