Styling Basic Black and Link Up

Sometimes simple is best. Nothing is more simple than a basic black outfit, or a column if you will. That sounds fancy but it’s really just a black top and pants. Just by swapping out a topper and accessories you can take this basic black outfit to different levels.

Let’s start with my basic black outfit. Not bad on it’s own but I think it could look better.Black Tank + Black Jeans

Black Jeans ||Booties||Black and White Bracelets||Earrings || Cuff Bracelet

Adding a denim jacket is a super easy way to add a little extra somethin’! This time of year an extra layer is probably a necessity as well.  I love the peplum hem on this jacket. Black jeans + top + denim jacket

Similar Denim Jacket

You can easily dress up a basic black outfit with a pretty, long cardigan. I bought this one over a year ago on sale at White House Black Market but have yet to wear it. Not sure why because it feels so luxurious! The tip here is don’t hesitate to think an item is too dressy to wear with jeans and a tank top. Black Jeans + Black Tank + Long Cardigan

Sweater Option (on sale!)

By swapping my black sock boots for the snake print booties the outfit is a little dressier, don’t you think?  Still just as comfortable but the black boots keep the focus on the pretty cardigan. Although it’s hard to tell in the photos, this cardigan has the prettiest sheen to it and the loveliest neutral colors.Black Jeans + Black Tank + Long Cardigan

Similar Boots

And finally I am sharing something that just absolutely does not work on me. But oh how I thought it did until I saw the photos. I ordered this hi lo top. And let me tell you I thought I was ready for the runway! After seeing the photos I realized that what I thought I looked like was not reality. So, it was returned. Black Jeans + Black Tank + Hi Lo Top

I guess you win some, you lose some. But boy was I hopeful this would work!I guess the moral of the story is to keep it simple; there’s no need to try something outlandish. Work with what you have, don’t try too hard and you can style a basic black outfit in a myriad of ways!

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If you haven’t yet entered the giveaway for the Starking Watches please do! So easy, just follow us on Instagram!

Today I am teaming up with 4 other beautiful bloggers to host a Valentine’s Day giveaway! There will be 1 Grand Prize winner with a box full of goodies for yourself and the special guy in your life including 3 Starking Watches, 2 face masks, foot masks, an eye mask for sleeping, earrings, scrunchies, Season 8 of GOT on DVD, and the contents of 2 Gentlemen’s boxes! There will also be 6 second place winners that receive a Starking Watch! With so many prizes you have a great chance to win! Good luck!

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My favorite post from last week’s link up came from my good friend Jess of Elegantly Dressed and Stylish. I am absolutely crazy for her leopard dress and red cardigan!Is she stunning, or what?



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