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Black and White Fashion

Black and White Fashion

This retro-inspired Louis Vuitton ad from February 2013 InStyle has such a fresh, graphic look with a nice nod to the 60s. Look at those shoes (*sigh*): the Magic Square Pump. They are stunning. The LV Spring 2013 collection featured many looks with this bold, square design. Google "louis vuitton spring 2013" and hit images and you'll be treated to hundreds of photos showing the color range — from lemon yellow and tan, to cocoa, grass green and black. This bold square design has stood the test of time, just like the cousin of the square — the houndstooth — has.

Want to pump up your wardrobe with some bold checks and squares? You can find all the retro pieces shown below on Etsy, while they last.

Adolfo checked straw

hat

Checkered

pump

by Connie

 Vintage Mad Men 1960s pencil

skirt

                  Vintage 1960s Italian square

sunglasses

Vintage 70s Vera "check"

scarf

                           Vintage 1970s

blazer

with checks

     Vintage fabric covered

buttons

                           Vintage 50s purse and gloves

set

   1980s big bow gingham pilgrim

shoes

Designer 1980s does 1950s gingham

dress

Megan Draper's Closet

Megan Draper's Closet

Colorful Afghans

Colorful Afghans