Perfect Pairings: Black, White and Stripes

On Monday I covered outfit pairings for Portofino Shirts  for the visible spectrum of colors (see it here). But that left out a few of my favorites: black, white, and stripes. So today's post is dedicated to outfit ideas from dressy to casual for those colors (or non-colors, if we're being scientific).

White Portofino (Buy it here):

Black Portofino (Buy it here):

Contrast Piping Portofino (Buy it here):

Striped Portofino (Buy it here):

I had to give a few extra outfit options for white because it seems to be the most popular and it was too hard to choose just three! For this round of looks, every single outfit except one used a Portofino Shirt. I'll leave it to you to see if you can figure out which one of these things is not like the other!

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  1. The stripe portofino is my favorite, along with the black piping and plaid. I am dying to get my new finos (my new nickname for portofino), it's so hard to wait for this darn sale.


  2. I looked at Portofino's on Monday after your post and they were buy one, get one 50% off. Should I jump on that deal or is there a bigger sale coming up? Thanks!

    Doused In Pink

    1. If you get on the Express Email list you can get $25 off $75 right now. So if you combine that with the B1G1 50% off deal, that's a pretty good deal. (You would also have to get one printed Portofino and one Solid, otherwise your total falls just under $75 so you'd have to add something else.) Storewide 40% off is still a little better deal than that if you want the absolute best deal. And they do that several times a year. They'll probably do it Memorial Day, but not sure if they'll do a random sale sooner. I hope!

  3. I love Song of style, her outfit is the best! :)



  4. There is something about a black top, jeans, and black shoes outfit. It's so simple, but so classic. Another great compiliation!

  5. i think the white and striped ones are my favourite. i think i need to try one on before i buy it though, i am just starting to realise that i need tall sizes in some shirts so that they sit where they are supposed to with pants. if that makes sense. anyway! i can't tell which one is not like the other, is it the erika thomas one?

  6. Yes! You are correct! That's the one. :) And definitely try before you buy. It may not work for everyone. Such is life. :)

  7. Yes! You are correct! That's the one. :) And definitely try before you buy. It may not work for everyone. Such is life. :)

  8. This yellow keeps popping up and now you are making want to go out and buy yellow pieces for my wardrobe (even though yellow is not the focus of this post or Mondays!) You work wonders even when you don't mean to!!! This is another great reference post my friend! Love it!

  9. I need to give that piping another go around. Though that was definitely my favorite pairing with the Olive pants! And I don't wear my black and white portofinos enough! So strange!

  10. See...I've been thinking I *need* a white portofino (and had intentions on getting one when Carylee was here, but diverted to the blue floral instead)...this just solidifies that I do need a white one! Love these non-color options...each one makes a great outfit!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

  11. Gina, when I walk into Express and see the walls covered in Portofino shirts from one dazzling color to next I want them all! I think I may go for a white one next, it's a must have color!


  12. You are so dangerous with your portofino shirt sharing. I need to buy more. It really is the perfect shirt.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  13. I need to buy a plain white portofino. I just realized the other day that I don't have one. I have the contrast piping one but sometimes it's nice to just have a plain one.

  14. Great looks! I love the white ones the best.

  15. I'm so all about black, white and stripes so really loving all these options! Definitely need to get one of these Portofino's such a classic looking top. Thanks for more style inspiration Gina:)

  16. The white portofino is my favorite I think! I go back and forth between stripes and dots, but you can't go wrong with a crisp white blouse. I just wore my green one yesterday and I need to begin putting them all in rotation again. I've been so addicted to the Barcelona that I'm neglecting my portofinos

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  18. Love how the ladies wore every item here. I got the stripe portofino now, and I honestly can't wait to wear it.

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

  19. Gorgeous looks! Love stripes with pops of color!

  20. "Song of style" lady is my new favorite blogger! She's gorgeous!

  21. We all know I love a good portofino! Seriously, I have so many of them! I like this addition with the black and white! Such gorgeous choices! I seriously could own this shirt in every single color!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  22. Feeling pretty cool because I totally have the white and striped Portofinos in my closet, yessss. :) Great looks!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  23. I have yet to try the Portofino shirts - great round up of all the colors and stripes/trims!

    Daily Style Finds

  24. Seriously need to add one of these to my wardrobe! The colors are amazing and I think I could wear it year round here in CA! Thanks for the great round up! XO ~ Casey @ A Little Bit of Cheer


  25. Totally gorg compilation, so simple, but so chic.

  26. What a great basic and so many cute styling ideas! Love that contrast shirt especially! Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday, Gina!
    Dawn Lucy

  27. I love the black portofino looks. All the looks are cute but those are my fave!

  28. I love the pipping one - it's so pretty. Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you Thursday.



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