Trend alert: black and white

Helsinki, 19 degrees

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Colour is black and white put together.


This cloudy but warm Thursday morning I've been inspired by black and white print patterns since I've seen them lately around in Finnish fashion magazines related to fall trend issues. It's funny how patterns that are mainly used in interior design, sometimes jump onto clothing, don't you think?

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Black and white print patterns are also found in other places than interior design, e.g. cards and illustrations.

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Lately though I've been inspired by how these graphic patterns take form in clothing.

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In the August issue of Finnish women magazine Olivia, the black and white patterns are visible already on the cover! Inside the magazine, these print patterns are described as the foolproof way to start using bold patterns. This fall they can be stylishly combined to warm colors or plain white.


My newfound black and white print pattern piece of clothing is this H&M dress, which I think can be used both as casual and business wear with e.g. a black jacket.


Has the black and white print pattern already affected your warderobe? With what do you combine it?

25 comments

  1. You have a great blog, you look lush :)
    cositsthebeesknees.blogspot.co.uk - Please follow xx

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  2. Absolutely stunning design! Great blog! Would be great if you want to follow each other.
    hugs from New York,
    xx
    Ask Erena

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  3. Hi darlin, thanks for all your kind words :) I am quote obsessed with black and white themes, I have my room done in this style. Love the images, the first bedroom decor is sensational! B&W is so chic and timeless!

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    1. You're more than welcome dear. I agree, black & white is such a timeless pattern!

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  4. You are very inspiring dear.I just discovered your blog and really like it.! I just shared my Clozette Fashion Finds on my blog. If you have a minute, I would love to hear your comment.
    Also, let me know if you want us to follow each other. I will definitely follow you back...

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    1. Thank you Priscilla for your kind words!

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  5. yes moving is always a big transition! omg an international blog meetup would be the coolest.thing.ever!! love the black and white inspiration :D

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha happy you agree! Who would arrange such a thing though?

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  6. Wow love love all the pics...grt finds
    Btw be sure to check out my new post
    Xoxo

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    1. Thank you, glad you like the post!

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  7. love this posting, you have explored all forms of design
    -showing how a trend can interlink within all creatives.

    Fab dress from h&m!!

    Following.. follow back?
    Muchos Smiles,
    bb, xoxo

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  8. wow. che belle foto!

    Adoro il tuo vesito, mi fai venire voglia di comprarlo anche a me! Ti sta da dio!!! :) Bellissima!


    un bacione!

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    1. Grazie cara per i complimenti! :)

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  9. Gorgeous! I love black & white together! Your dress is so pretty!
    :)
    Allison

    P.S. I'm having an INTERNATIONAL $75 Shopbop giveaway on my blog, so don't forget to enter! :)
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  10. Great inspiration, lovely dress!

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  11. I love all of the black and white prints that have been popping up for interior design, but I have been less sure about their jump to clothing... Until I saw you wearing this beautiful dress! I think I'm going to have to give this trend a try :)
    xox,
    Cee

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    1. Haha happy to hear that I could change your mind. I don't believe in following every trend, one has to choose the ones that feel right for oneself!

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  12. I really enjoyed this post. I am a big fan of black & white everything. Right now I'm loving black & white with a pop of yellow, so chic!...nice dress btw

    ♥Lisalockhart
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  13. Hi, love your blog design, elegant and sofisticated... lovely <3

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