September 4, 2020
Just in the last few days, I’ve been out a bit, and it seemed that ALL of the beautifully-dressed women I saw were wearing black shirts or tops of some sort!
I’m going to notice these things, of course. And this is such a great way to get dressed – especially for those of us who are top-heavy, or who prefer to downplay the top half of our bodies. Everybody can picture wearing a ton of different things with a simple pair of black pants, or black skirt. I need to remember that the opposite is equally possible!
Of course, my favorite winter outfit in a black cashmere turtleneck and faded jeans…
A black top doesn’t have to be a simple tee shirt – this top has a subtle Swiss dot pattern woven in:
If your skirt is a very busy print, a simple top might be the best option:
You don’t HAVE to match your top to your skirt…
And if you like florals, your shoes and your mask don’t have to match either! Who is going to come up to you and ask you if they are the same?
This last outfit is faked – I didn’t actually see anybody wearing this! But this is a “planning for cool weather” idea – any really jazzy pants with a black background lend themselves perfect to a simple cashmere sweater. Add a bracelet, scarf and low boots/tall loafers, and you’re all set:
Give that I own a stack of black sweaters, this is something I need to keep in mind! Does anybody have a printed or patterned winter skirt, or pair of pants? I’m thinking…
p.s. SEVEN YEARS AGO (back when I was working in an office full-time) I was plotting out my dream work wardrobe for autumn…