How To Dress For Day To Night: Black and White is the Solution

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The Signify Sweater with the Finesse Skirt creates a classic go-anywhere look.

We love black and white. There’s something reassuring about clean and simple, black and white. The modern, cool look smacks of self-confidence, and a black or white statement piece automatically takes your style to the next level. Make it do double-duty by wearing it to work and then out on date night with these three tips.

3 Tips to transform your look from Day to Night

  1. Work It: For day, double up sheer layers to create a more classic look for the office.
  2. Night Attraction: Subtract outer layers and add jewelry to amp up your look for evening.
  3. Fancy Footwork: Don’t forget the shoes! Transform your day look to a night look instantly with your footwear. For evening, try a shoe in glossy black or neutral metallics to play off of your monochromatic clothing.
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One part mysterious and one part sensual. The Take Note Vest pairs perfectly over the Sheer Thing Top.
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Clearly pulled together. The Far and Away Coat adds instant polish to any outfit.
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Instant classic. A monochromatic top and the Finesse Skirt set the stage for an ultra lux look that goes from day to night.
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Pull it together. The Much Ado Vest can pull many outfits together. Wear over black (as pictured here), over the Touchdown Tunic. This look also translates well with jeans for a laid-back lux approach.

Try a combination that creates instant wow – a pared-down palette with ultra lux details. Working the monochrome look is easy. There’s no worry of wearing colors that don’t compliment each other. Black and white make the perfect partnership.

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Looks for Every Body # 8: New Looks for the New Year

Now that the holidays are over, let’s start the New Year off with a fresh outlook! Bring in some basic black and white pieces to streamline the process of choosing outfits in the morning. Add an unexpected color or brights like citron or jewelry to bridge your look from Winter to Spring.

Yarra here, feeling grateful for the people in my life and to all who read this blog. Your feedback online and in the store is deeply appreciated. The Looks for Every Body series began as a way to show that Stella Carakasi designs for many different body shapes, and she keeps in mind the demands of a woman’s busy lifestyle! If you are new to this series please check out our related posts.

Stella’s Resort collection includes anti-pill jersey as a strong fabrication. It can be worn and washed without worry. The printed yoru is a sumi ink painting motif that can be worn on its own, or layered for a more dramatic effect. Citron is included as a color pop to push this basic B&W palette.

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Inverted Triangle: The Rest Assured Top (shown in print) is a long-sleeve blouse with jersey sleeves. This beautiful blouse comes with a tank in white. Wear it with one of our favorite pants that is back in black: the Incomparable Ankle Pant! This is a favorite for many reasons, including draping, elegance and comfort. The black is a better-than-basic to add mystique to your regular wardrobe rotation.

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Rectangle: Create some curves with the gentle draping of the Balancing Act Cardigan (shown in white) over the Made You Look Tunic (shown in citron). The Rectangle body shape does not need to worry about a lack of curves with this subtle duo.

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Circle: Shine with confidence in this dramatic ensemble. The Aspirations Sweater (shown in black) over the Ready to Wear Leggings (shown in black) cuts a distinctive silhouette. For the circle figure it elongates the torso in a relaxed and “not trying too hard” way. Add a beaded pendant layered with a striped infinity scarf, and you look adorned and modern. This is a great example of an effortless day to night look.

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Triangle: When we talk about body shape, we want to accentuate the positives. With this look, we are accentuating the narrow top of the body with the sweeping architecture of the Feel Good Tunic (shown in citron). The Stepping Out Leggings (available in black) acts as a body shaper and gives coverage unlike typical leggings.

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Hourglass: Layer, layer, layer! This is an outfit that any body shape can wear (with a little tweaking). The Take it Easy Sweater (shown in white) is a design house and customer favorite. We ran this sweater once before, and we sold out immediately! It is great over tunics, dresses, or with jeans. Here it is paired with Skirt the Issue (available in black) worn over the new favorite Stepping Out Leggings (available in black).

Like what you see? Pick up a couple of the black and white separates featured for the perfect start to the New Year. Give yourself permission to treat yourself and others kindly. Start fresh and imagine the possibilities…

All jewelry featured made by Elisabetta Ricciardi available at the Stella Studio.