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Black and white are back at the top of spring style

Updated: 2013-03-30T23:57:35Z


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Black and white are back at the top of spring style.

Trendy colors come and go, but none stand the test of time quite like black and white. Think Audrey Hepburn, old photography and, ahem, newsprint.

Midnight black and stark white were staples on spring runways from designers such as Michael Kors, Alexander Wang and, of course, Chanel. The sleek, mod looks were a mix of easy-to-wear separates and graphic prints that helped the opposite tones attract. Not wasting any time, celebrities such as Nicole Richie and Marion Cotillard have already been snapped wearing the look.

The combo of black and white creates a classic, polished palate that’s easy to achieve and accessorize, said Leslie Goldhahn, co-owner of Miriam Garvey in Fairway. Goldhahn recommends investing in black and white pieces since the tones are often en vogue all year.

“Black and white allow you to play with prints and textures like leather, tweed and lace,” Goldhahn said. “You can sneak in a bit of color for spring with a belt, bag or jewelry.”

Style it: Pops of pastel, such as periwinkle, mint and coral, are a chic way to update black and white, Leslie Goldhahn said.

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