there’s something timeless and chic about a black and white color scheme. the contrast is stark, and the meaning clear – opposites attract. black evokes sophistication, whereas white imbues innocence. black and white is a color combination that suits any room, adding glamor and drama when it comes to interior design. and the same holds true with fashion. a black and white color scheme looks perfectly fine all on its own, but if you want to throw in accent colors to spice things up, red, blush, yellow, silver, blue, or fuschia all look a-ma-zing with this iconic color combo. yep, it’s a black and white with Chico’s kind of day.
today, on Instagram, i’m partnering with Chico’s, but this outfit was too darn cute not to share on the blog. it is so hard to believe it’s been five years since Chico’s flew me to Santa Monica to kick off their first campaign geared towards over 50 women. and they’ve been going strong with this demographic since then. yes, over 50 women are here to stay, and more and more brands are paying attention. it’s not about looking as young as we can for as long as we can. it’s about looking, feeling, and being the best versions of ourselves no matter what age. fashion doesn’t have an expiration date. it’s all about aging with grace, strength, and beauty one day at a time.
this time of year, we yearn for spring and lighter-weight clothes. so i’m happy to report today’s ootd can span the seasons. a charming button-front polka dot blouse has a longer length and curved hem, making it perfect to tuck or untuck. and i love the striped placket for a soft pattern mix. add a pair of girlfriend black ankle jeans (i’m wearing a size 8 or 1 with Chico’s sizing) for a casual chic look but if you prefer Chico’s has sooooo many options when it comes to black pants like Brigitte, full length, or ankle length. but i’ve always been a sucker for Chico’s accessories, so i couldn’t resist adding a leopard buckle belt and black and white bangles. for an extra layer of warmth, a geometric patterned ruana is a perfect choice to keep the chill at bay. how’s that for a timeless and chic outfit? yep, i love this black and white with Chico’s kinda outfit.
a few behind the scenes photos from the Santa Monica photoshoot with Chico’s January 2016. my how time flies.