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The black-and-white color combination is one that's tried and true, though admittedly, it can sometimes lack luster. It's easy to fall back on a white tee and black skinnies for uninspired days, but the simple act of adding texture or introducing new proportions can instantly update the classic pairing.

Here, we've done just that and styled crisp white waistcoats with black culottes. Between the tailored top and the wide-leg pant silhouette, the two together create a fresh, flattering, and office-friendly outfit. Shop three of our choice pairings, below.

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Shop the pieces: Intermix vest, $475; intermixonline.com. Proenza Schouler culottes; $1,050; kirnazabete.com.

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Shop the pieces: Iris & Ink vest, $195; theoutnet.com. TOME culottes, $585; net-a-porter.com.

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Shop the pieces: River Island vest, $110; us.riverisland.com. Topshop culottes, $80; topshop.com.