Black Out

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An all black get-up is a uniform for most women. And why wouldn’t it be? The color is sliming, there are rarely “shades” of black, so pairing different fabrics and different brands together is easy and often means stress free mornings.

However, it definitely can look a little predictable after a while if this is your Monday through Friday normal. The key to making black on black interesting is experimenting with new, trendy shapes. It allows  you to play in a color that you know works and, ultimately, allows you to keep these more trendy pieces season after season as you can be sure they’ll role back into style eventually.

I love the look of a oversized skirt with an oversized top, but, if we’re just calling it like it is, I could never wear that. I mean, it’s not like I haven’t tried. BELIEVE ME. I dream I’m trapped in the florescent lighted dressing rooms at Intermix and Barney’s trying on countless pairings, praying that one will work. Or did that happen? Who can tell anymore. Point is, I’ve adapted this look to make it a little more “petite” girl friendly. I adore this skirt by Sandro because it’s (OH SO COMFY) just fitted enough around my bum before flaring out, giving way to some curve. Add an oversized, yet cropped (that’s the key) sweater in the same color and tuck in the front and there you go! It doesn’t hurt to add a sky high pair of heels either.

Photography by Cortnee Brown

Sunnies: Ray-Ban

Sweater: Vince

Skirt: Sandro (on sale!)

Bag: Botkier (similar here)

Heels: Elizabeth & James

Necklaces: Dana Rebecca

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