Black & Blanco

Chicago personal stylist Jessica Sturdy wearing a white denim skirt with black accessories and a straw bag.

There’s nothing I love more than pairing a chunky sweater with shorts or a skirt. It’s the ultimate juxtaposition, especially in these wishy-washy months where the temperature goes back and forth from summer to fall. You know I live for a cozy, oversized sweater and I’ll take any excuse to extend bare leg season for as long as humanly possible. Keep it classic with black and white and you’ve got a fool-proof outfit that will work, no matter what season you’re dealing with that morning.

Chicago beauty blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a white denim skirt with a straw bag and black aviators.

I paired it with my go-to straw bag to keep things casual, but still matchy-matchy. I got this Kayu tote monogrammed on Moda Operandi a few years ago and it’s still one of my favorite things in my closet!

Chicago blogger Jessica Sturdy styling a black sweater with a white denim mini skirt and a straw tote.

Chicago fashion blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a black sweater with a white denim skirt, black aviators, M.Gemi sandals, and a Kayu straw bag.

Chicago blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins wearing a white denim skirt, black sweater, lace-up sandals from M. Gemi, and a Kayu Designs pom pom tote.

Get the Look…

Calypso Sweater (old; similar here, here, & here)
Vineyard Vines White Denim Skirt (sold out; similar here, here, & here)
M.Gemi Black Lace-Up Sandals (old; similar here & here)
Kayu St Tropez Monogrammed Straw Tote (on sale here! also available here & here!)
Black & Gold Aviators (got them in Australia, but this pair, these, these, & these are similar!)

Chicago travel blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins styling a black sweater with a white skirt for a cute fall outfit.

What are some of your go-to outfits in this up-and-down weather where it’s chilly one day and hot the next?!

Chicago travel blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins wearing a black and white outfit that's perfect for the summer to fall transition.

Chicago style blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins wearing a white denim skirt with a monogrammed straw tote by Kayu Designs.

Chicago lifestyle blogger Jessica Sturdy styling a pair of Le Specs Prince Aviators with a monogrammed black and white straw tote by Kayu Designs.

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4 Comments

  1. 10.6.18
    Allie commented:

    Love the black and white and the sweater with the skirt! My go to is a long sleeved dress
    xAllie
    http://www.theallthatglittersblog.com

  2. 10.6.18
    Briana commented:

    I love the color blocking of this!

    Briana
    https://beyoutifulbrunette.com/

  3. 10.7.18
    Mary Kate commented:

    So Chic! Loving your hair in these pictures.

  4. 10.8.18
    Logan commented:

    Oh my goodness, I love this black and white outfit. This sweater is so perfect for fall and winter!

    xo Logan
    https://peculiarporter.com