Stylish Separates for Women: Casual Black and White from Chico’s

Last Updated on October 11, 2023 by Candi Randolph

There are so many stylish separates for women, where do you start? For me, the go-to choice for beautiful women’s fashion is always black and white.

There is something classy and stylish, whether the look is casual or more formal, about combining black and white. And where better to choose our separates from than Chicos?

stylish separates for women from Chicos

Chico’s clothing is known for its classic stylings that can move almost effortlessly from day to evening. For some women in midlife, transitioning from work attire to evening, whether it’s casual or more elegant, is a thing of the past. But I know many women in their 50’s and beyond who are managing careers, so flexibility in their outfit choices, including separates, is really important.

Our fashion choices might be centered around a capsule wardrobe, and Chico’s clothing fits perfectly into that definition!

I love working with separates…tops with varying sleeve lengths and necklines, jackets, skirts, slacks, cropped pants…it’s so much fun to see how many different combinations you can put together to change up the look without buying additional pieces. And a couple of dresses that are full of flexibility are on the list, too!

Putting an outfit together for the holidays is almost effortless, and the black/white combination is always stunning. Dress it up with jewelry and your spiffy shoes, and you’re ready to party!

Okay, let’s take a look at some of the pieces I’ve curated for you, classy, casual women’s fashions for 2018 and beyond, in black and white.

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Stylish Separates for Women


black white houndstooth slacks

I love these pull on crop slacks! There is just enough stretch in the fabric, and they sit slightly below the waist. Slim and trim but will work for girls like me with a bit of curve in the hips. $79.50

A black/white neutral-themed outfit always tops my list, and Chico’s suggested separates are perfect!

black white houndstooth slacks outfit

Here are the additional pieces that make up this style:  Scoop Neck Tee, Crystal double strand necklace, Crystal drop earrings

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Skirts and a Tank – Wardrobe Essentials

Classy Casual Separates from Chicos

A black skirt is always a wardrobe essential, and what better piece to pair with it than a white tank?

Ponte Pencil Skirt:  Always a classic, always in style, this slightly stretchy ponte fabric skirt will take you c omfortably through day into evening. $79.50

Reversible Tank in Winter Drift:  Have your choice of a scoop neck or a boat neck with this reversible tank in Winter Drift white. Such a versatile piece in a wardrobe of separates. $49.00

Jordana Skirt:  Travel friendly, wrinkle resistant swingy style skirt that pulls on with an elastic waistband. My kind of skirt – it can go anywhere and look great! $69.00

The Essential Black Pant…Which Style Works for You?

Black Pant Styles from Chicos

It’s probably a fair statement to say that we all have at least one pair of black pants in our wardrobe, probably more. And as you would expect, this little friend is offered in a number of fits and styles.

Some work better than others for our individual figures, but everyone has a style that they feel comfortable in…I know I do!

Left to right:

1.  Comfort Waist Straight Leg Pants – love these pants, with the hidden elastic waistband and functional front pockets. $89.00

2. Ankle Leggings – cotton/spandex blend with exclusive Hidden Fit technology to slim the tummy. $69.50

3. Ponte Tapered Ankle Pants – slightly stretching fabric, with a length that just hits the ankle. These slacks will take you through the entire day in style and comfort. $79.50

4. Hutton Wide Leg Pants  – pull on styling, sits just below the waist, and the travel friendly fabric is awesome! $69.00

5. Bootcut Pants  – the wide legs will show off your really cool shoes! The slimming technology works wonders through the waist, hip and thighs. $89.50

Love these Black and White Dresses from Chicos!

From a casual lunch to a formal evening affair, these dresses from Chicos will take you wherever your social calendar calls.

Classic looks with a stylish and sometimes unexpected twist, and the hemlines vary from just above the knee to maxi length. I appreciate that clothing from Chicos is moderately priced, so you can put an outfit together within reason.

Flare Sleeved Dress

The slight stretch to the nylon/spandex fabric, bateau neckline and flared 3/4 length sleeves give this form flattering dress a chic and stylish look. All you need is some simple jewelry to complete the outfit.  $99.00

Ruche Sleeved Dress

As we say…you can’t go wrong in a little black dress, and the wrinkle resistant, away from the body styling with ruched sleeves is such a classy look! Styled to hit just at the knees or slightly above, it’s a comfortable style for any age. Dress it up for evening or wear as is for a more casual setting.  $89.50

Scarf Maxi Dress

Black, white, paisley and scarf hem…what more could you ask for? Comfortable and stylish with long sleeves, jewel neckline and button closure.  $149.00

Medallion Maxi Dress

A comfy style that gives you an ‘away from the body’ fit, with a beautiful medallion print and tassel trim. If I wore this dress I would definitely hunt down the sandals worn by this model 🙂 You can look stunning and stylish for hours!  $119.00

Reversible Solid to Print Black Dress

Two dress looks for one price…how cool is that? Your ‘little black dress’ transforms into a pretty black and white print on demand. A comfy fit, 3/4 length sleeves and jewel neckline complete the look. I love this idea!  $119.00

Black and White in Tops, Sweaters, and Jackets from the Zenergy Line

Paisley Tee

Love this happy and bright paisley pattern tee with 3/4 sleeves and scoop neckline. (The jeans shown are pretty cool, too 🙂  $59.50

Striped Jacket

Mix of knit and 4-way stretch Neema fabric, shirt tail hemline, collar and long sleeves create a very interesting look – perfect for layering!  $109.00

Striped Half-Zip Top

This is the perfect top for my style! With 3/4 sleeves, a zip neckline for flexibility and slight stretch to the fabric, it’s perfect for a casual look.  $69.50

Mixed Stripe Tunic

A mix of stripe patterns and a cowl neckline. long sleeves and length make this a stylish look with slim pants or jeans. Cowl necklines are cool!  $79.50

More Stylish Separates for Women from Chicos

Black and White Separates from Chicos

Clockwise from upper left:

Convertible Striped Tank: Change up the look of this slimming black/white vertical striped tank simply by turning it around! Scoop neck or V-neck…you choose!  $59.00

Striped Maxi Skirt: Whirl and swirl wherever you go with the chevron sides/horizontal front striped maxi skirt. This would look great with a black, or white, or even a brightly colored top. $89.50

High-Low Jacket:  Always one of my favorite pieces, this subtle high-low black jacket has it all. Open front, long sleeves (I like to push them up sometimes) and wrinkle resistant fabric make this a great find! $99.00

Pleated Chiffon-Hem Tunic: Such a unique and classy take on a simple white tunic top…the asymmetrical chiffon pleating at the bottom gives it instant style and panache. Pair it with slim slacks and you’ve got a winner every time. $89.50

I could go on and on, curating these stylish separates for women from Chico’s. The choices are many, and as women in midlife, it’s encouraging to find a fashion source that considers our perspective, keeping in mind that we like to be fun and casual, and certainly don’t want to dress like old ladies!

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8 thoughts on “Stylish Separates for Women: Casual Black and White from Chico’s”

    1. Thanks Sue…this photo was taken a few weeks ago, before I wrote the post, so I was wearing neutrals rather than black and white. But that is one of my favorite tops, so thank you! xo

  1. I love the way you paired all of these items! I have never shopped at Chico’s before, but I’m definitely adding it to my list!

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