Banana Republic Blazer

Blacking Out

Fashion & Beauty

As deeply as I love fashion, I am rarely one to jump on trends and experiment too far out of my comfort zone. One of the advantages of age is that I know what I like, and I know what I won’t like no matter how “in” it is. Still, some days I get stuck in a rut or am just not feeling particularly inspired by the contents of my closet.

My failsafe solution? The all-black outfit.

Black Outfit

It’s so easy, and never goes out of style. Even better? It’s universally flattering and transitions well from day to night.

Black also hides a lot of sins, including minor weight fluctuations (oh hello, Aunt Flow!) and the inevitably dirty fingers of my children.

Black Outfit

Even in an all-black ensemble, however, you can add subtle details to add dimension and personality to your look. I’ve had this blazer from Banana Republic for years, and I love the faux-leather collar. It’s just that tiny bit “extra” and I dig it.

This Coach bag was one of my first “grown-up” bag purchases many years ago, but I still pull it out from time to time and love how it holds everything I need and matches any outfit.

Coach handbag

Do you have a failsafe back-up plan when you don’t know what to wear? Please share it in the comments, and thank you so much for reading!


Shop the post:

Blazer: Banana Republic (old, similar on sale here ) l Jeggings: Old Navy l Shoes: Steve Madden (old, similar herel Bag: Coach (old)

14 Comments Write a comment


  • Sohaiba January 23, 2018

    Black is my fav color!! You look gorgeous

    • January 23, 2018

      Mine too, and thank you so much! You made my day!

  • Kelly January 22, 2018

    Love this! It never goes out of style, and ALWAYS looks great. Awesome post, friend.

  • Anissa January 22, 2018

    Love black clothing. It’s a classic look and you can never go wrong! Great outfit!

  • Michelle January 22, 2018

    All black is one of my favorite combinations to wear — it’s so simple and classic and always looks sophisticated!

    • January 22, 2018

      I totally agree…even all black comfy clothes looks way more chic than any other color!

  • John Darrel January 22, 2018

    Definitely, black is always a good color choice for women 😉

    • January 22, 2018

      I couldn’t agree more!

  • Shoma January 22, 2018

    My favorite color ever is black. You can never go wrong with it!

    • January 22, 2018

      Amen to that!

  • Holly January 22, 2018

    I agree Black is also my go to colour. It’s quite safe but also looks great in most situations! You look great!

    • January 22, 2018

      Thank you! And I totally agree…black looks chic no matter how you spin it.

  • Duia January 22, 2018

    black suits you well and you look like a strong woman <3

    • January 22, 2018

      Thank you, that’s such a nice thing to say!

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