Sophisticated in Black and White

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There’s a lot of great things about college. You become independent, you get to discover yourself, you curate your future…all that good stuff. The only thing I’m not a huge fan of? Financially supporting yourself. Suddenly you have to worry about student loans, rent payment, and groceries?! Even with a part time job, it’s hard to maintain a bank account with a comfortable balance. Because of that, I’ve had to cut down my clothes spending quite a bit (insert sad face here). I’ve had to get kind of creative with my outfit planning to make the most of my minimal wardrobe. Luckily most my clothes are black and white, so it’s fairly easy to mix them up.

For this look, I layered my favorite sweater on top of a black shift dress (with pockets!) to create a sophisticated, yet comfortable look. Black and silver metallic mules were the obvious shoe choice, and I topped it all off with my favorite choker and black and white clutch that I permanently borrowed from my mother’s closet. Thanks mom!

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Sweater Gap // Dress Mossimo // Mules Topshop // Choker via Target

Clutch Steve Madden // Sunglasses via Target

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39 Replies to “Sophisticated in Black and White”

  1. Haha! You’re welcome! ?And you look beautiful as always!!!

  2. You look so gorgeous Anna, I love this combination and I would never know you are wearing a dress!

    Have a gorgeous week!

    Camila,
    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

    1. Thank you Camila! 🙂

  3. I love this look! the shoes are so cute!

    1. Thank you Mckenna!

  4. I adore this look! Sweaters over dresses are my favorite trick.

  5. I love that sweater! I have a similar one and now I have a better idea of how to style it 🙂 You look great!

    X,
    Cristina / cristinawashere.com

    1. Thank you Cristina! 🙂

  6. Awesome outfit! There’s something so effortless and timeless about the black and white color combo.

    Alix | http://www.apintsizedlife.com

    1. Thanks Alix, I think that’s why it’s one of my favorite color combos!

  7. I just bought a sweater that looks just like this! I’ve never thought of layering a sweater over a dress, but I might have to give it a try

    1. It’s the perfect way to make the most out of your wardrobe!

  8. Love this look! It’s cute, cozy, and classy! I love layering sweaters over dresses

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

    1. Thank you Rachel!

  9. I LOVE that you layered a sweater with a dress! SO smart and such a great way to really utilize what you have in your closet!

    1. Thanks Chelsie! That’s the goal! 🙂

  10. You look fab! I love the sweater 🙂 Salt and Pepper is super cute 🙂

    1. Thanks Victoria! And I never thought of it as salt and pepper, haha!

  11. Gorgeous!! The sweater looks SO cozy and comfy!

  12. Rachel Timmerman says: Reply

    You’re rocking this look Anna! So cute! 🙂

    1. Thank you Rachel! Always so kind!

  13. Such a cute look!

  14. I love layering sweaters over dresses for this time of year! Love your black and white sweater!

    Xoxo,
    Amanda
    http://www.trulyyoursa.com

  15. I like to experiment with layering sweaters over dresses sometimes too. You look so chic here girl!

    1. Thank you Jordyn!

  16. Loving this entire outfit, especially those booties and choker!! Work that 90’s vibe, girl

  17. Lovely combo! You look so pretty!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

  18. You look great! This outfit is perfect for the season, and it looks so comfy!

    http://thealwaysblog.com

    1. Thanks Savannah!

  19. Super cute! Love this!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  20. beautiful outfit Anna!

    1. Thanks Karoline!

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