Finally, a Color Trend for Minimalists

Usually, when I notice or hear of a new color trend bubbling up, I respond either with disdain or disinterest because, honestly, I’m not that into colors. Sure, I’ll wear a vibrant party piece or statement accessory every now and then, but when it comes to day-to-day dressing, my style is pretty simple, and I like to keep it that way. That’s why when I recently noticed a new colorless trend on the street style scene as well as in the offerings of so many of my favorite brands, I found myself very into it, and I knew anyone else with minimalist tendencies would feel the same.

If you’re still with me and haven’t gone straight for the below shopping section, the trend I’m referring to is black-and-white. From coats to tops to sweaters to accessories, the combo has made for quite the dynamic duo both in individual items and entire outfits alike. Thanks to the neutral nature of the pieces, they are nearly impossible to style wrong, making the fad particularly accessible for anyone who's interested. To see how the street style set is wearing the trend, and to shop my favorite black-and-white pieces of the moment, just keep scrolling.

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Caroline Daur's Saks Potts coat was one of the first items that inspired me to conceptualize this story. Can you blame me though?

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Since she's the global buying director of Net-a-Porter, it's no surprise Elizabeth von der Goltz was ahead of the curve, seen here at Paris Fashion Week back in October.

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If committing to a full black-and-white outfit seems to underwhelming to you, consider adding just an accessory to your rotation.

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Conveniently, these pieces also pair perfectly with any color—as seen through this pop of purple.

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Here, what could have been an all-black look is seemingly magically transformed into street style gold with the simple infusion of some white.