To you, a wedding invitation that reads 'black & white dress' might seem utterly unconventional and totally drab... to us, it's an even bigger opportunity for exploration into fashion! So girls, hold your head high and read on for tips on black & white wedding style and wedding gifts... remember, starting with the simplest of color palettes leaves much more room to delve into pattern (our 'first love' at SCOUT)!
DRESS OPTIONS & THE BAG TO TOTE THE GIFTS IN: black & white is a simple combo concept, but it doesn't have to be! you can always mix up your black & white style by incorporating a graphic print, ruffles at the hip, or a necklace detail on the collarbone. This color story offers up a little more sex appeal than its cousin colors, so we suggest 'dumbing'/'funning' it down with a fun black & white pattern... look to SCOUT's color stories at http://www.bungalowco.com and get suggestions like our 'Croc-o-Gator Black & White'!
SLEEK SHOE OPTIONS: each of the dresses above, from left to right, would look fab with a corresponding shoe (also left to right)... Michael Kors mid-priced line, KORS Michael Kors, offers affordable and chic styles in a variety of different evening-appropriate heel-heights; Dolce Vita also has a mid-priced line, DV by Dolce Vita, offering a wide variety of youthful styles, like the stacked platform-pump below featuring the addition of a satin bow; Diane von Fustenberg is best known for her printed wrap dresses (and prints in general, we should say), but we're also loving her latest design choice, shoes! the pewter hue of this sandal would complement the Necklace Dress above beautifully!
'MINIMALIST CHIC' GIFT OPTIONS: Barneys New York is perhaps the reigning champ of department stores, in particular, for its stunning 'Home' collection of goods from various designers... our picks included two items from Italian house Fornasetti, its scented crystals and its 'Theme and Variation' pillow (with a surprise on the opposite side!); we also love Diptyque's line of candles, especially the sleek white and black styles they offer; finally, and arguably the most fun gift to give your bride and groom who orchestrated this 'black & white' event, a black patent pair of Belgian Shoes with white trim is a wonderful more 'personal' gift (don't worry fellas, Belgian Shoes come in men's sizes, too!)