Black and White Print Spring Trend

spring fashion trends for moms

Black and white with a pop of brights. It’s the perfect way to bring spring into your wardrobe if the weather isn’t 100% cooperating. Since we all know that black and white is once again super cool–I shopped my closet for a top that worked the trend. This one was a score from a TJMaxx trip.

Since it’s stil in the 40s here in NYC, I don’t feel silly wearing my coated denim 3 x 1 jeans. They look like leather, but have the more relaxed feel of denim. I’ve been wearing them a ton this winter since they have a slim look that tucks so nicely into boots. The boot are now on the THIRD sole. You know I walk a ton. These boots have  been around for five years now. I just keep shining them and re-soling them and they look great.

how to wear black and while

Now let’s talk accessories. Since I am baring arms, I went with a few pieces–my big (and very temperamental–it’s broken twice in 6 months) Marc Jacobs watch and bangle from Stella & Dot.

The bag is from Brahmin. I’m toting the Sloane Satchel ($345). It’s embossed leather to look like croc–it does indeed look expensive and has a superb vintage appeal. The bag is perfect for anyone who likes to feel organized. Inside there’s a interior zip pocket, two organizer pockets, jewelry pocket, penloops and key clips.

sloane bag from brahmin

Now I want to know how you are getting through these last few weeks of winter. And those of you in warm climates….keep the sunny fashions coming. I’m jealous but love them all! We’ve got a HUGE incentive to link this week.

Win it! One lucky fashionista is going to win a Sloane Camera Bag ($195) from Brahmin. It’s the perfect size for a small camera or your phone and other small essentials. In chartreuse, part of the la scala collection for spring 2013.

brahmin camera bag

Monday Mingle is a fashionable collaboration between me, Jill from Glamamom and Kristin fromBonBonRoseGirls. Each week we post about our personal style and then invite our friends to join in the fun. Today I get to play host. We rotate each week. Everyone is invited!

All photos from © and may not be re-printed without express permission. This NYC studio is beyond fabulous and the host of our fashion shoots.

Momtrends was not paid for this post. We do get most of the samples that we show as gifts. Giveaway details: Winner must be 18 years or older and a US Resident. No purchase necessary. Winner will be notified via email with the specifics on how to claim their prize. Contest ends 3/24/13 at Midnight EST. Winners will be picked by By entering this contest, you will automatically be signing up for the Momtrends newsletter.

  • Oh my! That camera bag is too cute! You look fab in that dress mam!!!

    • momtrends

      Thanks Tami. I’m loving following along with the news on your fashion shoot in Miami!

  • April

    Cute look, Nicole! I’ve been trying to rework my closet as much as possible…I can’t wait for warmer temps either!

    I want that camera bag!!


  • sheree@itsnotthatdeep

    I love this print look gorgeous!!!

  • Love how how that gorgeous bag pops against the b&w print!

    • momtrends

      Color! It’s all about color!

  • Alison @ Get Your Pretty On

    That bag is just perfection! Love it.

    • momtrends

      Thanks Alison. Brahmin is doing such great things.

  • Love that bright yellow bag! Perfect for spring!!

    • momtrends

      I know! It’s great for standing out in a crowd!

  • Marie Valmond

    That bag is SO awesome! 🙂

    • momtrends

      Thanks Marie. Good luck with the giveaway!

  • Jenny @ Babblings of a Mommy

    I loooove this outfit! Black and white with a pop of color – so chic!


    • momtrends

      Thanks Jenny!

  • So in love with this neon bag!!!! What a great way to bring some pop of color to the look! And you look stunning!!!!

    • momtrends

      Thanks Elena, I’m having so much fun with the spring trends!

  • Wow! Black and white is always classy and you look terrific in that dress. It’s the perfect canvas for that bag 😉

    Spashionista (Alicia)

    • momtrends

      Thanks Alicia. It does make the bag stand out.

  • Tia Harmon

    That bag is amazing!

  • Oh to Be a Muse

    That’s a beautiful bag, and I really love that black and white is in for spring. I just did some shopping at Marshalls (same parent company as TJ Maxx) and I loved it!

  • Love the bag, Nicole! It goes so well with the black and white prints. I have a pair of investment boots similar to yours which I keep re-soling and polishing – once I get a comfy pair I can’t bear to let them go!

  • That bag is fabulously stunning I am off to check out the whole collection! I love your top too!

  • Jo-Lynne Shane

    I LOVE. THAT BAG. You are going to get me into trouble again!

  • We’re blog post twinsies today! 🙂 Love the bag!

  • Alicia @MommyDelicious

    That bag?! The perfect pop of color and totally a win!

  • Emily_Joyce

    I love the black and white trend, and adding that neon bag is the perfect accessory! So springy!

  • Love this bag! I so cannot even deal with the weather right now… ice storm! Ugh.

  • Glamamom

    J’adore that pop of color!

  • Happinessatmidlife

    I love your outfit with the pop of neon! Looks like a great bag!


  • So jealous of the bare arms – it’s snowing where we are!!!

  • your satchel is amazing!! why do I not own one??

  • You are so fabulous! The bag is to die for….I need a pop of color for Spring!