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Black And White Outfit Ideas For A Cocktail Party

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When it comes to color combos, you can’t go wrong with black and white. The dynamic duo proves time and time again that they pair oh-so well together, whether sported by way of a standout, printed getup or simple, subdued separates. For your next cocktail party, look to these three ensembles as inspiration to employ the classic color palette.

The Inspiration: Sienna Miller

Try contrasting stripes à la Sienna with a classic button-down paired with an asymmetrical skirt.

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Americana Choker

$98

Jules Smith

Heeled Sandals

$820

Sonia Rykiel

Striped Silk Shirt

$265

The Kooples

Clift Stripe Pencil Skirt

$498

A.L.C.

The Inspiration: Amal Clooney

Though Amal's black and white ensemble is actually a one-piece Giambattista Valli frock, recreate the look by throwing a floaty, lightweight cape over a simple shift dress.

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Canvas Jacket

$1,250

Delpozo

Tunic Dress

$80

Topshop

Satin Pumps

$1,319

Charlotte Olympia

Double-Gem Cuff Earrings

$39

Wanderlust + Co

The Inspiration: Kristen Stewart

Not only reserved for daytime, a midi skirt looks striking in an optic white hue. Bare a bit of shoulder with a thin-strapped tank and add some extra edge to your makeup with a healthy dose of liquid eyeliner.

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Auto-Graphique Eyeliner

$42

Surratt

Alana Platform Sandal

$750

Jimmy Choo

Cotton Midi Skirt

$2,235

Loewe

Layered Top

$50

Zara