Coco Chanel once said: "Women think of all colours, except the absence of colour. Black has it all. White, too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony." And who are we to argue? It is a classic combination and a sure-fire route to style. So with that in mind you can afford to play a little this party season with zebra print gloves, a quirky camera-shaped clutch, or a jewelled evening bag or perhaps some sunglasses complete with a reclining leopard.
Gloves, £70, Dents; sunglasses, £480, Anna Karin Karlsson; jewelled bag, £450, Gedebe: clutch, £410, Ashlyn’D (available at Fenwick Bond Street)