How to wear black and white for a fresh look. Well, I am sitting here writing this in a heatwave. It would be too hot today to wear my black trousers. However, my white shirt is ideal as it is nice and roomy and prevents my arms from getting sunburnt. It is often a good idea to wear something loose and covering when the sun is very strong. I find that a loose shirt can be worn in the summer on its own and then with a tee underneath when the temperatures cool down.
My trousers are from Uniqlo. They are still available in both black and beige colourways and are reduced in the sale from £39.90 to £29.90.
I think that a white shirt is a very important and integral part of a well-curated wardrobe. If you have warm colouring you could substitute the white for an off-white or cream.
The combination of black and white is a very classic combination.
Both the trousers and the white shirt will transition well into early Autumn. You could wear the trousers with a cardigan or a thicker sweater. MeandEm has some great sweaters reduced in their sale (some at 60% off). I love their sweaters, they are of excellent quality and last for years. They can be a bit pricey, so I often wait for their sale.
I have been researching the new colours and trends for the Autumn/Winter 2022 season. Look Fabulous Forever invited me to write a guest post for their popular weekly blog. In this post you will find the new seasons’ colour palettes, there are plenty of gorgeous colours for both cool and warm-toned skins. I have also included images of a few of the new collections that have started to arrive in the shops. Well worth a read so that you can begin to plan your Autumn wardrobe.
White shirts are in my closet year round. I am always on the look out for unique ones. I so enjoy your posts and someday hope to visit Britain and France.
Glad that you enjoy my posts. If you visit the UK let me know.
I just love white shirts/blouses. I think I have maybe 8 in my closet now. Most I wear in rotation daily and 2 or 3 I save to wear when we’re out and about. As I’ve gotten older I’ve taken to wearing them mostly with the collar flipped up as, in my mind, it is more flattering and draws attention away from the “ waddle.” You look beautiful in this style – and I can’t think of any place/circumstance where/when this would not be appropriate attire.
Thank you for your comment. Good idea to flip the collar up. I do sometimes do that.
Black and white is a great choice at any time and you look lovely as always Josephine. Thank you for your photos and blogs, always appreciated.
Really glad that you appreciate my blog posts. It makes it all worthwhile
Great look! Love the pretty English street scene too! Thanks for encouraging me to wear white blouses. You’re absolutely right.
The English street scene is Thames Ditton where we currently live.
I love your guest blog. I know I am warm, but it’s nice to see the details. And the fall colours! Thanks again Josephine.
Thank you for your comment. There will be more posts on the colours for the new season coming soon.
Lovely post thank you Josephine and l really enjoyed your interview. I am so in synch with you on the Me and Em sale; l just bought their Hazelnut cable sweater on sale and it’s beautiful. If on,y l could afford another sweater l would go back !! Fabulous clothes l always wait for the sales. Take care in the heat.
Thank you for your comment and I am glad you enjoyed the interview.
Yep I succumbed to the Me&Em knitwear sale, as indeed I do most years. Great quality. To be honest though I think their mainstream prices have become silly and reflect their current popularity with fashion journalists. They may find that the circus will move on and somewhere else will become the flavour of the month. Maybe when that happens, in combination with shift in the cost of living, their prices may need some adjustment.
I agree that Me&Em’s prices are high. I doubt if they will get any lower as everything is going up in price. I do find that the fabric and cut are so good that they are worth the investment (especially in the sale) as my pieces have lasted for years.
Your tips for starting to transition to fall wardrobe are so helpful. I had not thought of selecting out some favorite piece and working with them to bring some small changes. This is really working for me right now! Thank you, Josephine!