I'm so bored seeing the black and white pattern trend that practically everywhere. It emerges as a stripe, check mat and huge hound's tooth, on pants, skirt , dress , shoes everywhere. Although I'm a big fan of black and white, I can't stand it any more. I want to see another color another pattern. Other thing aside the stripe, checkmate and hound's tooth. Beside living in tropical country where the sun shine 365 days a year, and in the corner of drier season. The sun shine brightly to the point it hurts my eyes. Those pattern for me look like a square concrete building in the middle of desert. Hot weather + Strong structure = Harsh Rash.
I would propose this frill effect style. A frill detail on the end of the sleeves, on the collar , and skirt give an instant touch of femininity. Soften all the harsh. and added fun detail to the plain outfit.