As simple as black and white…

Black and white is my colour combo staple. Yes, sometimes I dabble in a lil’ grey or even navy blue but other than my wardrobe is predominantly black and white. And most of it street wear. I don’t belong to a gang. Or own a skateboard. Or do a lot of sport so I suppose the term leisure wear would be more apt. I definitely do a lot of leisure-ing. So in honour of my favourite colour combo here comes my current black and white wishlists. Do not adjust your sets. There is no colour here….

1. The Beatles CDG striped long sleeve

£105.00 Dover Street Market

This little beaut would just glide into my wardrobe and make friends immediately. I see it with black carhartt dungarees and Nike blazers for a super cute “I may be in jail” look as for some reason this screams Elvis Jailhouse Rock to me….

2. High sweatshirt

£44.90 The Dudes Factory

Yes this is men’s but oh sweet lord is there any better feeling than being pretty much swallowed by an oversized black wrap of fleece-lined uggggghhhhhness. The Dudes Factory a.k.a my favourite shop on the entire planet specialise in simple bold black and white designs and this little fella is right on the top of my Christmas list.

3. Vans sk8 hi in black & gum


I only saw these on instagram the other day and my poor husband Mat has been tasked with the mission of GET THESE FOR ME (I’m not as demanding as I sound, promise). Currently only available on the US site these will be on my feet soon one way or another.

PS these also come in white and ugh pink.

PPS gum does not count as a colour ‘kay?

4. Carhartt anchorage parka in Sonora

£185 Carhartt

Now I know, this guy is all a bit Stay Another Day video but work with me here. I have recently bought the Anchorage in black (no shit!) and sweet jesus it is amazing. I live in the north where we have already gone well below zero several times this autumn but with this baby on your back you wouldn’t even know….apart from the fact you’re scraping ice off your car at 7 in the morning. So anyways, I am so in love with that jacket that it makes sense to me to want another one to, y’know, double my happiness. In all seriousness though, these jackets are so brilliant so much so we have just bought Mat the burgundy one. We look so niche on our little matchy jackety dog walks let me tell you.

Bad luck skulls longsleeve

£36 P&Co

I’ve never known much about p&co but when I saw Lucy Molloy in this badboy on instagram I became very very interested. No, I do not need another black and white longsleeve but hey…

5. Am I Demon Ringer

£25 Babe Cave

Sucker for that white on black ringer colourway but add Danzig and a “support your local girl gang” ethos and I am sold. Santa baby…

6.Carhartt WIP college sweater

£65 ASOS

I can almost feel how super soft this little monkey is just by looking at it. And this is my favourite ASOS model RN too. We’ll just call it fate.

7. Kids sk8-mid reissue V shoes

£35 (before discount) Vans

Finally we have what I think are the cutest little pair of velcro classic Vans. These are actually sitting on my desk at work waiting for me but I refuse to go in to work on a day off so they will just have to wait for me for one more day. So technically as I do not physically have them yet they can still be counted on a Wish List.

Mat called these “special shoes” because they have velcro but I don’t care. I will be there with my shoes on in a nano second waiting for everyone and their regular ol’ shoelace tying tomfoolery. The Velcro may have already given this away but these are in fact kids shoes  but they run up to a size 5 so, along with a 30% Black Friday discount were a bit of a bloody bargain.
I originally bought these for biking as the Duane Peters Alcatraz boots that I currently wear are becoming more and more fossilised each ride and are somewhat of a (tantrum-inducing-screaming-bloody-pain-in-the-arse) struggle to get on and off but the more I look at these the more I think I want to wear them with with black jeans or leather leggings, an oversized sweatshirt or a white tee and black denim jacket. Hell I should’ve bought two bloody pairs.

So there goes it. My ultimate black and white list. I think I’m going to do another post on my favourite black and white pieces in my wardrobe (i.e. the only pieces in my wardrobe) but for now there you have it. Thank you for reading and pleeeeeeass feel free to point me in the direction of your favourite black and white pieces. I seriously cannot get enough.



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