Netflix recently notified me that the first season of Laguna Beach was available for streaming. In case you forgot what this gem of a reality show was, it first aired just as reality TV began to take-off. You might also recall it as the predecessor to reality shows such as The Hills and The City. Being in a state of nostalgia, I decided to watch a few episodes and I came across the “Black & White Affair” episode. I found the title to be quite humorous as only one person was wearing white.
Now, provided you agree with me, white is not the world’s most flattering color. But since I always like a good challenge, I give you an outfit that is mostly white with some strategically placed black accents.
When I first saw these Free People pants, I was scared because white pants are known to be quite unforgiving and I could have easily looked like a marshmallow. But after trying them on, I was pleasantly surprised because the black stripe down the side really lengthened my legs – marshmallow status averted.
Wanting to stay with the black and white theme of the pants, I chose a cream sweater that had an unexpected cut-out pattern in the back. Since the sweater is a little plain in the front, I added a bold black bib necklace. As for shoes, a pair of combat boots will give you a little edge and a kick in your step.