There’s something about a black and white color palette that’s just classic and cool. I’m not just talking about old movies, either. When it comes to getting dressed, it’s a combination that’s never failed me. Black adds some edge to white jeans, and the white jeans soften the black top and leather jacket. Of course, I finish it off with my favorite: Birkenstocks. What more could you ask for out of a daily fashion formula? Shop the rest of our edit, with a selection of pieces from Nordstrom.
A leather jacket is a cool-girl staple, and certainly worth investing in. I picked up years ago on a vacation in Europe, and I’ve been wearing it ever since. is just as cool, but a little more polished and fitted. brings a little more texture to the party.
A t-shirt is the building block of every wardrobe, and my perfect one is . It’s so comfortable, super flattering, and fits me exactly the way I want. For a slightly more oversized fit, then it’s gotta be . Plus, it has a pocket! You don’t have to spend a ton of money to get a great shirt, either. is a little more fitted.
Sometimes it’s nice to get out of jeans and into something that feels a little dressier, like a chino! is a recent obsession, and is a long-term love of mine. I love the chinos, too!
When it comes to sandals, you have a a lot more space to personalize. Do you want something a little flashier? are the shoe for you. Minimal but still a little sculptural? wants a word! Preppy and femme? l totally gets you.
Tie it all together with a belt! is reversible, so you get a black belt and a camel belt for the price of one! It comes with or , and will work just as well with your other jeans. And for all those Bottega Veneta superfans, how about ?
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