This is a bit of a different look for me. Typically, I’m all about color, prints and patterns to make up my outfits. However, I was intrigued by the idea of a monochromatic black look. There’s no question that with the right elements, black can look extremely chic and expensive. So, I wanted to challenge myself to see if I could create an all black look that was still interesting.
I think the key to using much of the same color is to infuse different elements to add interest. This can be in the form of materials and fabrics. I started off with a silky pleated skirt. It has a bit of sheen that definitely gives off a sophisticated feel. Then, I added a faux leather belt that helped to cinch in my waistline as well as contrast the skirt. Finally, with a simple black tank top and blazer worn off of my shoulders, this all black look was formed.
Once I put those elements together, I knew that I needed something else to help break up the black. I felt that I had reached the max of the dark hues so I decided to wear my latest purchase of this netted bucket bag. This bag is one of my favorite purchases in a while. I think that it is so unique, eye-catching and was the perfect accessory to pair with this outfit. To play off of the netting of the bag, I put on my tried-and-true beige lace up sandals and with that, this look was complete. And I have to say…I love it. It’s very understated and certainly not for everyone but I think that all of the elements really make it a well-rounded style. I hope that you like it too!
Jacket: Old Navy | Top: Old Navy | Skirt: H&M | Purse: Nordstrom Rack (more colors available here) | Belt: JCPenney | Shoes: Nine West (old)
Photographer: Steve Suavemente
I love your style and this would be a great look for work or church. Love it.
Thank you LaTonia!
Kristine, I could rock this look at church. Thanks for the inspiration.