Black and white classic outfit

Black and white striped classic outfit

Skirt (On CLEARANCE) | Top | Flats | Bag c/o* | Necklace (similar) | Sunglasses c/o* | Cami | Belt

If you’re ever unsure what to wear for any sort of day or event, black & white is always a safe bet! Ok, technically this title should say “off-white,” as my top and striped skirt aren’t a bright white color, but you can see where I’m going with this. This was a day I wasn’t entirely sure what to wear. I was going apartment hunting in Moscow and then to dinner with my husband. So, this was a safe bet. Classic, chic but not over-the-top.

And this would make this outfit my first one from Moscow, Russia! Whoot, whoot! I’m still feeling out the style of this city, but my first impression is that most women dress in classically beautiful attire. (Which, I absolutely love.) This was my attempt to mimic that, but still put my own little twist on it.

Black and white classic outfit

Black and white classic outfit

And just in case you haven’t heard me barking about this skirt on social media, I’ll remind you one more time….this skirt is now on clearance! Which means once it sells out, it’s gone for good. So, if you’ve ever considered buying this skirt, now’s the time to do it. (Click here to shop it.)

I’ve styled it a plethora of different ways, from winter looks, to graphic tees & a fancy, lunch date outfit. It also made the cut of clothing that came with me to Moscow. I only packed two suitcases, so I had to be HIGHLY selective in what came with me! Needless to say, I really like it! It’s also super comfy because the waistband is elastic, and it’s true to size. However, it’s on the short side for my comfort. So, I always wear a pair of shorts underneath it so no one has to see my undies if I bend over!

Leatherskin.com bag

I’m loving how large this faux leather bag is from my friends at Leatherskinshop.com. It’s big enough for my wallet, brush, random toiletries AND my DSLR camera. It also comes with a cross body strap, which I’ll show a different day. I can’t attest to its durability yet, as this is the first time I’ve used it. However, I will say that as far as faux leather goes it appears that it’s well-made, but no one will be mistaking this for a real leather bag by any means. It has quite the shine to it, which gives away faux leather (in my opinion). I’ll let you know how it holds up, though!

The building behind me in most of these photos is actually one of Stalin’s “Seven Sisters.” They’re a group of 7 skyscrapers built from 1947 to 1953. (You can click here to read more about them, and which other famous skyscrapers were influenced by them.)

My next post on Wednesday will have some more in-depth thoughts on my time in Moscow so far, plus more photos of the city. But I can say as far as first impressions go, that I really like it here! I also feel safe enough wearing jewelry and using my camera when I’m out and about. (But Moscow does have a reputation for pickpocketing, so I’m still cautious.) Overall, though, it’s a really beautiful and clean city!

Black and white classic outfit

What’s your go-to classic combo when you’re not sure what to wear? Let me know in the comments!

Where to find it:

Skirt: ModCloth (On CLEARANCE – last chance to get it!)
Top: Unique Vintage
Flats: Chinese Laundry
Bag: c/o* Leatherskinshop.com
Belt: Amazon
Cami: Maurices
Necklace: Gift from my mom (Similar here)
Sunglasses: c/o* Polette

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22 thoughts on “When in Doubt, Wear Black & White (A Classic Color Combo)

  1. Kara | The Dressed Aesthetic

    So glad you made it safely to Moscow! And I’ve definitely been in the same boat – two suitcases and having to cut the wardrobe down is no small task! I usually try to pack things that will all coordinate in some way – which usually ends up being red, white, yellow and navy… Love the black and white – fingers crossed you guys find an amazing house! xxx

    -Kara
    http://www.thedressedaesthetic.com

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    1. haveclotheswilltravel Post author

      Thank you so much, Kara! Those are my favorite colors as well. I’ve really been loving navy and yellow especially. And fingers crossed, should have word today if we got the apartment we liked. 🙂

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  2. Heather

    This outfit is so cute! Your proportions are perfection…the waist on the skirt is just high enough to make it look chic even with flats! You go, girl!

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  3. Michelle Broadnax

    Wearing black and white is such a simple outfit that always looks classic and put together. Just the other day at work I threw on white trousers and a classic black top and it looked great!

    Great outfit! x

    Michelle
    dressingwithstyle-s.com

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