I first fell in love with the black and white trend when I saw it on the spring/summer ’13 runway. Numerous designers, including Alexander Wang, Michael Kors, and Valentino have featured sophisticated monochrome pieces in their recent collections. The trend’s simple elegance is breathtaking when spotted on a streetcorner, and its versatility is evident, as it allows for effortless day to night transitions: from casual cool to black tie formal with just a few tweaks. This classic look is anything but boring. The black and white color scheme allows you to play with patterns and textures for an even more eye-catching ensemble.