One of my best friends called recently and was a bit flustered with outfit dilemmas for a dinner date which included her boyfriend and his family. That got me thinking about classic pieces and how we can mix them up to be fashionable and chic. But, also, how we can incorporate these classics in a way that makes us feel feminine and sexy. I find these are typically questions women ask themselves while rummaging thru the closet trying to find the perfect outfit that makes them feel happy and confident. After all…if we feel good, we look good!
All black outfits will never fail you. They are simple, clean, timeless, and slimming! Not to mention, all black can be worn any time of day and for all occasions. Even if you’re attending a wedding, baby shower, etc. that are typically light and colorful events, you can still wear an all black look. Just add a touch of color with your shoe and jewelry choices.
I geared this particular outfit towards an evening look as I had my friend in mind with her recent dinner date dilemma. A classic pair of black trousers and a black blouse should be staples in anyone’s closet. I went for the cropped trouser as I’m really into the cropped look with strappy heels these days. To give an otherwise simple blouse a little interest, I chose a long version with sheer panel details on the lower half. The sheer panels give the blouse a flowy and feminine look. I chose a strappy heel for this look to show a little skin as my arms and legs are completely covered. Just a peek of skin makes this look more delicate. And, of course, an all black outfit is rarely complete without a piece of statement jewelry! Statement necklaces like the one I’m wearing here are extremely fashionable for Spring. So don’t be afraid to pull out a chunky necklace in the coming months to top off your look!
Shop my featured look here…
Cropped Trouser: J.Crew Teddy Pant
**Photography by Dean O’Brien”