How To Make An All Black Look Holiday Ready
One of my formulas for putting outfits together for the holidays is to start off with an all-black base. This way I can add any novelty jacket, cardigan, sweater, poncho or shawl in any color on top of my all-black look and I am good to go. It can also work with just adding great gold or silver jewelry.
Today I have two looks for you where I started with an all-black look and added two different toppers and a great necklace to make them holiday ready.
I put together my base look with our Black Round Neck Long Sleeve Top and my black stretch velvet jeans. The top is one of our best-selling rayon modal jersey tops. It is a great basic top which makes a perfect layering piece as well.
For the first look I am wearing our classic Gabrielle Boucle Jacket over my all-black look. This jacket is made from a beautiful boucle/tweed fabric in black and ivory with a touch of gold. Also, there are small clear sequins sewn into the weave giving the jacket a slight shimmer when it catches the light.
The body is semi shaped with long sleeves and two front patch pockets and there is a self-fringe that finishes the front placket as well as the edge of the pockets and the bottom of the sleeves. There is also a very small gold rope trim that goes all across the front, pockets and bottom of sleeves. It is finished off with black lining and small shoulder pads.
As I have said before, boucle jackets are inspired by the great Coco Chanel, they are classics that will never go out of style, and this is one of them! We only have a few pieces left in this beautiful jacket.
For the second look I am wearing our Ivory Cardigan with Gold Metallic Leopard Print, which is a more casual alternative. I love that the leopard print is in a metallic gold giving it a new twist on doing leopard. The body is semi shaped and true to size. It is made from a soft ivory yarn which is then printed on top with a subtle gold metallic leopard print.
Make sure to check the store photos for a closer look to see the print, as it is hard to get the details of it in some of the photos below.
For a necklace I am wearing a new Matte Gold Chunky Hammered Link Chain Necklace. This is a great statement necklace you can wear with many different looks. I finished off my look with black boots, gold belt and a vintage box bag.
Black velvet jeans - Banana Republic
Booties - Marc Fisher
Bag - vintage
Belt - Valentino
How do you like my looks Today?