This season black and white is no longer a basic you reserve for a casual look; it’s a statement. From stripes, to blocks, or solid pieces, this color duo can be found on the runways of Pre-Fall 2013 Marc Jacobs and Oscar de la Renta to the high streets of London and New York City. Fashion forward celebrities like Victoria Beckham and Rachel Zoe have been spotted rocking this look and have set examples of how we can all wear this trend and we’re super thankful. This classic combo is the easiest of trends to wear and will be here to stay not only for the summer but also this upcoming fall and we couldn’t be more excited.

Try The Look

Stripes are big this season so if you have a stripped black and white shirt (we all have a nautical shirt stashed in our closet); pair it up with some black trousers or black leather pants. You can opt for black shoes whether it is heels or flats. The whole idea is stay within the black and white realm even if it seems like it’s too much. If your neckline begs for some attention, wear a bib necklace in (yes, you guessed it) black or white. You’re makeup should be natural with highlighted brow bones and natural lips. You’ll glow with your own natural beauty. If you absolutely need some color, stick to red lipstick and some contouring. In terms of hair, sleek is the way to go. This look is ultra chic and your hair should match your style but don’t worry, if you don’t want to straighten or blowout your hair, you can also choose loose locks or beach waves since summer is almost here.

Although black and white is the it color combo for monochrome, we’ve spotted this trend in a variety of colors. If you’re not a fan of black and white, try other colors like beige or pastel peach . They’re less loud in terms of color and you can choose to use different hues of it within the same look.