Best of Black and White Street Style Outfits Then and Now

These insanely stylish black and white street style outfits prove that through time the best style is often the simplest! From memorable Italians at Cannes, then, like Monica Vitti in 1966 to Chiara Mastroianni, now black and white trumps multicolor chic every time!

As Karl Lagerfeld once said, “black and white always looks modern, whatever that word means.”

Find inspiration in unforgettable moments at Cannes and subtle day-to-day attire, all black and white head-to-toe. Black and white dresses as well as off-duty monochrome combos of jeans and button-down shirting are timeless.

No doubt it is the easiest formula for a put-together look. Whether it’s a white dress with black accessories, or a white blouse paired with this season’s must-have mini flare black jeans it’s hard to mess up this timeless color combination.

Dressing for a stroll around town in the understated pairing of a black and white checked shirt, cropped denim, and flat sandals is a perfect easy take on spring effortless style.

Get inspired from the perfection of a high contrast look and rethink your casual and evening wardrobe. This is the ultimate all time classic fashion trend… that never goes out of fashion…



Black and White Street Style Outfits


Sophia Loren, 1955 black and white street style Cannes

Sophia Loren, 1955 has not only turned heads at Cannes, she picked up a Best Actress award there, and, in 1966, was president of the jury.


elisabeth-von-thurn-und-taxis-black and white

Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis, the super stylish German princess/Vogue journalist  wear a cute black and white print dress—it’s Prada—with a simple pair of all-black Nikes, complete with a chic white sole.


Monica Vitti, 1966

Monica Vitti, 1966 at the Cannes Film Festival


Sara Donaldson in Maticevski top, Chanel bag, J Brand jeans, Jimmy Choo pumps

Fashion blogger Sara Donaldson from “harper and harley” in Maticevski top, Chanel bag, J Brand jeans, Jimmy Choo pumps in Sydney during Australia Fashion Week.


Claudia Cardinale, 1963

Claudia Cardinale, 1963 in Cannes


Australia Fashion week black and white street style

Australia Fashion Week


Catherine Deneuve, Street Style, 1964

Catherine Deneuve’s little black dress street style,  1964


Australia Fashion Week street style off the shoulder dress

Off the shoulder black silk dress


Brigitte Bardot androgynous style

Brigitte Bardot in an unexpected androgynous style power suit. Pants suits are trending for Fall Winter 2016-17.


Chiara Mastroianni, 2016

Chiara Mastroianni, the French-Italian actress and singer, daughter of Marcello Mastroianni and Catherine Deneuve embraces androgynous style with a black suit, a white shirt and shy high pumps… 2016 in Cannes


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