Fashion, How-to

Parisian Chic for Work in Classic Black and White

1 Comment 11 May 2009


It doesn’t matter whether your job is in a bank, a law office, a media company, or an accounting firm: classic black and white is a great combination that always looks just right. Your job probably doesn’t involve making state trips to Spain, but you can take Carla Bruni-Sarkozy’s look to work with you.


Black Pencil Skirt

Start with the eternally appropriate high waist black pencil skirt. This one falls just above the knee and has a back slit and zipper. $38.00 from


Black Tank or Tee

A basic, fitted black tank or tee can go under any number of jackets, sweaters, or blouses this spring while not drawing attention to itself. This one comes from Fruit of the Loom and costs about $10.00.


Cropped White Sweater

This very feminine, cropped white sweater with ¾ length bell sleeves is not only soft and comfortable, but also looks great on top of the plain black background of your black skirt and tank. From Juicy Couture, this sweater is 71% cotton, 29% cashmere, and has a button closure. $195.00 from


Classic Black Pumps

A good pair of classic black heels is a wardrobe basic that is the platform for a number of looks, from casual when paired with jeans to work perfect with a skirt. These Etienne Aigner Hydrogen pumps are dressy and will serve you well for a long time. They’re leather, which means they will only become more comfortable with time. $44.99 from East Coast Shoe Store.


Black Handbag

Here’s a slightly edgier take on the black clutch handbag. The Seattle Clutch is made by B. MAKOWSKY and soft supple leather, giving this feminine wardrobe staple a tiny bit of bad-girl chic. $104.82 from

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  1. leonie says:

    i liked white and black dress, it’s classy!!!

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