I love that one of the major trends for Spring 2013 is black and white. May it be stripes inspired by Marc Jacobs' RTW collection, checkerboard fashion from Louis Vuitton, stylish grid as seen on Sportmax or basic color blocking, black and white is clearly a classic combination. I've worn countless ensembles featuring this trend (see here and here) and for this outfit, I'm wearing a simple sleeveless button down and paired it with my pleated chevron skirt. To avoid looking too plain, I chose a red clutch to add a pop of color. Aside from red, lemon yellow and cobalt blue work well also.
Like everybody else, I badly wanted to get my hands (feet rather) on those ZARA ankle strap heels. Because they sold out pretty quick, I had to look for a similar design from another brand. I'm so glad Forever 21 came out with their version, which has a slightly higher heel, of the sought-after pumps. I'm really loving this shoe style at the moment and if you follow me on instagram (@iamalexablog), you'll see that I just recently ordered a metallic pair from ZARA. I'm so excited to get them in the mail! :)
Graphic black and white was also highlighted on Stylebible.ph. Check out how seven fashion bloggers (including myself) interpret this trend here.
SM GTW top and skirt, Forever 21 ankle strap heels