Zephaniah's Checkmate Collection
Zephaniah Clothing principal Nickishia Baylis in the Madison Mini Dress.

Monochromatic capsule wardrobes are a styling shortcut to putting together outfits that never fail to look good. And Nickishia Baylis — who helms fashion brand Zephaniah Clothing — agrees. She recently dropped the Checkmate Collection, a chic capsule inspired by fashion's most iconic shade duo: Black and white.

The palette is neutral and the pieces are the kind of basics you'll have in your wardrobe forever. "The collection perfectly reflects our customer. She is strong yet subtle, modern yet timeless, hard-working yet easy-going. We empower her to embrace her complexity with looks that are feminine yet strong, sensual yet sophisticated, attractive yet approachable, because we believe that no woman is any one thing," Baylis told Tuesday Style Fashion (TSF).

Head to brunch in the flirty gingham mini, wear the Esther halter as a day dress transitioning to night with strappy heels and gold accessories, or channel your inner bohemian in the Kyleigh Kimono set. No matter your style preference, there's something in the Checkmate Collection for every occasion.

Bora Bora beach dress .
Esther halter dress.
Esther halter dress.
Kyleigh kimono and palazzo.
TCM limited-edition Tent dress .

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