SHOULDER | LESS

August 3, 2016

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Basic black and white doesn’t have to be just that – basic. I often wear all black, all white, or black and white together and have found that the trick to wearing these monochromatic colors is to mix textures and designs together to create an outfit that pops.

This Bronet top from VICI Collection isn’t just your typical off the shoulder top. The subtle peek-a-boo slit across the top of the shirt adds an edgy detail to the look. I love the luxe fabric of this shirt and the fact that it isn’t super fitted nor cropped. This top can be worn tucked in or tucked out making it versatile to wear with basically anything from skinny jeans, leggings, or denim cut-offs.

I paired this chic top with white, skinny jeans also from VICI Collection. The ultra soft denim with the ankle zipper details and subtle fray at the hem make this the perfect pair of white jeans. Who says you can’t wear white after Labor Day, because I will be rocking these skinnies year round from winter whites to summer neutrals.

Be sure to check out VICI Collection for their affordable and trendy clothes!

// Key Pieces (scroll below for full details) //

Statement Piece | Peek-a-Boo OTS Top (sold out but see below for similar styles)
Investment Piece | Balenciaga Bag (if you haven’t noticed, Balenciaga keeps it’s iconic studs and structure of bags year after year making their pieces worth the price)
Style Tip | Minimal doesn’t mean you can’t make a statement. A simple peek-a-boo cutout can be equally eye catching as a bold, vibrant color.

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Thank you to VICI Collection for sponsoring this post.

Top | VICI Collection (sold out but check back because they update and replenish their stock daily!) similar tops here, here, here, here, and here
Jeans | VICI Collection (exact link) similar styles here, here, and here
Sunglasses | Kapten & Son similar styles here and here
Hat | J. Crew similar here, here, and here
Bag | Balenciaga (old) similar styles here, here, and here
Shoes | Casadei (old) other favorite styles here, here, here, and here

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41 comments

4evajessie August 3, 2016 at 6:52 pm

i really like your shoes! omg they look so sexy on you <3

xx
Jessie
http://www.4evajessie.com

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dailykongfidence August 3, 2016 at 10:06 pm

Thank you Jessie. I love my high heels as you know. =)

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Marie August 3, 2016 at 9:17 pm

You look so beautiful in all your shots! The top and jeans are really really cute!

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dailykongfidence August 3, 2016 at 10:06 pm

Thanks Marie, I love all of your flattering comments. =) Yes, this outfit is definitely one you can wear from day to night!

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Christina Braccia August 3, 2016 at 10:57 pm

Seriously Christine you always look so perfect! I can’t even handle how great you make a simple black and white outfit look. Your styling skills are always so on point!

xo Christina
http://christinabeex3.com/

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dailykongfidence August 4, 2016 at 8:28 am

Thank you Christina, your are just too sweet! The edgy cut out on the top of this off the shoulder definitely makes it different than the other ots tops! Add a great pair of heels and your outfit is done! =)

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Sharon Wu of Style Lullaby August 3, 2016 at 11:31 pm

You are stunning, Christine! I’m sure you’ve heard this many times already 😉 haha love your hat here! I feel it really adds a little something to your overall look. Oh, and I also can’t get enough of good OTS tops! 🙂 xo, sharon

http://www.stylelullaby.com

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dailykongfidence August 4, 2016 at 8:29 am

Thank you Sharon. I’m not typically a hat person but whenever I see someone else wearing one, it makes me want to wear one too. I like the “vacay” vibe the hat adds. And yes, I can live with the ots trend for another year or more. Hehe.

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Sarah-Allegra August 4, 2016 at 4:39 am

You’re always so gorgeous, Christine! I totally agree with you: black and white doesn’t have to be just basic … I think wearing it in layers in winter or in different textures in summer makes basic outfits so interesting and not boring at all! I totally love your black top’s cut!!

xx Sarah-Allegra
http://www.fashionequalsscience.com

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dailykongfidence August 4, 2016 at 8:30 am

Totally agree Sarah-Allegra! I can’t wait for the cooler months to layer on lots of different textures. Black and white will always be chic even in the summer!

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Lora August 4, 2016 at 5:38 am

I just love your off-shoulder top with the slits. These are so in right now!

Xx, Lora | http://www.cherrycolastyle.com

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dailykongfidence August 4, 2016 at 8:32 am

They are, aren’t they Lora?! And because there are SOOO many off the shoulder options these days, it’s nice to find one that isn’t like everything else.

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Gabrielle August 4, 2016 at 9:11 am

Oh wow, what a stylish look! The top is really special and you wear the white jeans SO well – few people can pull them off so well! Also, those have to be the highest heels I’ve seen in a long time haha, they’re gorgeous!

aglassofice.com
x

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dailykongfidence August 4, 2016 at 12:15 pm

Thank you Gabrielle! White jeans are definitely difficult, especially because they show everything from the backs of your thighs to the pocket linings, but these are a good mix of soft and thick enough to not show everything. I am a shortie at 5’3″ so the higher the heel, the better for me. Haha.

