Black & white is one of those classic color pairings that always looks fresh and sophisticated. Most of us have a ton of black in our closet (guilty!) and white lightens up our favorite staple for summer. Just make sure your whites are white, as they tend to yellow and dull over time... investing in a new white top and pants or a skirt is generally a must-do on an annual basis. I gave my classic white button-down a makeover by layering it with a black lace top, then adding a pencil skirt, my beloved patent ballet flats and a pop of color via my red satchel. ...Read more.