As for today, it's Wednesday and that means it's all about fashion. Last time I showed you five different ways I styled a basic t-shirt and blue jeans, this week we'll take the same concept only the staple pieces I chose were a pair of black dress pants and a basic black top.
For the first look I started with the basic black pants and shirt and I chose a pair of black pumps leftover from my working wardrobe. I added a leopard scarf and some classic gold jewelry. This outfit could take me from daytime to evening no problem.
Here I just added my red thrift store blazer and pearls and it changed the look completely. I could see myself wearing this for a meeting, a nice dinner with my hubby or to church on Sunday morning.
I love cardigans and luckily they are fairly inexpensive. I have several of them in all sorts of different colors. Here I've added one in hot pink which is one of my favorite fashion colors right now. This one is from Old Navy. I have to confess I always thought Old Navy was for the twenty somethings but their staple pieces have worked well in my revamped wardrobe and their sale prices are really good. I swapped my pumps for leopard flats, added a gold tassel necklace and now I could wear this outfit any day of the week.
Next, I traded the cardigan for a blue chambray shirt. I wish I had bought this shirt in one size smaller because I feel like it kind of swallows me up every time I wear it. I love the look but just wish it was a little more fitted. I tried it with both the leopard flats and black booties. What do you think?
And finally, I threw a sweater over the black top for a little warmth. The sweater has a boat neckline which is not my most flattering so having the shirt on underneath kind of minimized this. Here again I love the look and softness of this sweater but felt like it was a bit loose and not very flattering on me. Luckily, I had never worn it and it still had the tags on so it was quickly placed in my return pile.
Taking pictures of my outfits has certainly given me a new perspective on what styles look best on me. Even if you don't blog I would encourage you to take a few selfies in a full length mirror. You might be surprised at how different clothes accentuate your figure. I used to think looser fitting clothes would make me appear slimmer, now I don't think that's true. My body has certainly changed over the years and what used to flatter me really doesn't any more.
Of course when you stick an adorable six year old (who tucked his shirt in and put on a belt just for the occasion) next to you anything you have on just looks cuter.
Not sure what next Wednesday will bring but I'm thinking it will involve Spring color. Any ideas or suggestions? I'd love to hear.
black tuxedo pants - The Loft
black shirt - Walmart
leopard scarf - Walgreens
pink cardigan - Old Navy
blue chambray shirt - Old Navy
Eyelash sweater - Target
leopard flats - Kohls
black booties - Kohls
gold tassel necklace - Walmart