When it comes to our fashion choices we are have our own tastes and styles. But so often we find inspiration everywhere, from perusing Pinterest (one of my favorite pastimes) to being inspired by looks on our favorite entertainers. This first edition of Fashion Friday is about Classic Black and White styles that are timeless and inspired by some favorite looks I’ve seen and have recreated- and affordably.
This first look is inspired by this one I found on Pinterest that is a classic as it gets- a Polka dot blouse, skinny jeans, and pumps. Red jeans or pants are a bold choice and very cute, but another color jean is just as pretty. For my look I went with a black jean and a pop of color in my heels as opposed to my jeans.
The entire look includes:
LC Lauren Conrad Polka Dot Blouse from Kohls
Jessica Simpson Kiss Me Black Wash Super-Skinny Jeans from Macy’s $59.90
Merona™ Women’s Favorite Tank from Target $9.00
Kelly & Katie Caris Mary Jane Pump from DSW
The Blouse and Pumps are no longer available but here are some similar styles:
Original Fit Polka Dot Portofino Shirt $59.90
Kelly & Katie Delany Patent Platform Pump $29.95
Kelly & Katie Helena Pump $29.94
The outfit above was also inspired by this chic look below by Jennifer Morrison by simply adding a faux leather jacket.
This jacket was a steal! I found it at Forever 21 for $20. It is no longer available, but check back periodically. It’s a classic style and more moto jackets will no doubt be available again.Meanwhile, I found some similar styles. If you can afford a real lather jacket I say go for it. But faux leather ones can be just as nice and a fraction of the price. Mine is super soft and obviously very affordable. Here are some more Black Faux Leather Jacket Similar Styles:
Levi’s® Paper Pu Assym. Moto $69
Women’s Faux Leather Moto Jacket – Black – Xhilaration $27.98
Women’s Minimal Moto – Who What Wear ™ $44.99
JASLENE FAUX LEATHER BIKER JACKET £30.00
Classic leather-look jacket by Ellos® (Plus Size) $69.99-79.99
Women’s Plus Size Minimal Moto Jacket – Who What Wear™ $49.99
Another classic black and white look that is inspired by the fair JMo is this one:
Normally I would post the pic to compare, but I do not want to post paparazzi pics on my site. I saw this look online and you can find it if you wish to see it, but it won’t be shown here. But I can proudly say that my look is pretty close to hers. This is the same jacket from Forever 21, a black and white knit polka dot Xhileration dress from Target, Tall Black Aerosoles Boots and, blacks tights from Target. For a fun add of flair I am also wearing my Captain Hook replica necklace.
Mine was a gift which I believe was purchased from It’s Posh (aka Mr. Gold’s) in Vancouver. But you can find one just like it on Etsy: Captain Hook Pirate Necklace Once Upon A Time $15.73
Lastly, what is more timeless than the Chanel Black Quilted Flap Back. I must admire that seeing Jennifer’s love for hers recently inspired me to finally look for one myself. It truly is a beautiful purse, and this chic bag never goes out of style.
The real thing is sadly out of my reach as a Chanel purse can be upwards of $6000!! I know most of us can hardly afford to splurge, but that does not mean you cannot find a similar style that is pretty and much more affordable. Here is my fabulous find!
This purse that is ” Channeling chic sophistication” is the Women’s Quilted Crossbody Handbag with Turn Lock Closure and Chain Strap – Merona™ from Target for $29.99.
Here are some other similar styles:
Quilted Chain Strap Shoulder Bag $49.90
Urban Expressions Sheena Crossbody Bag $29.95 (Available in Black)
So what are your favorite classic black and white looks? Who inspires your style? Are they any looks you all would like me to replicate? Sound off in the comments and let me know what you think of this first edition of Fashion Friday!!