By Jesse L. Brooks


As much as we love color this time of year, this week we are taking our Outfit of The Week back to basics, but with a stylish twist of course. Classic black and white is a tough combo to beat when going for a relaxed, chic look. To kick off this week's ensemble we started with a piece that never goes out of style, a crisp white button down. Cut from white cotton blend poplin, Elizabeth & James' 'Jasper' shirt is a contemporary take on the classic we all know and love. The minimal placket conceals all the buttons, and has a curved hem that's split at the sides, helping you to tuck it in effortlessly. For a perfect pairing we added another staple piece great for day or night; fitted black trousers. Alexander McQueen pants are cut from grain de poudre wool that maintains its shape even after hours of wear. Designed to sit on the waist, they are pressed with sharp creases to further accentuate the flattering silhouette. To cinch our waist and add a hint of pizzazz, we reached for a beautiful leather belt. The moth is introduced into the Gucci Garden for Fall Winter 2017. The winged design is found throughout the collection; in metal and resin with a mother of pearl effect. Staying in tune with our contrasting theme, these Givenchy pumps have us seriously swooning. Crafted in Italy, the ultra sexy pair showcases a sharp stiletto heel, white pointed toe and adjustable ankle strap for added support. When choosing a bag, we wanted something that stays true to the wearable vibe here. That's where this sumptuous Gucci number comes into play. Signature matelassé-quilted chevrons, complete with a stitched double-G at the back This showcases the elegant silhouette of a softly structured shoulder bag, featuring a spacious interior and antiqued goldtone hardware. Next, we grabbed a pair of ultra glamorous over-sized sunnies, also by Gucci. As for beauty, it's all about a two-toned mani using Look's classic black & white set. This cruelty-free and vegan formula offers bold, highly pigmented color providing you with a glamorous at-home manicure. The best part? Not only are these polishes under $10, they can be found at good old Target! Whether you wear a look like this to the office or out to dinner, one thing is for sure....people will be wanting all the details on your super-chic 'Monochrome Moment’.