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Too often black and white become the safe color-combo for girls on-the-go. Just because your black and white capri pants like to make an appearance on casual Friday, you don't have to succumb to a boring monotone day. Wearing a pop of color or whimsical pattern with your classic capris gives your outfit energy and brighten a room -- all while unleashing your personal style.
Make a lenient work dress code work in your favor. If the boss has approved ankle-baring capris in the workplace, look professional and pretty. Slip into a demure kitten heel and a solid color-coordinating blouse with a modest neckline. If you have chosen sassy bubblegum-pink or lemon-yellow accessories, slightly tone down the look with a black or white cardigan to match your capri pants. While you want co-workers to admire your chic style, you want your boss focused on your talent and ideas. For a subdued look without layers, opt for pastel tops.
Transition your black or white capris to evening by changing your top. For a sizzling one-on-one date with your significant other slip into a black, plunging V-neck or strapless top. Keep your colorful heels in place to add a focal point to your simple outfit. If you're headed for the dance floor with your gal pals and want all eyes on you, pair your capris with bold colors or patterns. Vibrant geometric shapes, chic paisley swirls or your dare-to-wear electric-lime top will turn heads.
If you're headed out to lunch with the girls, keep your look simple. A pastel-colored tank with a feminine ruffle neckline looks classy paired with your most comfortable black flats. If you're headed somewhere edgy, slip into a gunmetal-shimmery top with your favorite smoky-silver heels. At all costs, avoid the No 1 dreaded black-and-white fashion faux pas. Never wear a crisp white top with black capri pants unless you work at a restaurant and plan to take your friend's orders.
Some family functions require a bit of fashion constraint and creativity. Avoid the "she's boring" comments by skipping tan, cream or gray coordinates with your black or white capris. When you don't want to overwhelm grandparents or give the wrong signal to in-laws, black and white become a great fall-back color combo. Slip a cobalt-blue tailored blazer over a crisp black cotton shirt for a formal gathering. For a casual event, don a black or white feminine, fitted T-shirt cinched with a colorful skinny belt. Then carry a colorful patterned day bag that plays off your belt color.