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Diana Li August 4, 2016 at 9:11 am

I love all white looks actually! I tend to shy away from black tops though because it blends w/ my hair! I know that’s a weird reason. But the fact that the top is off shoulder shows just enough skin so it doesnt blend w/ black hair!
cheers!
http://www.seaofblush.com

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dailykongfidence August 4, 2016 at 12:16 pm

I love all white too! I never thought about black tops blending in with my hair, but now that you mention it, that makes sense! I will definitely have to be mindful about that in the future when I take pics. =) But that being said, yes, an ots black top will solve that blending hair issue.

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Amy August 4, 2016 at 11:53 am

Tbh, you would look good in anything ; ) but love this black and white outfit – so simple but so good!

xx, Amy
http://www.theluxilook.com

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dailykongfidence August 4, 2016 at 12:17 pm

You are so sweet Amy, but I think that about YOU!!

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Jessi Malay August 4, 2016 at 3:09 pm

Obsessed with those heels!

XO, Jessi
http://www.mywhiteT.com

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dailykongfidence August 5, 2016 at 8:27 am

Thank you Jessi! I am definitely a lover of high heels! =)

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Joti August 4, 2016 at 4:59 pm

Girl, those are some killer heels!! I love this whole ensemble.

http://www.stylebymemory.com

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dailykongfidence August 5, 2016 at 8:28 am

Thank you Joti! Something about black and white that always works, right?

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Anya Dryagina August 4, 2016 at 6:46 pm

amazing outfit! I love black and white looks!))
http://www.recklessdiary.ru

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dailykongfidence August 5, 2016 at 8:29 am

Thank you Anya, me too! When in doubt, always go black, white, or both! =) Have a great Friday!

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Miki August 5, 2016 at 1:11 am

You look pretty. This off the shoulder top is so great! My whole closet if filled with them right now. Such a fantastic trend. So obsessed!

Xo,
Miki
http://mikialamode.com

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dailykongfidence August 5, 2016 at 8:29 am

Isn’t the off the shoulder trend one of the best right now? Have a fabulous weekend Miki!

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Julia (The Velvet Runway) August 5, 2016 at 5:38 am

I love this black and white outfit – you are simply stunning!
The top is amazing and those heels are to die for!
Julia x
http://www.thevelvetrunway.com

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dailykongfidence August 5, 2016 at 8:30 am

Thanks Julia, you are too sweet. This top is definitely a great basic off the shoulder to have because it can be worn with anything!

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Kavya August 5, 2016 at 7:26 am

Loving this black and white outfit on you!! You look absolutely stunning babe!! <3 <3

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dailykongfidence August 5, 2016 at 8:30 am

Thank you Kavya! You are so sweet. Have a great weekend babe!

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emily August 5, 2016 at 8:29 am

Killer look babe! You look incredible! Love a good black and white outfit and you have definitely styled this one to perfection!
x Emily
http://shedoes.com.au

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yuka August 5, 2016 at 10:19 am

agreed! this is not the basic black and white look at all! you look so fierce girl! loving those heels!

http://www.prettyinleather.net

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dailykongfidence August 5, 2016 at 10:42 am

Thank you so much Yuka. There is so much you can do with basic black and white to not make it so basic! Have a great weekend lovely!

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Jenn Hanft August 7, 2016 at 5:30 am

This look is stunning! I love the black and white minimalism and how well balanced the two are throughout the look. That OTS is so stellar and those heels are to die for!

XO Jenn
http://www.jennsemble.com

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dailykongfidence August 7, 2016 at 9:47 pm

Thank you Jenn! You just can’t go wrong with black and white in my opinion! I hope you had a great weekend babe!

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Katrina Fernandez August 8, 2016 at 1:25 am

You fabulous whatever you wear! You so amazing. I really love your style.

xoxo,
Katrina

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dailykongfidence August 8, 2016 at 10:58 am

You are too sweet Katrina, thank you!

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Erika August 10, 2016 at 2:02 am

You wear both colors so well!! And yesss black and white doesn’t have to be basic at all and I think you just proved that:) Love it Christine
xo
Erika
http://www.wanderwithlove.co

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dailykongfidence August 10, 2016 at 8:58 am

Thank you Erika, you are always so sweet!

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Margot August 10, 2016 at 5:29 am

Nice black and white look !
Love the off shoulder top.
xx,
Margot
https://troughthepasturesofthesky.com/

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dailykongfidence August 10, 2016 at 9:01 am

You can’t go wrong with basic black and white, right?

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