Black and white outfits for the work are some of the easiest combinations to create a chic office look. Keeping this look fresh for spring and summer is simple and straight forward. From pants to short sleeves and skirts, some of the best basic pieces come in black and white. It’s just a matter of combining them in a way that feels elegant and classy. Most importantly, black and white outfits for work don’t have to be boring!
Here are some of our very favourite office styles that will show you just how easy black and white can be in the warmer months. We did add the occasional pop of colour but the pallet is all B and W! Guaranteed you even have lots of black and white in your closet, you just need a little inspiration! In no particular order, here are some of the best black and white outfits for work!
A White Linen Suit – a simple black and white outfit for work
White linen is timeless and the perfect fabric for summer. A classic pant suit is a great choice but there are a few key rules you’ll want to follow. At the risk of overmatching, make sure there are simple details that break up all that white. In contrast, that detail can be a different texture or the addition of a belt, even different stitching on the pants will create the depth needed to pull off this outfit. In other words, it’s all in the details! Right now this entire look is 40% off so no excuses for not trying out a little linen.
A Summer Dress
A summer dress doesn’t have to be for just the beach. Get more use out of this staple by wearing it to work. By adding a few key details like this linen blazer and these red pumps you will create a classic look that can be your next power outfit for the office! Plus, having a jacket is perfect for when the air conditioning is working too well and consequently everyone is trying to bundle up and stay warm.
Wear Mostly Black
Letting one colour stand out more than the other is another chic way to to make a statement in black and white. This white eyelet wrap dress on its own would be pretty and feminine however, pair it with all black and it takes on more of a work appropriate look. For that reason, letting one colour dominate the look help keeps it off the boring meter!
Finally, go through your closet and start looking at all the black and white in a new way. If it’s not worn out or too out of date, pair it with newer pieces to create these simple looks! Above all – have a little fun with what you’re wearing to work. For more outfit ideas read here and here!