As much as I love colour, the minimalist in me is forever drawn to the strong, graphic vibe of simple black and white outfits. That’s why I tremendously enjoy browsing blogs like Darkified – a tumblelog covering (mostly) goth-inspired style, fashion and accessories, and pinboards such as “Style in Black and White“.

We’ve been seeing lots of gorgeous white and light blue in the Spring 2013 Collections, but Focus On Style reports that basic black is also back on trend.

Fashionistas, models, actors and street style bloggers are living proof that there are countless brilliant ways to wear black and white, both casually and for more dressy occasions.

Fab Links from Our Members

The iconic Chanel 2.55 in action blows Angie away each time. With sneakers, with a sweat top, with crop top and trousers, a tee, and of course, with tweed. Versatile and pretty timeless.

Nancylee informs us that emerald is the Pantone colour for 2013.

With sketches and photos Parisian tailor Paul Grassart describes the basis of mastering the peak lapel. Menswear fan Vildy loved seeing how the lapel placement and notch angle can impact the width of the torso or shoulders.

Raisin found this article about buying good-quality cashmere on More Intelligent Life very helpful.

Have you ever wondered what happens after you click “Place your order” on Amazon? Ornella highly recommends watching this five-minute BBC video explaning the logistics process. Fascinating indeed!