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Black and White Patterns for Fall

By The Girls With Glasses |

Brooke and I are really big fans of the black and white trend. What could make this trend even more fabulous? Patterns! It feels fresh and modern, but it’s still classic enough to last in your wardrobe for years. Here are a few tips for working the black and white pattern trend into your wardrobe for fall, and a few options from our favorite places to get you started.


Picture Credit: Chika Okazumi

In our looks above we paired basic jeans with graphic black and white patterns. These are great casual looks for running errands or lunch with friends. The key is to let the patterns be the star, which is fitting since my pattern is literally stars. Keeping the prints paired with a solid color is an easy way to translate this trend into the real world. It makes it more accessible for everyday wear. Brooke’s Zebra sweater could become overwhelming if not paired with something more simple. A little animal print gives you an edge, but too much can get out of control.

If you are ready to take your style to the next level, instead of black, white and grey, you could try bold colors like fuchsia, teal or mustard. This pairing could be great for work, or a fun date night.

Finally, if you are really looking to have some patterned fun, find two complimentary black and white patterns to mix. The simple and neutral color palate makes finding items that work together easy. All you have to do is look for opposing sizes, maybe a thinly striped shirt with a large floral skirt, or a big polka dot dress with a small geometric print cardigan.

Whether you are looking to be adventurous this season, or just want to play it safe, black and white patterns will fit the bill. Check out ten of our favorite items to start the black and white pattern trend in your wardrobe, or to pair with what you already have.


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Black and White Patterns for Fall by The GIrls WIth Glases

Dot Blouse

This Kate Spade blouse is cute as a button, a hundred little black buttons.

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Brooke White (songstress, American Idol survivor, actress, and all-around creative chica) and Summer Bellessa (model, actress, and producer of fabulous things) are a new media happy ending: meeting on MySpace, being fans and supporters of each others’ work, and growing into good friends. Creating the blog The Girls With Glasses was a way they could start families, but still put something good and relevant out into the world. The girls love fashion, music, DIYs, parties, California, and most of all, being moms. Read bio and latest posts → Read The Girls With Glasses's latest posts →

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