March 24th, 2016
In Vogue Paris

‘Belle De Jour’

When I was at Harper’s Bazaar, my friend and co-worker Kerry Diamond told me that she loves the simplicity of a black and white outfit. Although I wear this combo often, I always add a third neutral to the mix. However, these pictures, from the April issue of Vogue Paris, reminded me of Kerry’s comment and make me appreciate the starkness of pairing just the two.

Photography by Claudia Knoepfel   Styling by Véronique Didry

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PIPPA SMALL

18-karat gold turquoise ring

EVE DENIM

Kalia denim jacket

VETEMENTS

Lighter-heel leather mules

KHAITE

Carolina single-breasted wool-twill cocoon coat

J. CREW

Demi-fine 14K gold-plated hoop

CHLOÉ

Oversized-lapel double-breasted wool-blend coat

CHLOÉ

Quincy shiny ballerina loafer mule

BURBERRY

Pleated checked wool midi skirt

CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC

Checked wool blazer

CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC

High-rise straight-leg jeans

MONCLER

Blanche leather ankle boots

SAINT LAURENT

Bellechasse medium leather-trimmed canvas bag

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  • It’s beautiful and/but dramatic, which is why I too, often add in a third neutral, to sort of tone it down. I love it on other people….like red.

    KathyMarch 24th, 2016  9:12 AM

     
  • Yes, red and leopard-print are always better on other women…

    PrestonMarch 24th, 2016  9:20 AM

     
  • I love black outfit with a white bag, or white shoes — just the one white piece.

    GayleMarch 24th, 2016  12:09 PM

     
  • I’m not usually drawn to strict black and white pairings, but the styling is beautiful here.

    AnnMarch 24th, 2016  2:04 PM

     
  • I’ve been wearing all white recently – with denim, that’s a neutral, right?!

    That's Not My AgeMarch 25th, 2016  2:37 AM

     
  • These shots are beautiful. Love black and white. I’m not very inspired by American Vogue recently. Even considering cancelling my subscription.

    Sue BurpeeMarch 25th, 2016  7:56 AM

     
  • Better on other women!the last photo is my favorite thought

    MargaretMarch 26th, 2016  6:00 AM

     
  • Though

    MargaretMarch 26th, 2016  6:00 AM

     
  • I love how in these combinations it is mainly one colour with the contrast as an accent – far more wearable than equal amounts of black and white for me.

    SusanMarch 26th, 2016  11:11 AM

     
  • I have an aversion to white shoes. Never found them chic! Not even in the photos above.

    ameeMarch 29th, 2016  8:47 AM

     

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