The fashion houses unleashed a flood of bold, eye-catching black and white checks, stripes and combinations this spring, and what happens on the catwalk is sure to find its way poolside quickly. You do not need to be a Paris model to bring a breath of the latest trend to your next beach party gathering or day trip to the shore.
This season, black and white is a strong color combination with several advantages for savvy casual wear shoppers. Black and white together satisfies several fashion requirements. First, black-on-white patterns, or vice verse, satisfy the need for strong, bold linear patterns that create instant eye appeal. Second, black and white can meet the need to camouflage or highlight, depending on how each color is used. Third, black and white complement almost any skin tone or hair color. No wonder this versatile color combination keeps reappearing season after season!
Black/White Combos—Stripes, Prints and Checks
Looking for the perfect black/white bathing suit or casual wear can be as simple as matching two monochrome pieces—one black, one white—to create a stunning outfit. LoveSurf offers several outfits this season that create monochromatic combos for casual outfits. Let’s take a look at a few:
- Bondi Solids Reversible Bra Top by Nike. This reversible black/white bra top is a stunning addition to both black and white shorts or bikini bottoms. With two bottoms and this top, you actually get four bathing suit combinations!
- Big Bow One-Piece Swimsuit. Black-and-white horizontal stripes and a fat bow in front make this whimsical piece to die for!
- Santa Cruz Bandeau Swimsuit. The black-and-white horizontal stripes on this suit are broken by detailing at the center of the bandeau top and black insets down the sides, creating a slimming, flattering one-piece.
- Daytona One-Piece. You cannot get more classic than this black tank with white criss-cross shoulder straps. It looks like something straight out of a 40’s pinup girl poster!
- San-O One-Piece. This sleek black suit with flattering boy-short leg openings and a white tie-back is a classic take on a California favorite.
- Oahu Cover-up. This feminine, beautifully tailored black-and-white over-sized shirt with peasant detail at the bust and long, elasticized sleeves is perfect for lounging poolside at the most sophisticated parties.
- Casing Sandals by Oakley. The stitching and metal icons on this classic flip-flop type black-and-white sandal spell classic casual.
Black and white is the color combination of the season, so take a look at LoveSurf’s offerings and pick out your next new swimsuit, outfit or accessory in this year’s hottest styles and colors!