Black and white may seem kind of basic, what with red, yellow, and pink dominating our fashion feeds for the last few months. But celebs are proving the classic combo never gets old, as evidenced by their slayage on red carpets of late. They’re giving us all the outfit inspo for pretty much every real-life dress-up occasion (for those of us who don’t typically make appearances in front of a step and repeat). See what we mean below and get ready to shift into neutral like a pro.

Holiday Party

Leave it to the boss Reese Witherspoon to show us all how to do party season in style. Not only does she look like a gloriously stylish present, but she upped the ante by pairing her Stella McCartney stunner LBD with white pumps instead of reaching for basic black. (Photo via Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Date Night

Yes, Heidi Klum still looks like this. And yes, we can all cop her sexy look for a night out by throwing a chic, tailored white blazer over a bodysuit (she chose her own Heidi Klum Intimates Allure in Astor style) and leather mini skirt. Easy peasy! (Photo via Steve Granitz/WireImage)

New Year’s Eve

Heather Graham’s beaded Rubin Singer minidress is the stuff midnight kisses were made of. Showing some leg is balanced out by covering up on top. The result? Black (and white) magic. (Photo via Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)

Bachelorette Party

We are totally here for Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s super sexy and un-bridal take on white lace from Lei Lou. Prepping for your own upcoming nuptials? This see-through showstopper might be just the type of thing you need to rock that last hurrah. (Photo via Rachel Murray/Getty)


There are so many reasons we love us some Kate McKinnon, and we’re counting this Narciso Rodriquez beauty among them. Sleek black beading up top and body-skimming white silk below is the winning formal occasion formula you’ve been looking for. (Photo via Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Cocktail Party

Ditch the dress for a night and flip the script like Eva Dolezalova with what we are calling a power tux. You’ll not only turn heads with your serious Marlene Dietrich vibes, but you’ll keep warm on winter nights out. Winning! (Photo via Phillip Faraone/Getty)

Wedding 2.0

If you’re into the alternative bridal thing, Mandy Moore‘s Carolina Herrera might be the perfect inspo pick for you. Ballgown? Check. Tulle? Check. All white everything? Not quite. (Photo via Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

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