Fierce in Black and White

Fierce in Black and WhiteI don’t know about you, but for me, fashion is not only about parading the latest trends and creating eye-catching compositions. First and foremost, it’s about feeling save, happy and strong. “Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life” – literally and metaphorically – and it lets us express our feelings and emotions without having to say a single word.

Fierce in Black and White Fierce in Black and White Not every outfit I wear is full of hidden meaning or emotions for others to decipher – I wish my thought process was that profound, but let’s face it, it’s really not, and just because I love black, doesn’t mean I’m clinically depressed – but every outfit I wear does indeed make me feel a certain way, and allows me to explore different facets of my personality, which I can then portray to others.

Fierce in Black and White Fierce in Black and White While girly skater dresses make me feel all young and vulnerable, loads of layers have exactly the opposite effect. They act like a shield of some sorts. The more layers I wear the cooler and less vulnerable I feel. And then there is black…my safe haven. When I wear black I can conquer the world. Nothing makes me feel stronger and more indestructible than an effective all black look; preferably with loads of figure-hugging (faux) leather. Yes, that’s a look I feel fabulous in.

Fierce in Black and White Throw in a flowing white layer and I instantly feel sweeter, more approachable, but still strong and sexy. Black and white; it’s a classic combination that works, and somehow manages to express a much more positive outlook on life than an all black look. It’s funny how the only non-colours evoke the strongest emotions in people. Black is dark and mysterious, while white is pure and innocent. It must be their subtlety that makes them so strong. Mix them up and you move from one fabulous extreme to the other – it truly is a colour game you cannot lose.

Fierce in Black and White

The Look

Crop Top – H&M (similar here)

Blouse – H&M (similar here)

Jeans – ASOS

Boots – River Island

Sunglasses – ASOS (similar here)

  • http://www.balgarka.co.uk/ Lubka Christova

    This black and white outfit is so gorgeous! The crop top looks amazing :))

    Lu | http://www.balgarka.co.uk

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you Lubka :) xx

  • http://www.reveriesanctuary.com/ shanaz@ReverieSanctuary

    I echo your sentiment: Black and white; truly is a color game you cannot lose. Perfectly phrased, Your outfit is without a doubt one of the fail-proof classics and the thoughts you have on why you lean into certain styles, I concur with very much! :) <3 xo

    Shanaz | Fashionista NOW

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much Shanaz! It’s always the biggest pleasure to read your kind comments :) xx

  • http://www.swankxtar.com/ Tanaka

    “A colour game you cant lose” …profound! Every time I read your sentiments it really connects with me.
    Black is truly my safe heaven too. Bold colours say too much so I always try to add a little black or neutral tone for a more subtle statement, & for my own aesthetic sanity. You look like a relaxed cool cat – especially in those sunnies! xo
    Tanaka | http://www.swankxtar.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Ah Tanaka..that’s so nice to hear! That’s one of the best compliments you could have made me :) xx

  • M&MFASHIONBITES

    Cool jeans :)

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks :) xx

  • Elena Dal Maso

    It’s the same for me: Fashion means feeling happy and strong inside :)))
    This black & white look is really amazing, you look wonderful!

    xoxo
    http://www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much Elena. I’m glad you agree :) xx

  • http://cvetybaby.com/ Cvetina Cekova

    Great b/w combo Jasmin! I love the cropped sweater! These sunnies are so cool!

    xx

    cvetybaby.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you Cvetina. That’s so sweet of you :) xx

  • Lenya

    Such a chic look.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you Lenya :) xx

  • http://tr3ndygirl.com/ tr3ndygirl

    love monochrome look, fantastic
    new OUTFIT on my blog
    I wish you an happy thursday
    <<< fashion blogger Pamela Soluri >>>
    kiss

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks Pamela :) xx

  • http://www.stylevanity.com/ Alyssa Martinez

    Nothing beats the combination of white and black! It’s effortlessly chic and cool. I love your sunglasses too! :)

    STYLE VANITY

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      I couldn’t agree more. Thanks for commenting Alyssa :) xx

  • Rafaela

    you look great, I love your sunglasses!!

    http://fashionwalkinbrussels.blogspot.com/

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      That’s so sweet of you Rafael, thanks :) xx

  • India Benjamin

    Layering clothes makes me feel instantly cool and ready for the day too. This is like my ideal outfit. Your hair is gorgeous too!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens | UK Lifestyle Blog

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks so much for your sweet comment India. Glad you agree :) xx

  • Whitney V

    Classic is classic for a reson! I love a black and white look just as a trendy one… I’ts all in the details, the cut of your cool sweater, the lenghth of yout jeans, those sunnies… That’s all you need!! x

    Love,
    Whit

    http://www.whitneyswonderland.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks dear! Glad you like the look :) xx

  • http://stylechezmoi.com/ Clàudia

    I loved what you said in this post about fashion and black/white (my favourites), I absolutely agree with you! This outfit you’re wearing is so stylish! I love it! And you also look happy and comfortable in it :) And those sunglasses are so rad!
    Claudia, stylechezmoi.com XX

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much Claudia! I’m super happy you like this look :) xx

  • http://simplicityrelished.com/ Daisy @ Simplicity Relished

    I LOVE this look. This is a really sweet black/white combo and you look super confident and chic! :)

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks Daisy. Glad you like it :) xx

  • Ivana Džidić

    Unlike some, I consider black and white to be colours…and I love them just as much as other colours. I find it absolutely fascinating how they invoke so many connotations…and how there seems to be something almost mythical about them.

    Combined together, they are infinitely elegant because one seems to support the other…invoking Ying and Yang symbolism to my mind. Even in a casual outfit, they create sophistication. Speaking of which, this look to me seems very sophisticated in its simplicity. Cropped black sweater paired with a white shirt…how classical and how perfect! Ripped jeans and boots jazzing things up a little.

    Maybe it is not so much about the clothes (or colours) we wear but why we wear them. If we wear something because we think we should, then it will never work…trying to impress somebody never creates an aura that feeling good about ourselves does. No way, No how. In that sense, whatever works for us…is and should be our personal definition of fashion.

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks for the heartfelt comment. I really appreciate that you always take the time to thoroughly read through my posts and share your opinions and experiences.

      I’m totally with you Ivana! Although trying to impress with a look you love does indeed work. I guess it’s all about attitude, and feeling happy and comfortable in your own skin :) xx

  • AF

    Well i couldnt agree more with you dear. Fashion is so much more than some people think it is.

    http://strawberryleopard.blogspot.pt/

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Indeed! Glad you agree :) xx

  • http://kristineb.com/ Kristine Blindheim

    Wow! Amazing look! I love the close-up showing only your upper body. Looks like it’s been cut right out of a fashion magazine!! Adore your sunnies :)

    – kristine b
    http://www.kristineb.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Haha…you make me blush. Thanks so much for the sweet compliment. I’m super happy you like the look :) xx

  • amalya

    Fantastic black and white style.

    Amalya
    From Italy With Love -New Post

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you Amalya :) xx

  • Shoshana

    Black & white, always chic, always classic. I like that this look is casual but oh so stylish. You look so cute. Not to mention, I’m a fan of a mirrored lens.

    http://www.stylegonerogue.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks so much sweetie. Glad you like the look :) xx